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I read this page and wondered in what sense cantatrice differs from chanteuse, two terms for a singing woman. Is cantatrice more official, for professional/succesful singers, as opposed to chanteuse?

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Not every chanteuse (female singer) can be a cantatrice.

The latter is restricted to famous classical music singers so for example Madonna, Beyoncé or Céline Dion, whatever their career and success do not qualify for this designation.

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