Opera singer Famous Opera Singers from Italy

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

This list is made up of a variety of items, including Francesco Tamagno and Luciano Pavarotti.

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Italy 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 Italian opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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Antonio Tamburini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Antonio Tamburini was an Italian operatic baritone. ...more

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Birthplace: Faenza, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Type: Baritone

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Carlo Tagliabue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Carlo Tagliabue was an Italian baritone. After studies with Leopoldo Gennai and Annibale Guidotti he made his debut in Lodi, Lombardy, in Loreley and Aida. His debuts in Genoa, Torino, La Scala, Rome, and Naples were all in Tristan und Isolde. He also performed in Wagner's Götterdämmerung, ...more

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Birthplace: Mariano Comense, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Type: Baritone

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Cecilia Bartoli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is best known for her interpretations of the music of Mozart and Rossini, as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and classical music. She is known for having the versatility to ...more

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Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italy

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#20 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Living Opera Singers

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#8 on The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time

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Enrico Caruso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Enrico Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. Caruso also made approximately 290 commercially ...more

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Birthplace: Naples, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Type: Tenor

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#451 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#375 on The Best Singers of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#4 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Enrico Tamberlik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Enrico Tamberlik was an Italian tenor who sang to great acclaim at Europe and America's leading opera venues. He excelled in the heroic roles of the Italian and French repertories and was renowned for his powerful declamation and clarion high notes. ...more

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Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Type: Tenor

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Ettore Bastianini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Ettore Bastianini was an Italian opera singer who was particularly associated with the operas of Verdi. ...more

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Birthplace: Siena, Italy

Nationality: Italy

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Felice Varesi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Felice Varesi was a French-born Italian baritone with an illustrious singing career that began in the 1830s and extended into the 1860s. He is best remembered today for his close association with several famous operas composed by Giuseppe Verdi, whose birth year he shared. ...more

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Birthplace: Calais, France

Nationality: Italy

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Francesco Rasi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Italy
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Francesco Rasi was an Italian composer, singer, chitarrone player, and poet. Rasi was born in Arezzo. He studied at the University of Pisa and in 1594 he was studying with Giulio Caccini. He may have been in Carlo Gesualdo's retinue when he went to Ferrara for his wedding in 1594. In 1598 he joined ...more

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Birthplace: Arezzo, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Type: Tenor

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