List of famous opera singers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Opera Singers sing the text known as ‘libretto’ in an Opera which is a musical performance. Opera is a performance which usually combines singing and music and narrates a story through a musical performance. Opera singers have to ideally sing the whole story and sometimes they even act in the performance. Opera singers require a great amount of training and only a few rise to fame in this field. In the genre of opera, the singers are categorized based on the range in which they can sing. The voices of female opera singers are categorized as contralto or soprano and male voices are categorized as bass or tenor. Opera has a rich traditional history which has been kept alive by the opera singers for eons. Opera singers have also modernized the art and have diversified the singing style with more versatile tones and voices. They now have to be acoustically sound and some of them are good music composers. They are also appreciated more if they are multilingual and can be vocally adaptable. With their beautiful voices and mesmerizing musical stories, Opera singers take the audience in a different world and offer great entertainment. To discover more about famous Opera singers enter this space and read their biographies and life histories and come across interesting facts and trivia.

Nellie Melba Nellie Melba
Australian

Alma Gluck Alma Gluck
American

Lauren AmbroseLauren Ambrose
American
Werner KlempererWerner Klemperer
American

John DeanJohn Dean
British

Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
Canadian

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
Finnish
Tammy BlanchardTammy Blanchard
American

Mirella FreniMirella Freni
Italian
Aled JonesAled Jones
British

Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
Italian

Harve PresnellHarve Presnell
American
Montserrat CaballéMontserrat Caballé
Spanish

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian, Italian
Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson
American

Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
American

Darius CampbellDarius Campbell
British
Jeanette MacDonaldJeanette MacDonald
American
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Thurl RavenscroftThurl Ravenscroft
American
William FranklinWilliam Franklin
American

Kiri Te KanawaKiri Te Kanawa
New Zealander

Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko
Australian, Russian

Hayley WestenraHayley Westenra
New Zealander
Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann
German

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
-

Joan SutherlandJoan Sutherland
Australian

Risë StevensRisë Stevens
American

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
Norwegian
Mary CostaMary Costa
American

Nelson EddyNelson Eddy
American
Marina PriorMarina Prior
Australian

Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
Welsh

Mirusia LouwerseMirusia Louwerse
Australian
Sergey LazarevSergey Lazarev
Russian

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
British, Welsh
Kathleen BattleKathleen Battle
American

Beverly SillsBeverly Sills
American

Rhydian RobertsRhydian Roberts
British

Cecilia BartoliCecilia Bartoli
Italian

Shi Pei PuShi Pei Pu
-
Carlos MarínCarlos Marín
Spanish

Kathleen FerrierKathleen Ferrier
British

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
Italian

Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
American
Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna
French, Italian
Marilyn HorneMarilyn Horne
American

Urs BühlerUrs Bühler
Swiss

Lily PonsLily Pons
French

Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
German
Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky
French

Thomas QuasthoffThomas Quasthoff
German
William WarfieldWilliam Warfield
American

Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay
French

Liza WangLiza Wang
Hong Konger
Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
Spanish, Italian

Juan Diego FlórezJuan Diego Flórez
Peruvian
Franco CorelliFranco Corelli
Italian

Anna MoffoAnna Moffo
American

Robert MerrillRobert Merrill
American
Feodor ChaliapinFeodor Chaliapin
French, Russian

Andreas SchollAndreas Scholl
German
Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
Italian

Peter PearsPeter Pears
British

Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
Italian

Anne Sofie von OtterAnne Sofie von Otter
Swedish
Nicolai GhiaurovNicolai Ghiaurov
Bulgarian

Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder
German

Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
Norwegian

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian

Giuseppe Di StefanoGiuseppe Di Stefano
Italian
Fritz WunderlichFritz Wunderlich
German

Richard TuckerRichard Tucker
American
Danielle de NieseDanielle de Niese
Australian

Rosa PonselleRosa Ponselle
American

Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
Danish
Alfredo KrausAlfredo Kraus
Spanish

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
-
Jerry HadleyJerry Hadley
American

Lawrence TibbettLawrence Tibbett
American
Mark VincentMark Vincent
Australian

Eileen FarrellEileen Farrell
American

Galina VishnevskayaGalina Vishnevskaya
Russian
Ernestine Schumann-HeinkErnestine Schumann-Heink
Austrian, German, American

Dawn UpshawDawn Upshaw
American
Mary GardenMary Garden
American