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

John DeanJohn Dean
British

Thurl RavenscroftThurl Ravenscroft
American
Aled JonesAled Jones
British

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
Finnish

Werner KlempererWerner Klemperer
American

Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
Canadian
Lauren AmbroseLauren Ambrose
American

Montserrat CaballéMontserrat Caballé
Spanish
Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
Italian

Tammy BlanchardTammy Blanchard
American

Harve PresnellHarve Presnell
American
William FranklinWilliam Franklin
American

Darius CampbellDarius Campbell
British
Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
American

Kiri Te KanawaKiri Te Kanawa
New Zealander

Hayley WestenraHayley Westenra
New Zealander
Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian
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Jeanette MacDonaldJeanette MacDonald
American
Cecilia BartoliCecilia Bartoli
Italian

Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko
Austrian

Mary CostaMary Costa
American

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
Norwegian
Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
-
Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson
American

Joan SutherlandJoan Sutherland
Australian

Kathleen BattleKathleen Battle
American

Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann
German
Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
Welsh

Mirusia LouwerseMirusia Louwerse
Australian

Sergey LazarevSergey Lazarev
Russian

Beverly SillsBeverly Sills
American

Nelson EddyNelson Eddy
American
Carlos MarínCarlos Marín
Spanish

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
Italian
Shi Pei PuShi Pei Pu
-

Urs BühlerUrs Bühler
Swiss

Marilyn HorneMarilyn Horne
American
Wynne EvansWynne Evans
British, Welsh

Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay
French
Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
German

Juan Diego FlórezJuan Diego Flórez
Peruvian

Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky
French

Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna
French, Italian

Thomas QuasthoffThomas Quasthoff
German
Kathleen FerrierKathleen Ferrier
British

Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
Spanish, Italian

Rhydian RobertsRhydian Roberts
British

Liza WangLiza Wang
Hong Konger
Franco CorelliFranco Corelli
Italian

Feodor ChaliapinFeodor Chaliapin
French, Russian
Lily PonsLily Pons
French

Robert MerrillRobert Merrill
American

Peter PearsPeter Pears
British
Anne Sofie von OtterAnne Sofie von Otter
Swedish

Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
Italian
Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
Italian

Mirella FreniMirella Freni
Italian

Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
Norwegian
Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
American

Anna MoffoAnna Moffo
American
Andreas SchollAndreas Scholl
German

William WarfieldWilliam Warfield
American

Alfredo KrausAlfredo Kraus
Spanish

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian
Danielle de NieseDanielle de Niese
Australian
Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
Danish

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
-

Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder
German

Giuseppe Di StefanoGiuseppe Di Stefano
Italian
Fritz WunderlichFritz Wunderlich
German

Jerry HadleyJerry Hadley
American

Mark VincentMark Vincent
Australian

Galina VishnevskayaGalina Vishnevskaya
Russian

Marina PriorMarina Prior
Australian
Nicolai GeddaNicolai Gedda
Swedish

Mary GardenMary Garden
American
Vibeke SteneVibeke Stene
Norwegian

Jon VickersJon Vickers
Canadian
Giuditta PastaGiuditta Pasta
Italian
Tom KrauseTom Krause
Finnish