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List of famous male opera directors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male opera directors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being opera directors. There are thousand of males working as opera directors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic opera directors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a opera director then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of people like Franco Mannino and Nic Muni.

While this isn't a list of all male opera directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male opera directors?" and "Who are the best male opera directors?"
Werner Herzog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Opera Directors
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Werner Herzog Stipetić, known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Also Ranked

#46 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#55 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

#4 on The Greatest Directors of the 1970s

#18 on The Greatest Directors of the 1980s

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Opera Directors
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Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. A noted wit and ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#44 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#78 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#37 on The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar

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Jonathan Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Opera Directors
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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. While training in medicine, and specializing in neurology, in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the early 1960s with his role in the comedy revue ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: London, England

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Richard Eyre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Opera Directors
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Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE is an English film, theatre, television and opera director. ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Barnstaple, United Kingdom

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