Famous Spanish Opera Singers

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Placido Domingo
(Spanish Opera Singer, Conductor and Part of 'The Three Tenors' Operatic Singing Group)
Placido Domingo
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Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Spanish opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo has performed in a variety of languages, such as English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. The winner of nine Grammys and five Latin Grammys, he later performed as part of The Three Tenors, with legends Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, releasing bestselling albums.

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Montserrat Caballé
(Spanish Operatic Soprano Known for Her Pure and Powerful Vocals With Exquisite Pianissimo)
Montserrat Caballé
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Birthdate: April 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: October 6, 2018

Spanish opera singer and a legend of classical music, Montserrat Caballé became an international sensation after recording the duet Barcelona, the official anthem for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, with Freddie Mercury. She is also remembered for his iconic portrayal of the title role of Lucrezia Borgia.

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José Carreras
(Spanish Operatic Tenor Known for His Performances in the Operas of 'Donizetti', 'Verdi' and 'Puccini')
José Carreras
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Birthdate: December 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

José Carreras is a Spanish operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. Making his debut on the operatic stage at the age of 11, he went on to build an illustrious career in the following decades. A leukemia survivor, he founded the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.  

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Montserrat Martí
(Spanish Soprano Who Is the Daughter of Soprano Montserrat Caballé)
Montserrat Martí
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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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Alfredo Kraus
(Spanish Tenor Noted for His Remarkable Performances in Bel Canto Roles)
Alfredo Kraus
4
Birthdate: November 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Died: September 10, 1999

Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus, considered one of the best tenors of the end of the 20th-century by many, was noted for his remarkable performances in bel canto roles. His professional opera debut role of Duke in Rigoletto became one of his signature roles. Other notable roles of Kraus include that of Werther in Manon and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.

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Bernabé Martí
(Spanish Operatic Tenor Whose Career Ended due to a Cardiac Condition)
Bernabé Martí
9
Birthdate: November 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villarroya de la Sierra, Spain

Spanish operatic tenor Bernabé Martí began training in the saxophone in his early days and grew up to study music in places such as Rome and Madrid. He gained fame with his performances in operas such as La vida breve and Salome, and later married soprano Montserrat Caballé. A cardiac condition ended his career.

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Victoria de los Ángeles
(Spanish Soprano and Recitalist)
Victoria de los Ángeles
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: January 15, 2005

Spanish lyric soprano Victoria de los Ángeles was a sensation in the 1950s and 1960s. While she initially trained in the guitar, she later switched to voice and the piano. Following her opera debut with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, she later performed at venues such as La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.

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Teresa Berganza
(Spanish Opera Singer Known for Her Roles in Gioachino Rossini's Operas)
Teresa Berganza
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 13, 2022

Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza was known for playing iconic roles such as Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. She also appeared in several films such as the 1979 movie adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She was the first female member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

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Maria Malibran
(Spanish Mezzo-Soprano Who Was the Daughter of Tenor Manuel García)
Maria Malibran
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Birthdate: March 24, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23, 1836

The daughter of actor and soprano Joaquina Sitches and tenor Manuel García, Spanish mezzo-soprano Maria Malibran was 8 when she debuted on stage with her father. She gained immense fame as Rosina in The Barber of Seville. She died after falling from a horse soon after marriage to violinist Charles de Bériot.

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Manuel García
(Spanish Baritone Singer and Trainer Who Invented the Laryngoscope)
Manuel García
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 1, 1906

Spanish baritone singer and voice educator Manuel García was the son of legendary opera singer Manuel del Popolo Vicente García. He started his career with his father’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. He invented the laryngoscope and penned the classic Complete Treatise on the Art of Singing.

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Fortunio Bonanova
(Spanish Baritone Singer Who Was Also a Hollywood Actor)
Fortunio Bonanova
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Birthdate: January 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palma, Spain
Died: April 2, 1969

Spanish baritone singer and actor Josep Lluís Moll, better known by his pseudonym Fortunio Bonanova, started his career as a telephone operator. After debuting as a singer in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, he had a successful Hollywood career with films such as Tropic Holiday and Moon Over Miami.

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Jose Cura
(Argentine Operatic Tenor and Conductor Known for His Original Interpretations)
Jose Cura
5
Birthdate: December 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Argentine operatic tenor Jose Cura initially trained as an orchestral conductor but later soared to fame with his roles in operas such as Verdi’s Otello and Stiffelio. With Cavalleria Rusticana, he became the second tenor in the history of the Metropolitan Opera to make his debut on the opening night.

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Ainhoa Arteta
(Spanish Soprano Who Was a Regular Performer at the Metropolitan Opera)
Ainhoa Arteta
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Birthdate: September 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tolosa, Spain

Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta was the daughter of Coral Eresoinka director José Ramón Arteta and was just 12 when she joined a conservatory. Starting her senior opera career with Rossini's La Cenerentola, she later played iconic roles such as Mimi in La Bohème and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.

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Xabier Anduaga
(Spanish Operatic Tenor)
Xabier Anduaga
3
Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

Xabier Anduaga is an operatic tenor from Spain. He achieved popularity in 2019 when he won the first prize at Plácido Domingo's Operalia in Prague. Xabier Anduaga has performed all over the world; some of his notable performances have been delivered in cities like Paris, Beijing, and Naples. 

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Manuel García
(Spanish Impresario, Opera Singer, Composer, and Teacher)
Manuel García
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: June 9, 1832

Manuel del Popolo García was a Spanish impresario, opera singer, composer, and teacher. Apart from composing and performing many operas, García also taught music to several aspiring singers, including his own children Maria Felicia Malibran, Pauline Viardot, and Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García.