I might suggest that Aprile Millo would certainly qualify as a great
verismo diva. In the past 3 years or so she has had tremendous success
as Adriana, Gioconda, Fanciulla, and Zaza.
Certainly she sings Tosca often, which is another verismo work, and
Chenier, and scenes from Cecelia. Yes, she is known as a Verdian
soprano, and she sings Verdi better than anyone today, but verismo has
been creeping into her repertoire, and she has scored "smash hits" in
every work mentioned above!
So she has my vote for the last great verismo diva!! And, BTW, she is
in constant touch with the great Olivero, who is a big fan of Millo's!
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