Explore the voices nominated by the NPR community and our panel of experts.
50 Great Voices archive
Listen Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii
Read Montserrat Caballé: A Voice Of Passionate Grandeur
March 8, 2011 – Caballé could be imposing at full voice, but she showed her real greatness when singing intimately.
Read Dianne Reeves: A Jazz Voice With Pop Sensibilities
February 1, 2011 – The legendary singer celebrates her affinity for pop music with a jazz musician's approach.
Read Meredith Monk: A Voice For All Time
January 11, 2011 – Simple and unadorned, Monk's vocal music sounds as if it has always meant to exist.
Listen Camaron De La Isla: The Voice Of Flamenco
Watch Youssou N'Dour: The Voice Of Senegal
Watch George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak
Watch Luther Vandross: The Velvet Voice
Listen Billie Holiday: Emotional Power Through Song
Listen Chavela Vargas: The Voice Of Triumph
Listen Placido Domingo: The Spellbinding Voice Of A Titan Tenor
November 8, 2010 – Rufus Wainwright, Tim Page and Renee Fleming reflect on Placido Domingo's performances as Otello.
Listen Buika: The Voice Of Freedom
Listen Celia Cruz: The Voice From Havana
Watch Amalia Rodrigues: The Voice Of Extreme Expression