Male Opera Singers

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 1 
Luciano Pavarotti
(Operatic tenor)

Luciano Pavarotti
10
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.

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Andrea Bocelli
(Italian Operatic Tenor Noted for His Unique Blend of Opera & Pop Music)

Andrea Bocelli
30
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.

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Placido Domingo
(Opera singer, Conductor)

Placido Domingo
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Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo has performed in a variety of languages, such as English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. The winner of nine Grammys and five Latin Grammys, he later performed as part of The Three Tenors, with legends Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, releasing bestselling albums.

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José Carreras
(Opera Singer)

José Carreras
12
Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sants, Barcelona, Spain

José Carreras is a Spanish operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. Making his debut on the operatic stage at the age of 11, he went on to build an illustrious career in the following decades. A leukemia survivor, he founded the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.  

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Bryn Terfel
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

Bryn Terfel
9
Birthdate: November 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pant Glas

Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel initially gained fame with his roles in operas such as The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. The Guildhall alumnus later won a Grammy and 4 Classic Brit Awards. He was also knighted and awarded a CBE honor for his extraordinary achievements in music.

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Alessandro Moreschi
(Singer, Opera singer)

Alessandro Moreschi
12
Birthdate: November 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monte Compatri
Died: April 21, 1922

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Juan Diego Flórez
6
Birthdate: January 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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 8 
Enrico Caruso
(Operatic tenor)

Enrico Caruso
10
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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Jussi Björling
6
Birthdate: February 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden
Died: September 9, 1960

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Paul Sorvino
13
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Paul Sorvino, father of actors Mira and Michael Sorvino, is best known as Paulie Cicero from the movie Goodfellas and Phil Cerreta from the series Law & Order. A skilled sculptor, too, he specializes in bronze. He owns a brand of pasta sauces and is a co-owner of Janson-Beckett Cosmeceuticals.

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 18, 2012

 12 
Franco Corelli
(Tenor Singer)

Franco Corelli
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003

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Lee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

Lee Hoi-chuen
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Birthdate: February 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shunde District, China
Died: February 7, 1965

Better known as Bruce Lee’s father, Cantonese opera performer Lee Hoi-chuen married half-Chinese and half-German Grace Ho after moving to Hong Kong. Bruce Lee was born to them while they were touring U.S. for an opera. His death, just days after the birth of his grandson Brandon Lee, shocked many.

 14 
Robert Merrill
(Opera singer)

Robert Merrill
5
Birthdate: June 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 23, 2004

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky
(Opera singer)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
15
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Died: November 22, 2017

 16 
Nicolai Gedda
(Opera Singer)

Nicolai Gedda
3
Birthdate: July 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 8, 2017

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Thurl Ravenscroft
(Singer, Dub actor, Opera singer, Actor)

Thurl Ravenscroft
12
Birthdate: February 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk
Died: May 22, 2005

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Darius Campbell
(Singer, Opera singer, Songwriter)

Darius Campbell
11
Birthdate: August 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow

 19 
Ezio Pinza
(Opera singer)

Ezio Pinza
6
Birthdate: May 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 9, 1957

 20 
Jonas Kaufmann
(Operatic tenor)

Jonas Kaufmann
7
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.

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Beniamino Gigli
(Opera singer)

Beniamino Gigli
4
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957

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Farinelli
(Singer)

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

 23 
Aled Jones
(Singer, Radio personality, Opera singer)

Aled Jones
15
Birthdate: December 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangor

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Giuseppe Di Stefano
(Operatic tenor)

Giuseppe Di Stefano
5
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
Died: March 3, 2008

 25 
Fritz Wunderlich
(Lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder)

Fritz Wunderlich
3
Birthdate: September 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kusel, Germany
Died: September 17, 1966

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Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
(Actor, Wrestler)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
12
Birthdate: June 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hilversum, Netherlands
Died: September 23, 1987

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude was a Dutch-American actor, amateur wrestler, and opera singer. While pursuing his wrestling career, he was given an opportunity to portray the role of the fearsome Terror in the 1979 American comedy-drama film The Wanderers. He then landed a couple of other roles, including his role as Dynamo in the 1987 film The Running Man.

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Carlos Marín
(Opera singer)

Carlos Marín
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Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, Germany

Spanish singer, actor and baritone, Carlos Marín is a member of the popular multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo. Marin has also spawned solo studio albums Little Caruso and Mijn Lieve Mama, performed in musicals like Les Misérables and Grease, earned acclaim as primo baritono in operas like The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly, and participated in zarzuela.

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Rufus Wainwright
(Opera Singer & Son of Musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle)

Rufus Wainwright
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian composer, singer, and songwriter. In 1998, Wainwright was recognized as the Best New Artist by Rolling Stone magazine. Over the years, he has received several awards like Juno Awards and GLAAD Media Awards. He has also received nominations for prestigious awards like the Grammys and BRIT Awards.

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Alfredo Kraus
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Birthdate: November 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Died: September 10, 1999

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Lauritz Melchior
(Opera singer)

Lauritz Melchior
4
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1973

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Lesley Garrett
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Birthdate: April 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thorne, England

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Roberto Alagna
(Operatic tenor)

Roberto Alagna
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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. 

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Shi Pei Pu
(Artist, Spy, Opera singer)

Shi Pei Pu
11
Birthdate: December 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shandong
Died: June 30, 2009

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William Marshall
(Actor, Opera singer)

William Marshall
16
Birthdate: August 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 12, 2003

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Urs Bühler
(Tenor & Member of the Classical Crossover Group 'II Divo')

Urs Bühler
11
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Willisau, Switzerland

Swiss tenor Urs Bühler has made waves as part of the classical crossover male quartet Il Divo. While he began training in music at age 5 and mastered a number of instruments, he was more interested in rock and heavy metal as a teenager. Surprisingly, one of his hobbies is restoring motorbikes.

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Nelson Eddy
(Singer)

Nelson Eddy
6
Birthdate: June 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: March 6, 1967

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Wynne Evans
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

Wynne Evans
10
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carmarthen

Wynne Evans became a household name as the fake opera star Gio Compario in the popular Go Compare insurance commercials. The Welsh singer scored a number 1 classical debut album, A Song in My Heart, and performed as Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera. He is also a regular BBC Radio presenter.

Jakub Józef Orliński
12
Birthdate: December 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

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Muslim Magomayev
11
Birthdate: August 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: October 25, 2008

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William Warfield
(Bass-baritone singer)

William Warfield
4
Birthdate: January 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Helena, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 25, 2002

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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

 42 
Helmut Lotti
(Belgian Tenor and Singer-Songwriter)

Helmut Lotti
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Helmut Lotti is a Belgian singer-songwriter best known for his ability to perform in several languages and styles. Once an Elvis impersonator, Lotti crossed over into classical music during the 1990s before going on to produce hit songs in Latino, African, and Jewish music. Helmut Lotti has many multi-platinum albums under his belt.

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Rhydian Roberts
(Singer, Opera singer)

Rhydian Roberts
11
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wales

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Carlo Bergonzi
(Operatic Tenor)

Carlo Bergonzi
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Polesine Parmense, Italy
Died: July 25, 2014

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Piotr Beczala
(Opera Singer)

Piotr Beczala
4
Birthdate: December 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Czechowice-Dziedzice, Polish

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Sergey Lazarev
(Actor, Opera singer, Musician, Singer)

Sergey Lazarev
14
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow

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Richard Tauber
(Opera singer)

Richard Tauber
3
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. 

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Erwin Schrott
(Bass-baritone)

Erwin Schrott
6
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: tevideo, Uruguay

Erwin Schrott is a Uruguayan opera singer best known for his bass-baritone voice. Over the years, Schrott has played important roles in popular operas like Macbeth and Don Giovanni. He has performed in famous venues such as the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House. Erwin Schrott has also received prestigious awards for his work.

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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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Feodor Chaliapin
(Russian opera singer)

Feodor Chaliapin
4
Birthdate: February 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kazan
Died: April 12, 1938

Feodor Chaliapin was a Russian opera singer whose expressive bass voice resonated across major opera houses during his time. Such was his popularity that Chaliapin even has a star dedicated to him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also made the Commander of the Legion of Honour by the French government in 1934 for his contribution to opera.