Opera Singers

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.
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 1 Russell Watson

Russell Watson
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Famous As: Tenor Singer
Birthdate: November 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Russell Watson is an English tenor who came into prominence after performing God Save the Queen at the Challenge Cup Final in 1999. Apart from releasing successful albums, such as The Voice and Encore, Russell Watson has also appeared as a judge on TV shows like Last Choir Standing.

 2 Luciano Pavarotti

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Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
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.

 3 Maria Callas

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Famous As: One of the most famous opera singers of the 20th century
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Greek
Died: September 16, 1977

 4 Jenny Lind

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swedish
Died: November 2, 1887
Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, also known as the "Swedish Nightingale,” was a prominent 19th-century soprano and performed all over Europe. She also donated generously to various charities, especially to the cause of free schools in Sweden. She also taught at the Royal College of Music in London. 
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 5 Thurl Ravenscroft

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Famous As: Singer, Dub actor, Opera singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 22, 2005

 6 Wynne Evans

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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, Welsh

 7 Aled Jones

Aled Jones
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Famous As: Singer, Radio personality, Opera singer
Birthdate: December 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 8 Florence Foster Jenkins

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 26, 1944
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 9 Werner Klemperer

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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Singer, Opera singer, Violinist, Conductor, Stage actor, Pianist
Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 2000

 10 Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo
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Famous As: Tenor & Conductor
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish
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 11 Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish

 12 Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician, Opera singer, Film actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 20, 2013

 13 Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 14 Malena Ernman

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swedish
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 15 José Carreras

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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish

 16 Tammy Blanchard

Tammy Blanchard
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 17 Kathryn Grayson

Kathryn Grayson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 17, 2010

 18 Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: April 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
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 19 Lee Hoi-chuen

Lee Hoi-chuen
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Famous As: Opera Singer, Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Chinese
Died: February 7, 1965

 20 Darius Campbell

Darius Campbell
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 21 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian, Italian

 22 Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso
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Famous As: Opera singer, Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 2, 1921

 23 Alessandro Moreschi

Alessandro Moreschi
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: November 11, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality:
Died: April 21, 1922

 24 Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Russian
Died: November 22, 2017
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 25 Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: New Zealander

 26 Sissel Kyrkjebø

Sissel Kyrkjebø
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Opera singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Norwegian
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 27 Shi Pei Pu

Shi Pei Pu
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Famous As: Artist, Spy, Opera singer
Birthdate: December 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality:
Died: June 30, 2009

 28 Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 29 Hayley Westenra

Hayley Westenra
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Famous As: Singer, Street artist, Opera singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: New Zealander

 30 Jeanette MacDonald

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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 14, 1965

 31 Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian, Russian

 32 Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann
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Famous As: Opera singer, Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

 33 Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: November 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian
Died: October 10, 2010

 34 Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian

 35 Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian
Died: February 23, 1931

 36 Aida Garifullina

Aida Garifullina
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: September 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Russian

 37 Risë Stevens

Risë Stevens
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: June 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: March 20, 2013

 38 Bryn Terfel

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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Actor
Birthdate: November 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Welsh

 39 Carlos Marín

Carlos Marín
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish

 40 Marina Prior

Marina Prior
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 41 Mary Costa

Mary Costa
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 42 Farinelli

Farinelli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 16, 1782

 43 Kathleen Battle

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 44 Mirusia Louwerse

Mirusia Louwerse
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian

 45 Nelson Eddy

Nelson Eddy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1967

 46 Urs Bühler

Urs Bühler
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Pianist
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss

 47 Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: December 19, 2004

 48 Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 49 Sergey Lazarev

Sergey Lazarev
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Famous As: Actor, Opera singer, Musician, Singer
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

 50 Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Opera singer, Autobiographer, Musician
Birthdate: May 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 2, 2007
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