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

Werner KlempererWerner Klemperer
American

Lauren AmbroseLauren Ambrose
American

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
Finnish

Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
American
Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko
Australian, Russian

Tammy BlanchardTammy Blanchard
American
Montserrat CaballéMontserrat Caballé
Spanish

Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
Italian

Kiri Te KanawaKiri Te Kanawa
New Zealander
Darius CampbellDarius Campbell
British

John DeanJohn Dean
British
Jeanette MacDonaldJeanette MacDonald
American

Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
Canadian

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
-
Aled JonesAled Jones
British
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William FranklinWilliam Franklin
American
Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian, Italian

Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann
German

Thurl RavenscroftThurl Ravenscroft
American

Hayley WestenraHayley Westenra
New Zealander
Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson
American

Mary CostaMary Costa
American

Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay
French

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
Norwegian

Juan Diego FlórezJuan Diego Flórez
Peruvian
Wynne EvansWynne Evans
British, Welsh

Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
Welsh
Sergey LazarevSergey Lazarev
Russian

Nelson EddyNelson Eddy
American

Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna
French, Italian
Kathleen BattleKathleen Battle
American

Carlos MarínCarlos Marín
Spanish
Mirusia LouwerseMirusia Louwerse
Australian

Beverly SillsBeverly Sills
American

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
Italian

Cecilia BartoliCecilia Bartoli
Italian

Marilyn HorneMarilyn Horne
American
Urs BühlerUrs Bühler
Swiss

Feodor ChaliapinFeodor Chaliapin
French, Russian

Sondra RadvanovskySondra Radvanovsky
American

Shi Pei PuShi Pei Pu
-
Mirella FreniMirella Freni
Italian
Lily PonsLily Pons
French

Franco CorelliFranco Corelli
Italian

Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
Italian

Kathleen FerrierKathleen Ferrier
British
Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
Spanish, Italian

Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky
French
Anna MoffoAnna Moffo
American

Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
German

Thomas QuasthoffThomas Quasthoff
German
Liza WangLiza Wang
Hong Konger

Danielle de NieseDanielle de Niese
Australian
Alfredo KrausAlfredo Kraus
Spanish

Rhydian RobertsRhydian Roberts
British

Robert MerrillRobert Merrill
American
Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
Danish

Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
Italian
Peter PearsPeter Pears
British

Andreas SchollAndreas Scholl
German

Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
American

William WarfieldWilliam Warfield
American
Richard TuckerRichard Tucker
American

Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
Norwegian

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
-

Giuseppe Di StefanoGiuseppe Di Stefano
Italian

Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian
Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder
German

Patricia RacettePatricia Racette
American
Fritz WunderlichFritz Wunderlich
German

Anne Sofie von OtterAnne Sofie von Otter
Swedish

Marina PriorMarina Prior
Australian
Lawrence TibbettLawrence Tibbett
American

Risë StevensRisë Stevens
American
Eileen FarrellEileen Farrell
American

James McCrackenJames McCracken
American
Ludwig FischerLudwig Fischer
German

Rosa PonselleRosa Ponselle
American

Jerry HadleyJerry Hadley
American
Dawn UpshawDawn Upshaw
American

Maria MalibranMaria Malibran
Spanish, French
Mary GardenMary Garden
American