Here are two delicious trios of divas: Mary Testa, Audra McDonald and Rebecca Luker for Broadway
vs. Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Marilyn Horne for opera, performing "Sing for Your Supper."
The song is from the 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse, which ran on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre (now known as the Neil Simon) on west 52nd Street for 235 performances. The ladies originally performing this number were Muriel Angelus, Marcy Wescott and Wynn Murray.
The opera divas were part of "A Celebration of the American Musical" at Avery Fisher Hall in 1997. The Broadway divas were part of the Boston Pops' Richard Rodgers Tribute in 2002.
It would almost be a tie, but the Broadway divas have a slight edge over the opera divas on fashion, despite La Horne's sequins. They had 5 years on their side when it came to their gowns. Plus the Broadway divas throw in some sassy choreography.