Famous Opera Singers from Germany

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List of popular opera singers from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos of the singers when available. This list includes some of the best German 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 Germany, then use the "search" function to find who you're looking for.

Inge Borkh and Sári Barabás are included on this list.

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Germany 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 German opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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    Christel Goltz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Germany
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    Christel Goltz was a German operatic soprano. One of the leading dramatic sopranos of her generation, she possessed a rich voice with a brilliant range and intensity. She was particularly associated with the operas of Richard Strauss, especially Salome and Elektra, and with contemporary operas. Born in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany
    • Nationality: Austria, Germany
    • Type: Soprano
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    Christiane Oelze is a German soprano. From 2003 to 2008, she taught singing at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. more

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    • Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Doris Soffel

    Doris Soffel is a German mezzo-soprano. Doris Soffel first played the violin, then switched to singing at the Munich Conservatory. She was member of the Stuttgart Opera ensemble from 1973 to 1982. Her international breakthrough was as Sesto in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at the Royal Opera House, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Hechingen, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Edda Moser is a German coloratura soprano. She was particularly well known for her interpretations of music by Mozart. Her 1973 recital LP Virtuose Arien von WA Mozart received the Grand Prix du Disque. more

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    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Elisabeth Schumann

    Elisabeth Schumann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Germany
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    Elisabeth Schumann was a German soprano who sang in opera, operetta, oratorio, and lieder. She left a substantial legacy of recordings. more

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    • Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Ernst Kozub

    Ernst Kozub was a German tenor and opera singer. Kozub was born in Duisburg, Germany. Though his early death prevented him from fully realising his promise, he stands out as one of the notable heldentenor voices of the 1960s. He is best known for his Wagnerian roles, including Erik in Der fliegende ...more

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    • Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Type: Tenor
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    Franz Crass

    Franz Crass was a German bass singer. A native of Wipperfürth, Rhine Province, Crass studied with Gerda Heuer in Wiesbaden and with Professor Clemens Glettenberg at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln. He won numerous competitions throughout Germany in the 1950s. In 1954, he made his debut at the municipal ...more

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    • Birthplace: Wipperfürth, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
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    Gerhard Unger

    Gerhard Unger was a German lyric tenor. Born in Bad Salzungen, he studied in Berlin and began singing concerts and oratorios in 1945, once the war was over. Unger made his debut as an opera singer in 1947 in Weimar. From 1949 to 1961, he sang with the Berlin State Opera. When the Berlin Wall was ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bad Salzungen, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Type: Tenor
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