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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 Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Also Ranked

#51 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#7 on The Greatest Directors of the 1970s

#22 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 raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement. Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom

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

#49 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#38 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 Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and performers Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. He began directing operas in the 1970s and has since become one of the world's leading opera directors with several classic productions to his credit. His best-known production is probably his 1982 "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto set in 1950s Little Italy, Manhattan. In its early days he was an associate ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

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 on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Barnstaple, United Kingdom

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