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

Jeanette MacDonaldJeanette MacDonald
American
Enrico CarusoEnrico Caruso
Italian

Renée FlemingRenée Fleming
American
Tammy BlanchardTammy Blanchard
American

William FranklinWilliam Franklin
American

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian, Italian
John DeanJohn Dean
British

Anna NetrebkoAnna Netrebko
Australian, Russian
Montserrat CaballéMontserrat Caballé
Spanish

Darius CampbellDarius Campbell
British

Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson
American
Deanna DurbinDeanna Durbin
Canadian
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Wynne EvansWynne Evans
British, Welsh
Kiri Te KanawaKiri Te Kanawa
New Zealander

Alessandro MoreschiAlessandro Moreschi
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Nelson EddyNelson Eddy
American

Thurl RavenscroftThurl Ravenscroft
American
Aled JonesAled Jones
British

Sissel KyrkjebøSissel Kyrkjebø
Norwegian

Hayley WestenraHayley Westenra
New Zealander

Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann
German

Kathleen BattleKathleen Battle
American
Mary CostaMary Costa
American

Cecilia BartoliCecilia Bartoli
Italian
Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
Welsh

Beverly SillsBeverly Sills
American

Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna
French, Italian
Sergey LazarevSergey Lazarev
Russian

FarinelliFarinelli
Italian
Shi Pei PuShi Pei Pu
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Carlos MarínCarlos Marín
Spanish

Marilyn HorneMarilyn Horne
American

Danielle de NieseDanielle de Niese
Australian

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
Italian
Mirusia LouwerseMirusia Louwerse
Australian

Urs BühlerUrs Bühler
Swiss

Kathleen FerrierKathleen Ferrier
British

Juan Diego FlórezJuan Diego Flórez
Peruvian
Feodor ChaliapinFeodor Chaliapin
French, Russian
Natalie DessayNatalie Dessay
French

Liza WangLiza Wang
Hong Konger

Shirley VerrettShirley Verrett
American

Adelina PattiAdelina Patti
Spanish, Italian
Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
German

Lily PonsLily Pons
French
Beniamino GigliBeniamino Gigli
Italian

Rhydian RobertsRhydian Roberts
British

Anna MoffoAnna Moffo
American
Peter PearsPeter Pears
British

Thomas QuasthoffThomas Quasthoff
German
Philippe JarousskyPhilippe Jaroussky
French

Franco CorelliFranco Corelli
Italian

William WarfieldWilliam Warfield
American
Robert MerrillRobert Merrill
American

Mirella FreniMirella Freni
Italian
Giuseppe Di StefanoGiuseppe Di Stefano
Italian

Andreas SchollAndreas Scholl
German

Marina PriorMarina Prior
Australian

Anne Sofie von OtterAnne Sofie von Otter
Swedish
Ezio PinzaEzio Pinza
Italian

Kirsten FlagstadKirsten Flagstad
Norwegian

Alfredo KrausAlfredo Kraus
Spanish

Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder
German

Magda OliveroMagda Olivero
Italian
Tatiana TroyanosTatiana Troyanos
American

Geraldine FarrarGeraldine Farrar
American
Richard TauberRichard Tauber
Austrian

Lina CavalieriLina Cavalieri
-

Richard TuckerRichard Tucker
American
Sondra RadvanovskySondra Radvanovsky
American

Fritz WunderlichFritz Wunderlich
German
Lauritz MelchiorLauritz Melchior
Danish

Risë StevensRisë Stevens
American
Rosa PonselleRosa Ponselle
American

Cornell MacNeilCornell MacNeil
American

Boris ChristoffBoris Christoff
Bulgarian
Jerry HadleyJerry Hadley
American

Ludwig FischerLudwig Fischer
German
Dawn UpshawDawn Upshaw
American