Famous Italian Opera Singers

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 1 Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who went on to become one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. Nicknamed the King of the High Cs, Pavarotti is regarded as one of the best tenors of the 20th century. Also a well-known humanitarian, Luciano Pavarotti hosted annual charity concerts to raise money for various UN causes.

 2 Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy

Widely regarded as an opera singer with the most beautiful voice, Andrea Bocelli is an Italian record producer and singer-songwriter. He serves as an inspiration to many as he went on to become one of the most popular Italian singers of all time, despite losing his vision at age 12. He has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

 3 Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004
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 4 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.

 5 Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 6 Farinelli

Farinelli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782

 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 Franco Corelli

Franco Corelli
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Famous As: Tenor Singer
Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003

 9 Mirella Freni

Mirella Freni
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020

 10 Ezio Pinza

Ezio Pinza
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 9, 1957

 11 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

 12 Giuseppe Di Stefano

Giuseppe Di Stefano
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
Died: March 3, 2008

 13 Roberto Alagna

Roberto Alagna
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: June 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clichy-sous-Bois, France

Roberto Alagna is a French operatic tenor who has performed at major theatres like the Royal Opera House, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. His portrayal of Roméo in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at the Royal Opera House in 1994 earned him international stardom. In 2008, the French government honored him with the Chevalier Legion of Honour. 

 14 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

 15 Carlo Bergonzi

Carlo Bergonzi
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Famous As: Operatic Tenor
Birthdate: July 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Polesine Parmense, Italy
Died: July 25, 2014

 16 Mario del Monaco

Mario del Monaco
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Famous As: Operatic Tenor
Birthdate: July 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: October 16, 1982

 17 Renata Scotto

Renata Scotto
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy

 18 Tito Gobbi

Tito Gobbi
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Famous As: Baritone singer
Birthdate: October 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Italy
Died: March 5, 1984

 19 Senesino

Senesino
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: October 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: November 27, 1759

 20 Katia Ricciarelli

Katia Ricciarelli
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: January 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rovigo, Italy

 21 Magda Olivero

Magda Olivero
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saluzzo
Died: September 8, 2014

 22 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

 23 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

 24 Licia Albanese

Licia Albanese
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bari, Italy
Died: August 15, 2014

 25 Rosa Feola

Rosa Feola
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Nicola la Strada, Italy

 26 Cesare Siepi

Cesare Siepi
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: July 5, 2010

 27 Piero Cappuccilli

Piero Cappuccilli
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Famous As: Baritone singer
Birthdate: November 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: July 12, 2005

 28 Rosanna Carteri

Rosanna Carteri
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: December 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: October 25, 2020

 29 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

 30 Francesca Cuzzoni

Francesca Cuzzoni
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: April 2, 1696
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: June 19, 1778

 31 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

 32 Ferrucio Tagliavini

Ferrucio Tagliavini
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Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: August 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Died: January 28, 1995

 33 Faustina Bordoni

Faustina Bordoni
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1697
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 4, 1781

 34 Giuseppe Taddei

Giuseppe Taddei
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Famous As: Baritone
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: June 2, 2010

 35 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

 36 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

 37 Marietta Alboni

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

 38 Anna Renzi

Anna Renzi
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: 1620 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1660 AD

 39 Antonio Tamburini

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

 40 Yoko Watanabe

Yoko Watanabe
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: July 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: July 15, 2004

 41 Cecilia Fusco

Cecilia Fusco
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: June 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 26, 2020

 42 Eugenia Ratti

Eugenia Ratti
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: April 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: November 14, 2020

 43 Antonio Montagnana

Antonio Montagnana
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1730 AD
Birthplace: Venice
Died: 1750 AD