Famous 19th Century Opera Singers

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Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
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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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Alessandro Moreschi
(Singer, Opera singer)
Alessandro Moreschi
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Birthdate: November 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monte Compatri
Died: April 21, 1922
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Enrico Caruso
(Operatic Tenor of the Early 20th Century & One of the First Musicians to Document His Voice on Recordings)
Enrico Caruso
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Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 2, 1921

Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Lily Pons
(American-French operatic soprano)
Lily Pons
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Birthdate: April 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
Died: February 13, 1976
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Jenny Lind
(Opera Singer)
Jenny Lind
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Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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. 
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Adelina Patti
(Opera Singer)
Adelina Patti
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Birthdate: February 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919
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Beniamino Gigli
(Opera singer)
Beniamino Gigli
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Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957
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Kirsten Flagstad
(Opera Singer)
Kirsten Flagstad
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Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamar, Norway
Died: December 7, 1962
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Lauritz Melchior
(Opera singer)
Lauritz Melchior
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Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1973
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Rosa Ponselle
(Operatic Soprano)
Rosa Ponselle
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Birthdate: January 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 1981
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Richard Bruno Heydrich
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Birthdate: February 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuben, Dresden, Germany
Died: August 24, 1938
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Grace Moore
(Opera Singer & Actress)
Grace Moore
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Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26, 1947
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Eva Mylott
(Opera singer)
Eva Mylott
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Birthdate: February 27, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 20, 1920
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Maria Malibran
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Birthdate: March 24, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23, 1836
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Alma Gluck
(Soprano)
Alma Gluck
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Birthdate: May 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 27, 1938
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Geraldine Farrar
(Opera singer)
Geraldine Farrar
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Birthdate: February 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 11, 1967
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Lawrence Tibbett
(Opera singer)
Lawrence Tibbett
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Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: July 15, 1960
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Manuel García
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Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 1, 1906
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Christina Nilsson
(Opera singer)
Christina Nilsson
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Birthdate: August 20, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1921
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Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
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Birthdate: December 6, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 26, 1860
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Ernestine Schumann-Heink
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Birthdate: June 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Libeň, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died: November 17, 1936
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Helen Traubel
(Opera singer)
Helen Traubel
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Birthdate: June 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 28, 1972
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Amelita Galli-Curci
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Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 26, 1963
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Mary Garden
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)
Mary Garden
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Birthdate: February 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: January 3, 1967
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Emmy Destinn
(Operatic Soprano)
Emmy Destinn
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Birthdate: February 26, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czechia
Died: January 29, 1930
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Giuditta Pasta
(Opera Singer)
Giuditta Pasta
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Birthdate: October 26, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saronno, Italy
Died: April 1, 1865
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Emma Calvé
(Operatic soprano)
Emma Calvé
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Birthdate: August 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Decazeville, France
Died: January 6, 1942
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Leo Slezak
(Tenor)
Leo Slezak
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Birthdate: August 18, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šumperk, Czechia
Died: June 1, 1946
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Francoise Rosay
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Birthdate: April 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 28, 1974
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Jean de Reszke
(Tenor singer)
Jean de Reszke
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Birthdate: January 14, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: April 3, 1925
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Henriette Sontag
(Operatic soprano)
Henriette Sontag
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Birthdate: January 3, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 17, 1854
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Giulia Grisi
(Opera singer)
Giulia Grisi
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Birthdate: May 22, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 29, 1869
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Manuel del Popolo García
(Singer and composer)
Manuel del Popolo García
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Birthdate: January 21, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: June 9, 1832
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Lilli Lehmann
(Operatic Soprano)
Lilli Lehmann
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Birthdate: November 24, 1848
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wurzburg, Germany
Died: May 17, 1929
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Luigi Lablache
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Birthdate: December 6, 1794
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 23, 1858
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Elisabeth Schumann
(Soprano singer)
Elisabeth Schumann
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Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany
Died: April 23, 1952
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Lillian Nordica
(Opera Singer)
Lillian Nordica
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Birthdate: December 12, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Farmington, Maine, United States
Died: May 10, 1914
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Maria Forescu
(Opera singer)
Maria Forescu
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Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: November 23, 1943
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Emma Eames
(Soprano)
Emma Eames
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Birthdate: August 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: June 13, 1952
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Hermine Finck
(Opera singer)
Hermine Finck
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Birthdate: January 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: October 31, 1932
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Elizabeth Greenfield
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Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1876 AD
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Matilda Sissieretta Jones
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Birthdate: January 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: June 24, 1933
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Victor Maurel
(Opera singer)
Victor Maurel
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Birthdate: June 17, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: October 22, 1923
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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Birthdate: July 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 21, 1865
Giovanni Battista Rubini
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Birthdate: April 7, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romano di Lombardia, Italy
Died: March 3, 1854
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Lujza Blaha
(Hungarian actress)
Lujza Blaha
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Birthdate: September 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
Died: January 18, 1926

A significant figure of the golden age of the Hungarian folk play, Lujza Blaha earned the nickname of The Nation’s Nightingale. Born to traveling actors, she stepped into acting at age 15 and later gained fame with plays such as Madame Sans-Gêne. She was also in the news for her sexually liberal outlook.

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Giovanni Matteo Mario
(Opera Singer)
Giovanni Matteo Mario
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Birthdate: October 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: December 11, 1883
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Sophia Dussek
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Birthdate: May 1, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1831 AD
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Sibyl Sanderson
(Opera singer)
Sibyl Sanderson
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Birthdate: December 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: May 16, 1903
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Louise Homer
(Singer)
Louise Homer
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Birthdate: April 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 6, 1947