Soprano Singers

The soprano singing voice is the highest type of female voice with vocal range that typically lies between 'middle C' and 'second A'. We have compiled a list of famous soprano singers from all over the world. The list contains famous soprano singers, such as Florence Foster Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Amira Willighagen, Kathleen Battle and Farinelli.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Maria Callas

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
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 16, 1977
Greek soprano Maria Callas, also known as “La Divina,” is considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner was also in the news for her affair with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, her rivalry with Renata Tebaldi, and her gradually declining vocal ability.

 2 Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman.
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Famous As: Soprano Singer
Birthdate: August 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Classical crossover soprano and actor Sarah Brightman is best known for her international hit Time to Say Goodbye, sung with Andrea Bocelli. She has also performed in various West End and Broadway musicals, such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. She was previously married to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

 3 Anna Netrebko

Anna Netrebko.
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia

 4 Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price.
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Famous As: American soprano
Birthdate: February 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States

 5 Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman.
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Famous As: American opera singer
Birthdate: September 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: September 30, 2019

 6 Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gisborne, New Zealand
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 7 Amira Willighagen

Amira Willighagen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
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 8 Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland.
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: November 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: October 10, 2010

Australian soprano Joan Sutherland was exposed to music at an early age, being the daughter of a singer. Trained in voice and the piano by her mother, she made her debut as Dido in Dido and Aeneas. The first Australian to earn a Grammy, she was also awarded the DBE.

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 9 Diana Damrau

Diana Damrau
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany

 10 Kathleen Battle

Kathleen Battle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States

 11 Lily Pons

Lily Pons
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Famous As: American-French operatic soprano
Birthdate: April 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
Died: February 13, 1976

 12 Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States

From an early successful Broadway career, Anna Kendrick moved to films and gained fame in a supporting role in the Twilight film series. She proved her skills as a lead actor in the Pitch Perfect franchise in which she also lent her voice to the hit song Cups. Her other significant projects include The Accountant and Up in the Air.

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 13 Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson.
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Famous As: Opera Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Västra Karup, Sweden
Died: December 25, 2005

Birgit Nilsson was a Swedish dramatic soprano remembered for her association with composers like Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. One of the most celebrated Swedish singers of all time, Nilsson won many awards, such as the 1966 Sonning Award. In 1982, she won the Swedish-American of the Year Award. In 2012, she was inducted into the Gramophone's Hall of Fame.

 14 Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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 15 Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins.
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 16 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: December 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jarotschin, Poland
Died: August 3, 2006

 17 Maxene Andrews

Maxene Andrews
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995

 18 Jamala

Jamala
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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 19 Mirella Freni

Mirella Freni
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020

 20 Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Altadena, California, USA
Died: July 24, 2016
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 21 Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Záhorská Ves, Slovakia
Died: November 16, 1993

 22 Sondra Radvanovsky

Sondra Radvanovsky
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, United States

 23 Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke
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Birthdate: November 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gladstone Central, Australia

Award-winning Australian singer Kate Miller‐Heidke specializes in both contemporary pop and classical music. Apart from releasing multi-platinum hits such as Last Day on Earth, she has also composed the opera Rabbits and performed at various international music festivals. Her album O Vertigo! became the fastest crowdfunded project on Pledge.

 24 Sissel Kyrkjebø

Sissel Kyrkjebø
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: June 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
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 25 Jenny Berggren

Jenny Berggren
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 26 Farinelli

Farinelli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782
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 27 Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: April 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thorne, England

 28 Renata Scotto

Renata Scotto
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy

 29 Isyana Sarasvati

Isyana Sarasvati
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: May 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

 30 Elīna Garanča

Elīna Garanča
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 31 Laura Bretan

Laura Bretan
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: April 7, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 32 Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 33 Galina Vishnevskaya

Galina Vishnevskaya
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 11, 2012

 34 Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004

 35 Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Ponselle
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Famous As: Operatic Soprano
Birthdate: January 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 1981

 36 Elina Nechayeva

Elina Nechayeva
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: November 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

 37 Johanna von Trapp

Johanna von Trapp
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: November 25, 1994

 38 Montserrat Martí

Montserrat Martí
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Famous As: Operatic sopranos
Birthdate: November 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

 39 Grace Moore

Grace Moore.
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Famous As: Opera Singer & Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26, 1947

 40 Lotte Lehmann

Lotte Lehmann
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: February 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perleberg, Germany
Died: August 26, 1976

 41 Patricia Janečková

Patricia Janečková
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: June 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Münchberg, Germany

 42 Natalie Dessay

Natalie Dessay
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France

Natalie Dessay is a French actress, singer, and former operatic soprano. In 1992, Dessay portrayed Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann for which she gained wide recognition. Her performance also gained her access to leading opera houses around the world. Over the years Natalie Dessay has won several prestigious awards, such as the Laurence Olivier Award.

 43 Karita Mattila

Karita Mattila
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perniö, Finland

 44 Edita Gruberová

Edita Gruberová
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Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: December 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rača, Bratislava, Slovakia

 45 Gundula Janowitz

Gundula Janowitz
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: August 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 46 Lynn Hilary

Lynn Hilary
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 France Joli

France Joli
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 48 Dianne van Giersbergen

Dianne van Giersbergen
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liempde, Netherlands

 49 Magdalena Kožená

Magdalena Kožená
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: May 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia

 50 Anne Sofie von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter
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Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: May 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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