Leading sopranos raise their voices for women composers

Leading sopranos raise their voices for women composers
Danielle de Niese: the soprano is campaigning to raise the profile of forgotten female sopranos; inset: Gabriella Di Laccio. Getty
The controversy over the role – or more specifically non-roles - of women in classical music ratcheted up an octave last week with two famous sopranos speaking out following research saying that just 76 concerts out of 1,445 performed globally this year will have included at least one piece by a woman composer.

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