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Sarah Brightman
(Soprano Singer)
Sarah Brightman
12
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.
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Leontyne Price
(The First African-American Opera Singer to Achieve International Fame)
Leontyne Price
8
Birthdate: February 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States

Multiple Grammy-winning legendary opera singer and musical diva Leontyne Price became the first singer of African-American origin who achieved international fame in opera. She soared to fame with her appearance in the TV production of Tosca and later performed at iconic venues, such as London’s Royal Opera House.

 3 
Amira Willighagen
(Singer)
Amira Willighagen
14
Birthdate: March 27, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Jessye Norman
(Legendary American Opera Singer and 5-Time Grammy Winner)
Jessye Norman
6
Birthdate: September 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: September 30, 2019

American opera singer and recitalist Jessye Norman was born into a family of musicians and made her opera debut with Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Berlin. A 5-time Grammy winner, she performed at iconic venues such as the Paris Opera and London’s Royal Opera, and also served as an ambassador to the UN.

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Renée Fleming
(American Opera Singer and Broadway Star)
Renée Fleming
10
Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

Four-time Grammy-winning American soprano Renée Fleming was born to music teacher parents and started her singing career as a jazz vocalist. She later stormed the opera scene with performances in productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire. A Broadway star, she later stepped into rock and film music.

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Anna Netrebko
(Russian Operatic Singer)
Anna Netrebko
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Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia

Anna Netrebko is a Russian operatic singer who has performed at popular venues, such as The Royal Opera and Metropolitan Opera. She achieved international fame in 2002, when she played Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival. One of the most decorated operatic singers of her generation, Anna Netrebko was included in the Time 100 list in 2007.

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Joan Sutherland
(Australian Opera Singer)
Joan Sutherland
6
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.

 8 
Kathleen Battle
(Grammy-Winning American Opera Singer Who Performed Mostly at the Metropolitan Opera)
Kathleen Battle
6
Birthdate: August 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States

American opera singer Kathleen Battle is said to be one of the greatest coloratura sopranos of her era. Initially a teacher, she got a breakthrough when conductor Thomas Schippers noticed her. A 5-time Grammy Award winner, she became a star of the Metropolitan Opera and later also won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

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Diana Damrau
(Singer)
Diana Damrau
7
Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany
 10 
Minnie Riperton
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
4
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 12, 1979
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Kiri Te Kanawa
(Opera singer)
Kiri Te Kanawa
12
Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gisborne, New Zealand
 12 
Shirley Jones
(Actress Known for Her Role as 'Shirley Partridge' in the Television Sitcom 'The Partridge Family')
Shirley Jones
8
Birthdate: March 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States

Shirley Jones is an American singer and actress whose portrayal of a prostitute named Lulu Bains in the 1960 film Elmer Gantry earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Thanks to her skills as a singer, Jones has appeared in several musical films like Oklahoma, The Music Man, and Carousel. She has also been a long-time supporter of PETA.

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Birgit Nilsson
(Swedish Singer Best Known for Her Performances in the Operas of ‘Richard Wagner’ and ‘Richard Strauss’)
Birgit Nilsson
5
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.

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Katherine Jenkins
(Mezzo-Soprano Singer Known for Her Song Performance in Honour of Pope John Paul II's Silver Jubilee)
Katherine Jenkins
6
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neath, Wales

While Classic FM named her The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins released 13 number-1 albums by age 23. Initially a singing teacher, Jenkins had also worked as a tour guide and a model. Her $10 million record deal with Warner Bros. was the biggest-ever in classical music.

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Lily Pons
(American-French operatic soprano)
Lily Pons
5
Birthdate: April 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
Died: February 13, 1976
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Maxene Andrews
(Soprano)
Maxene Andrews
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 21, 1995
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Yma Súmac
(American-Peruvian soprano)
Yma Súmac
6
Birthdate: September 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cajamarca, Peru
Died: November 1, 2008
 18 
Maria Callas
(One of the Most Renowned and Influential Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Maria Callas
2
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, 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.
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Florence Foster Jenkins
(American Socialite and Amateur Soprano)
Florence Foster Jenkins
12
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.

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Lucia Popp
(Slovak Singer and Actress)
Lucia Popp
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Záhorská Ves, Slovakia
Died: November 16, 1993
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Aida Garifullina
(Russian Opera Singer and Winner of the 2013 Operalia Competition)
Aida Garifullina
8
Birthdate: September 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

Aida Garifullina is a Russian lyric soprano. She gained mainstream popularity after winning the 2013 Operalia competition and has since been featured in many productions staged at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, and the Wiener Staatsoper. She also performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening gala concert. She is currently signed to Decca Records. 

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Loreena McKennitt
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Refined and Clear Soprano Vocals)
Loreena McKennitt
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morden, Canada

Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music is infused with Celtic and Middle Eastern influences. As a singer, she is known for her refined and clear soprano vocals. She has sold over 14 million records worldwide and is the recipient of several awards, including the Western Canadian Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Hayley Westenra
(New Zealand Classical Crossover Singer Best Known as Member of Irish Folk Group 'Celtic Woman')
Hayley Westenra
6
Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Hayley Westenra is a New Zealand singer and songwriter best known for her album Pure which became one of New Zealand's fastest selling albums of all time. The album, which sold over two million copies worldwide, peaked at number one on the UK classical charts. Hayley Westenra is also a well-known philanthropist; she contributes to charities around the world.

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Mirella Freni
(Italian Operatic Soprano)
Mirella Freni
3
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020

Mirella Freni was an Italian operatic soprano who appeared at famous international opera houses over the course of her career, which spanned 50 years. Mirella Freni achieved international fame at the popular Glyndebourne Festival, where she performed as Adina in L'elisir d'amore and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni.

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Jenny Berggren
(Soprano singer)
Jenny Berggren
6
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Cecilia Bartoli
(Italian Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer and Recitalist)
Cecilia Bartoli
4
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Cecilia Bartoli is an Italian opera singer and recitalist. A coloratura mezzo-soprano, Bartoli is renowned for her interpretations of the works of popular composers like Mozart, Bellini, Handel, and Vivaldi. Also known for her versatility, Cecilia Bartoli can sing both mezzo and soprano roles. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Grammy Awards.

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Jamala
(Singer)
Jamala
12
Birthdate: August 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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Marni Nixon
(Singer)
Marni Nixon
10
Birthdate: February 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Altadena, California, USA
Died: July 24, 2016
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Elīna Garanča
(Soprano)
Elīna Garanča
4
Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
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Sissel Kyrkjebø
(Soprano)
Sissel Kyrkjebø
8
Birthdate: June 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
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Sondra Radvanovsky
(American-Canadian Opera Singer Who Is Known for Her Roles in Giuseppe Verdi's Interpretations)
Sondra Radvanovsky
5
Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, United States

American-Canadian opera singer Sondra Radvanovsky is known as one of the greatest interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi’s works. She was 21 when she bagged her debut opera role and later soared to fame with performances as Leonora in Il trovatore and as Amelia in Un ballo in Maschera.

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Isyana Sarasvati
(Singer, Composer)
Isyana Sarasvati
6
Birthdate: May 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
(Actress, Soprano)
Anna Maria Alberghetti
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano Who was One of the 20th Century's Greatest Opera Singers)
Renata Tebaldi
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest opera singers, Tebaldi is best remembered for her performances at popular opera houses like San Carlo, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. Renata Tebaldi was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Laura Bretan
(Romanian-American Soprano)
Laura Bretan
10
Birthdate: April 7, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Laura Bretan is a Romanian-American soprano who came into prominence in 2016 when she won the sixth season of the popular TV show, Romania's Got Talent. In the same year, Laura Bretan also appeared in America's Got Talent where she finished sixth.

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Marilyn Horne
(Distinguished American Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer)
Marilyn Horne
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

Distinguished American mezzo-soprano opera-singer Marilyn Horne was best-known for her bel canto and opera seria roles. Memorable performances of Horne includes in Alban Berg's Wozzeck, Vincenzo Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda and Gioachino Rossini’s Le siège de Corinthe. Horne received several awards and honours during her career including four Grammy Awards, a National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Lesley Garrett
(English Soprano Singer, Musician, Broadcaster and Media Personality)
Lesley Garrett
4
Birthdate: April 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thorne, United Kingdom
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Renata Scotto
(Italian Singer and Opera Director)
Renata Scotto
3
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy

Renata Scotto is an Italian singer and opera director. Best known for her musicality and her sense of style, Scotto is regarded as one of the leading singers of her generation. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Anton Coppola Award and two Emmys. Renata Scotto has been working as a teacher since her retirement as a perfomer.

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Rosa Ponselle
(American Opera Singer Who Was a Star of New York's Metropolitan Opera)
Rosa Ponselle
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 25, 1981

American opera singer Rosa Ponselle, who became known as a Metropolitan Opera star, is best known for her performance in Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma. Starting her career singing in cafes and theaters, she later also performed at London’s Covent Garden. She also served the Baltimore Civic Opera Company as its artistic director.

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Galina Vishnevskaya
(Opera singer)
Galina Vishnevskaya
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 11, 2012
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Johanna von Trapp
(Austrian Singer)
Johanna von Trapp
5
Birthdate: September 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zell am See, Austria
Died: November 25, 1994
 42 
Gal Costa
(Singer)
Gal Costa
5
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ingrid Michaelson
(Known for singles "The Way I Am" and "Be OK,")
Ingrid Michaelson
2
Birthdate: December 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Edita Gruberová
(Operatic soprano)
Edita Gruberová
2
Birthdate: December 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rača, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Lotte Lehmann
(Soprano)
Lotte Lehmann
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perleberg, Germany
Died: August 26, 1976
 46 
Tara McNeill
(Singer)
Tara McNeill
5
Birthdate: July 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Grace Moore
(American Opera Singer and Actress Whose Films Helped to Popularize Opera)
Grace Moore
3
Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26, 1947

American opera singer Grace Moore, also known as the Tennessee Nightingale, initially sang in New York nightclubs and then moved on to Broadway. She is remembered for her Academy Award-nominated role in the romantic musical One Night of Love. She died in a plane crash in Copenhagen after a performance.

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Patricia Janečková
(Operatic soprano)
Patricia Janečková
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Münchberg, Germany
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Montserrat Martí
(Spanish Soprano Who Is the Daughter of Soprano Montserrat Caballé)
Montserrat Martí
5
Birthdate: November 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

The daughter of soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenor Bernabé Martí, Montserrat Martí, or Montsita, is a renowned Spanish soprano in her own right. Known for playing roles such as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, she has also been part of many charitable concerts. She has also sung with her mother.

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Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Popular Sopranos of All Time)
Adelina Patti
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

Adelina Patti was an Italian opera singer who achieved immense poularity in the USA and Europe. One of the finest singers of her generation, Patti was also among the highest-paid at the peak of her career. Along with her near contemporaries Thérèse Tietjens and Jenny Lind, Adelina Patti is considered one of the most popular sopranos of all time.