Yma Sumac (1922-2008) was a Peruvian-American coloratula soprano. Her five-octave range, her embrace of exotica music, her stage personality, and her exotic looks during the 1950s made her a sensation among audiences world-wide. Her music, I fear, is an acquired taste -- one that I unfortunately have never acquired, but there are thems that like it.. But she dis some amazing things with her vocal chords.
I wonder how many remember her today.