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Famous Male Tenors

List of notable or famous male tenors, with photos. The world's leading tenors are unsurprisingly men. These famous tenor singers have provided some of the most distinguished vocals in history.

List of notable famous male tenors includes Luciano Pavarotti, Francesco Albanese, Jose Carreras and Paul Potts.

You may want to copy this list to make your own list of favorite tenors. List is alphabetical & sortable by column. The gentlemen who are the best male vocalists are on this list. In addition to the tenors listed above, the opera singers on this list are some of the most famous in both modern times and in the history of one of the most exquisite art forms in the world. The booming vocals and soothing tenor sounds have won over fans all over the world and helped enhance the art form known as opera.
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    Ronan Tynan (born 14 May 1960) is an Irish tenor singer and former Paralympic athlete. He was a member of The Irish Tenors re-joining in 2011 while continuing to pursue his solo career since May 2004. In the United States, audiences know him for his involvement with that vocal group and for his renditions of "God Bless America." He is also known for participating in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Paralympics.  ...more
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin
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    Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjɵsːɪ ²bjœːɭɪŋ]; 5 February 1911 – 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1911-1960)
    • Birthplace: Sweden, Borlänge
  • Sylvester Groth (born 31 March 1958) is a German film actor and tenor. He is the youngest of five siblings from Jerichow (Saxony-Anhalt) in the former German Democratic Republic, where he also spent his childhood. His family is from Upper Silesia. After the father died early, the mother married a second time. When he was 14 years old, the family moved to Leipzig, Germany. In 1986 he escaped from East Germany to West Germany. His first major film role was in 1983 in the East German Film The Turning Point. He is known to English language audiences for appearing in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, in which he portrayed Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. Groth  ...more
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Germany, Jerichow
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    Paul Robert Potts (born 1970) is an English tenor. In 2007, he won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent with his performance of "Nessun dorma", an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. As a singer of operatic pop music, Potts recorded the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in thirteen countries. Prior to winning Britain's Got Talent, Potts was a manager at The Carphone Warehouse. He had served as a Bristol city councillor from 1996 until 2003, and also had performed in amateur opera from 1999 to 2003.  ...more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Kingswood, United Kingdom