Famous German Opera Singers

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Jonas Kaufmann
(Operatic tenor)

Jonas Kaufmann
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Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

German opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann is best known for his versatility. Born to music lover parents, he grew up listening to his father’s collection of classical music. Dropping out of a math course in university, he opted for music instead. He is best known for his performance in Don Carlos.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 18, 2012

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Diana Damrau
(Singer)

Diana Damrau
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Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany
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 4 
Fritz Wunderlich
(Lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder)

Fritz Wunderlich
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Birthdate: September 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kusel, Germany
Died: September 17, 1966

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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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Christa Ludwig
(Mezzo-soprano)

Christa Ludwig
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Birthdate: March 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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Emanuel Schikaneder
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Birthdate: September 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Straubing, Germany
Died: September 21, 1812
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 8 
Andreas Scholl
(Operatic countertenor)

Andreas Scholl
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Birthdate: November 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eltville, Germany

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Maria Radner
(Opera singer)

Maria Radner
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Birthdate: January 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: March 24, 2015

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Joseph Schmidt
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Birthdate: March 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bukovina, Romania
Died: November 16, 1942

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Iva Mihanovic
(Soprano)

Iva Mihanovic
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Birthdate: April 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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Hermann Prey
(Baritone)

Hermann Prey
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Birthdate: July 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 23, 1998

 13 
René Pape
(Operatic bass)

René Pape
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Birthdate: September 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

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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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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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Jan Kiepura
(Singer)

Jan Kiepura
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Birthdate: May 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
Died: August 15, 1966

 17 
Oleg Bryjak
(Former Soloist with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf)

Oleg Bryjak
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Birthdate: October 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhezqazghan, Kazakhstan
Died: March 24, 2015

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Edda Moser
(Opera singer)

Edda Moser
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Birthdate: October 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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Siegfried Jerusalem
(Operatic Tenor)

Siegfried Jerusalem
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Birthdate: April 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oberhausen, Germany

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Anneliese Rothenberger
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Birthdate: June 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: May 24, 2010

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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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Horst Schulze
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Birthdate: April 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: October 24, 2018

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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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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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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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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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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Birthdate: July 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 21, 1865

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Ludwig Fischer
(Opera Singer)

Ludwig Fischer
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Birthdate: August 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: July 10, 1825

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Joseph Tichatschek
(Opera singer)

Joseph Tichatschek
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Birthdate: July 11, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Teplice nad Metují, Czechia
Died: January 18, 1886

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Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
(Operatic Soprano)

Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
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Birthdate: February 23, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: January 20, 1833

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Anton Raaff
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Birthdate: May 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: May 28, 1797

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Eduard Devrient
(Baritone)

Eduard Devrient
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Birthdate: August 11, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 4, 1877

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Emil Devrient
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Birthdate: September 4, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: August 7, 1872