If you click here, you will see a discussion with Renata Scotto on NPR along with a short list of selections of arias by herself, her precursors Maria Callas and Jussi Bjorling, and two modern singers Natalie Dessay and Jonas Kaufmann.
This is oddly timely. Natalie sings the mad scene from Hamlet.
For her selection for Jonas Kaufmann she chooses what must also be my favorite track for him: the Prize Song from Wagner's Die Meistersinger.
The screen lets you explore the vast NPR archive. See it now before the yahoos get to it.