Articles about role
Few opera singers have reached a truly global audience, and even fewer have achieved the status of superstar. The six singers on this list have done both and more. Though not necessarily the greatest of all time-critics and connoisseurs may prefer other singers-their immense talent cannot be denied. Live or through the medium of recordings, their voices have been heard all over the world and have helped introduce opera to a wider audience.
The silent era in film history, roughly covering the first three decades of cinema, already saw the first Hollywood superstars climbing their way to the firmament. Gifted with beauty, glamour, and amazing powers of expression, they didn't need voices to conquer the heart of a public who was just discovering the magic of moving images. Many of these quietly magnetic stars are now, if not entirely forgotten, only remembered by film buffs and historians. A select few, however, have never quite left the firmament. Their charisma and unique talent have kept them relevant to later audiences as icons of classic cinema.