Famous 19th Century Opera Singers

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 1 Florence Foster Jenkins

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 2 Nellie Melba

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931

Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.

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 3 Alessandro Moreschi

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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: November 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monte Compatri
Died: April 21, 1922

 4 Jenny Lind

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: November 2, 1887
Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, also known as the "Swedish Nightingale,” was a prominent 19th-century soprano and performed all over Europe. She also donated generously to various charities, especially to the cause of free schools in Sweden. She also taught at the Royal College of Music in London. 

 5 Grace Moore

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Famous As: Opera Singer & Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26, 1947

 6 Alma Gluck

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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: May 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 27, 1938

 7 Lina Cavalieri

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Opera singer
Birthdate: December 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Viterbo
Died: February 7, 1944
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 8 Maria Malibran

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23, 1836

 9 Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient

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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: December 6, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 26, 1860

 10 Manuel García

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 1, 1906

 11 Mary Garden

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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: January 3, 1967

 12 Helen Traubel

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: June 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 28, 1972

 13 Giuditta Pasta

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: October 26, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saronno, Italy
Died: April 1, 1865

 14 Manuel del Popolo García

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Famous As: Singer and composer
Birthdate: January 21, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: June 9, 1832

 15 Henriette Sontag

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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: January 3, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 17, 1854

 16 Giulia Grisi

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 22, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 29, 1869

 17 Luigi Lablache

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 6, 1794
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 23, 1858

 18 Elizabeth Greenfield

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1876 AD

 19 Sophia Dussek

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1831 AD

 20 Victor Maurel

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: June 17, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: October 22, 1923

 21 Giovanni Battista Rubini

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Famous As: Tenor
Birthdate: April 7, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romano di Lombardia, Italy
Died: March 3, 1854

 22 Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: July 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 21, 1865

 23 Giovanni Matteo Mario

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: December 11, 1883

 24 Marietta Alboni

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Famous As: Contralto
Birthdate: March 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Città di Castello, Italy
Died: June 23, 1894

 25 Adelaide Kemble

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: October 31, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 4, 1879

 26 Ludwig Fischer

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: July 10, 1825

 27 Antonio Tamburini

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 28, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
Died: November 8, 1876

 28 Gertrud Elisabeth Mara

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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: February 23, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: January 20, 1833

 29 Eduard Devrient

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Famous As: Baritone
Birthdate: August 11, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 4, 1877

 30 Déryné Róza Széppataki

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: September 29, 1872

 31 Joseph Tichatschek

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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: July 11, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Teplice nad Metují, Czechia
Died: January 18, 1886

 32 Emil Devrient

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 7, 1872

 33 Katharina Klafsky

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 19, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Szent-János, Hungary
Died: September 22, 1896