Famous Opera Singers from Australia

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

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Australia 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 Australian opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.

  • Danielle de Niese
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    Danielle de Niese is an Australian-American lyric soprano. After success as a young child in singing competitions in Australia, she moved to the United States where she developed an operatic career. From 2005 she came to widespread public attention with her performances as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, England.
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
  • David Hobson (born 18 November 1960) is an Australian opera tenor and composer.
    • Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
  • Eva Mylott

    Eva Theresa Mylott (1875 – 20 March 1920) was an Australian contralto opera singer. Eva Mylott was born in Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents, Patrick Mylott, an importer of wine and spirits and Mary Heffernan (the daughter of Edmund and Honora Heffernan), were Roman Catholic immigrants from Ireland to Australia. Mylott became a protégé of Dame Nellie Melba and in 1902, she went to England with her to pursue an opera career outside Australia. On 17 June 1917 in New York, she married Irish-American businessman John Hutton Gibson (died ca. 1933); they had two sons: Hutton Gibson in 1918 and Alexis Mylott Gibson. Mylott died in 1920, aged 44, in Chicago, after slipping in the ...more
    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
  • Harold Blair
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    Harold Blair

    Harold Blair (13 September 1924 – 21 May 1976) was an Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist.
    • Nationality: Australia
  • June Bronhill

    June Bronhill OBE (26 June 1929 – 24 January 2005) was an internationally acclaimed Australian coloratura soprano opera singer, performer and actress, She was well known for light opera and musical theatre in London West End theatres and Australia as well as on the opera stage.
    • Birthplace: Broken Hill, Australia
    • Nationality: Australia
  • Marina Prior

    Marina Prior (born 18 October 1963) is an Australian soprano and actress with a career mainly in musical theatre. From 1990 to 1993, she starred as the original Christine Daaé in the Australian premiere of The Phantom of the Opera, opposite Anthony Warlow and later Rob Guest.
    • Birthplace: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    • Nationality: Australia