Famous 19th Century Opera Singers

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 1 Nellie Melba

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.

 2 Florence Foster Jenkins

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.

 3 Alessandro Moreschi

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
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 4 Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind
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Famous As: Opera Singer
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. 

 5 Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
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.

 6 Lily Pons

Lily Pons
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Famous As: American-French operatic soprano
Birthdate: April 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
Died: February 13, 1976

 7 Adelina Patti

Adelina Patti
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: February 10, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919
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 8 Beniamino Gigli

Beniamino Gigli
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957

 9 Kirsten Flagstad

Kirsten Flagstad
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamar, Norway
Died: December 7, 1962

 10 Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1973

 11 Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Ponselle
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: January 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 1981

 12 Grace Moore

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

 13 Richard Bruno Heydrich

Richard Bruno Heydrich
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuben, Dresden, Germany
Died: August 24, 1938

 14 Eva Mylott

Eva Mylott
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 20, 1920

 15 Richard Tauber

Richard Tauber
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: January 8, 1948

Richard Tauber was an Austrian tenor and film actor. The son of an actress, he often toured with his mother and developed a love for the theater. He also enjoyed singing and studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. He went on to become a tenor and an actor and also conducted at the Theater an der Wien. 

 16 Geraldine Farrar

Geraldine Farrar
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 11, 1967

 17 Alma Gluck

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

 18 Lina Cavalieri

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

 19 Maria Malibran

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

 20 Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient

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

 21 Lawrence Tibbett

Lawrence Tibbett
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: July 15, 1960

 22 Christina Nilsson

Christina Nilsson
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1921

 23 Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink
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Famous As: Contralto
Birthdate: June 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Libeň, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died: November 17, 1936

 24 Manuel García

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

 25 Mary Garden

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

 26 Amelita Galli-Curci

Amelita Galli-Curci
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: November 26, 1963

 27 Helen Traubel

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

 28 Emmy Destinn

Emmy Destinn
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: February 26, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czechia
Died: January 29, 1930

 29 Giuditta Pasta

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

 30 Emma Calvé

Emma Calvé
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: August 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Decazeville, France
Died: January 6, 1942

 31 Leo Slezak

Leo Slezak
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Famous As: Tenor
Birthdate: August 18, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Šumperk, Czechia
Died: June 1, 1946

 32 Manuel del Popolo García

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

 33 Francoise Rosay

Francoise Rosay
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 28, 1974

 34 Jean de Reszke

Jean de Reszke
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Famous As: Tenor singer
Birthdate: January 14, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: April 3, 1925

 35 Henriette Sontag

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

 36 Giulia Grisi

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

 37 Lilli Lehmann

Lilli Lehmann
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: November 24, 1848
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wurzburg, Germany
Died: May 17, 1929

 38 Elisabeth Schumann

Elisabeth Schumann
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany
Died: April 23, 1952

 39 Luigi Lablache

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

 40 Lillian Nordica

Lillian Nordica
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Farmington, Maine, United States
Died: May 10, 1914

 41 Hermine Finck

Hermine Finck
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: October 31, 1932

 42 Elizabeth Greenfield

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

 43 Emma Eames

Emma Eames
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: August 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: June 13, 1952

 44 Maria Forescu

Maria Forescu
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: November 23, 1943

 45 Sophia Dussek

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

 46 Victor Maurel

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

 47 Matilda Sissieretta Jones

Matilda Sissieretta Jones
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: January 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: June 24, 1933

 48 Giovanni Battista Rubini

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

 49 Giovanni Matteo Mario

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

 50 Lujza Blaha

Lujza Blaha
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Famous As: Hungarian actress
Birthdate: September 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
Died: January 18, 1926