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List of notable or famous male tenors, with photos. The world's leading tenors are unsurprisingly men. These famous tenor singers have provided some of the most distinguished vocals in history.

List of notable famous male tenors includes Luciano Pavarotti, Francesco Albanese, Jose Carreras and Paul Potts.

You may want to copy this list to make your own list of favorite tenors. List is alphabetical & sortable by column. The gentlemen who are the best male vocalists are on this list. In addition to the tenors listed above, the opera singers on this list are some of the most famous in both modern times and in the history of one of the most exquisite art forms in the world. The booming vocals and soothing tenor sounds have won over fans all over the world and helped enhance the art form known as opera.
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1935-2007)

Birthplace: Modena, Italy

Profession: Opera Singer, Actor

Credits: Spectre, Man on Fire, The Goonies, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994

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#25 on The Best Singers of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#16 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#60 on Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms

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Peter Pears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years. Pears's musical career started slowly. He was at first unsure whether to concentrate on playing or singing, and ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1910-1986)

Birthplace: Farnham, United Kingdom

Profession: Opera Singer, Librettist, Singer

Credits: Britten: Owen Wingrave, The Hidden Heart: A Life of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

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#72 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Mario Lanza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959, aged 38) was an American tenor, singer, actor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian emigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. He was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza. He changed his ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1921-1959)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: The Great Caruso, Serenade, Because You're Mine, The Toast of New Orleans Seven Hills of Rome, + more

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#10 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

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José Carreras is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Josep Maria Carreras i Coll, better known as José Carreras, is a Spanish tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini. Born in Barcelona, he made his debut on the operatic stage at 11 as Trujamán in Manuel de Falla's El retablo de Maese Pedro and went on to ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Spain, Barcelona

Profession: Singer

Credits: Caballé Beyond the Music, The Making of West Side Story, The 3 Tenors, Paris 1998 Puccini: La Bohème (Metropolitan Opera), + more

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#23 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#18 on The Greatest Living Opera Singers

#12 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Ronan Tynan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Ronan Tynan is an Irish tenor singer. He is most notable as a member of The Irish Tenors. In the United States, audiences have come to know and appreciate him for his involvement with that vocal group and for his renditions of "God Bless America" at various sporting event venues, such as Yankee ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin

Profession: Physician, Singer

Credits: The Irish Tenors, Irish Tenors: Ellis Island, Ronan Tynan: The Impossible Dream

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Jussi Björling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1911-1960)

Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden

Profession: Singer

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#7 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Sylvester Groth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Sylvester Groth is a German film actor and tenor. He is best known to English language audiences for appearing in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, in which he portrayed Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. His first major film role was in 1993's Stalingrad. Groth portrayed ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Jerichow, Germany

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: Inglourious Basterds, The Reader, Stalingrad, The Third Wave Momo, + more

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Paul Potts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Tenors
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Paul Robert Potts is a British singer. In 2007, he won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent with his performance of "Nessun dorma", an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. As a singer of operatic pop music, Potts recorded the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in nine countries. ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Kingswood, United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Singer

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