arts Famous Opera Singers from France

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List of popular opera singers from France, listed alphabetically with photos of the singers when available. This list includes some of the best French opera singers, along with bits of information such as what year they were born in and where they were born. If you're searching for a particular famous opera singer from France, then use the "search" function to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "What famous opera singers are from France?" and "Who are the greatest French opera singers?"

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of France in order to get more information about each one. If you're an opera lover or just love music in general, then use this list of renowned French opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
Adolphe Nourrit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from France
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Adolphe Nourrit


Adolphe Nourrit is a screenwriter. ...more

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Birthplace: Montpellier, France

Nationality: France

Célestine Galli-Marié is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Opera Singers from France
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Célestine Galli-Marié


Célestine Galli-Marié was a French mezzo-soprano who is most famous for creating the title role in the opera Carmen. ...more

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Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: France

Jacques Bouhy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Opera Singers from France
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Jacques Bouhy


Jacques-Joseph-André Bouhy was a Belgian baritone, most famous for being the first to sing the "Toreador Song" in the role of Escamillo in the opera Carmen. Bouhy was born in Pepinster. After studying at the Liège Conservatory of Music, he made his début at the Paris Opéra as Méphistophélès in 1871. ...more

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Nationality: France

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Mireille Delunsch


Mireille Delunsch is an opera soprano. She was born in Mulhouse, France, and studied musicology and voice at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. Her debut was at the Opéra du Rhin in Mulhouse, in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov. Her repertory is wide, from Baroque opera to 20th-century art songs, with an ...more

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Birthplace: Mulhouse, France

Nationality: France