Shirley Verrett

1931 - 2010

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Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles, i.e. soprano sfogato. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Verrett has received more than 113,516 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Shirley Verrett is the 1,017th most popular singer (down from 917th in 2019), the 5,662nd most popular biography from United States and the 291st most popular American Singer.

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  • 110k

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  • 59.68

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Shirley Verrett ranks 1,017 out of 3,541Before her are Jerome Flynn, Seiko Matsuda, Prodigy, Melanie C, Gérard Lenorman, and Lasse Mårtenson. After her are Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Heintje Simons, Bertrand Cantat, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Bobby Womack.

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Among people born in 1931, Shirley Verrett ranks 301Before her are Dimitar Dobrev, Louis Pouzin, André Noyelle, Jean-Jacques Marcel, John Zizioulas, and Mustafa Dağıstanlı. After her are Klaus Rifbjerg, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Antonio Gamoneda, D. J. Fontana, Jerry Van Dyke, and Yuriy Voynov. Among people deceased in 2010, Shirley Verrett ranks 230Before her are John Wooden, Ed Roberts, István Bilek, Nelly Landry, Jamie Gillis, and Geoffrey Burbidge. After her are Anneliese Rothenberger, Azzeddine Laraki, Roy Ward Baker, Tomás Eloy Martínez, Charles Mackerras, and Herb Ellis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shirley Verrett ranks 5,662 out of 15,968Before her are William Lane Craig (1949), Talisa Soto (1967), Lee Meriwether (1935), Lester Bowie (1941), Janice Dickinson (1955), and Alex Katz (1927). After her are Charles Daniels (1885), John Slattery (1962), William Porter (1926), Cliff Martinez (1954), Craig Mello (1960), and Michael Dell (1965).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Shirley Verrett ranks 291Before her are Mandy Moore (1984), Lynn Anderson (1947), Joan Osborne (1962), Kenny Dorham (1924), Signe Toly Anderson (1941), and Prodigy (1974). After her are Lou Gramm (1950), Bobby Womack (1944), Lil Pump (2000), Sylvester (1947), Eva Cassidy (1963), and Nick Carter (1980).