Famous Opera Singers - List of Famous Opera Singers

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.

The Most Famous Opera Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Luciano PavarottiOctober 12, 1935ItalianLuciano Pavarotti was a highly successful Italian tenor of all times
Lee Hoi-chuenFebruary 4, 1901ChineseLee Hoi-chuen was a famous Chinese Opera singer and film actor
Aida GarifullinaSeptember 30, 1987RussianAida Garifullina is a Russian soprano of Tatar origin
Placido DomingoJanuary 21, 1941SpanishJosé Plácido Domingo Embil is a famous Spanish conductor and tenor who has recorded more than 100 opera performances
Maria CallasDecember 2, 1923GreekMaria Callas was one of the most famous opera-singers of the 20th century
José CarrerasDecember 5, 1946SpanishJosé Carreras is a Spanish tenor, best known for his performances as one of the Three Tenors
Jenny LindOctober 6, 1820SwedishJenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer often called the "Swedish Nightingale"
Alma GluckMay 11, 1884AmericanAlma Gluck was a world famous soprano
Nellie MelbaMay 19, 1861AustralianDame Nellie Melba was a world-famous Australian opera soprano, best remembered for her beautiful singing and powerful stage presence
Solomia LukyanetsApril 24, 2001UkrainianSolomia Lukyanets is a Ukrainian opera singer
Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind

Jenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer often called the "Swedish Nightingale"

SwedishOctober 6, 1820206 views

Nellie Melba

Dame Nellie Melba was a world-famous Australian opera soprano, best remembered for her beautiful singing and powerful stage presence

AustralianMay 19, 1861142 views

Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson was a prominent 20th century Swedish dramatic soprano

SwedishMay 17, 1918119 views

José Carreras

José Carreras is a Spanish tenor, best known for his performances as one of the Three Tenors

SpanishDecember 5, 1946207 views

Maria Callas

Maria Callas was one of the most famous opera-singers of the 20th century

GreekDecember 2, 1923208 views

Aida Garifullina

Aida Garifullina is a Russian soprano of Tatar origin

RussianSeptember 30, 1987275 views

Solomia Lukyanets

Solomia Lukyanets is a Ukrainian opera singer

UkrainianApril 24, 2001124 views

Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti was a highly successful Italian tenor of all times

ItalianOctober 12, 1935338 views

Alma Gluck

Alma Gluck was a world famous soprano

AmericanMay 11, 1884183 views

Placido Domingo

José Plácido Domingo Embil is a famous Spanish conductor and tenor who has recorded more than 100 opera performances

SpanishJanuary 21, 1941270 views