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

This list contains items like Eberhard Wächter and Helga Dernesch.

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

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Christel Goltz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Austria
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Christel Goltz was a German operatic soprano. One of the leading dramatic sopranos of her generation, she possessed a rich voice with a brilliant range and intensity. She was particularly associated with the operas of Richard Strauss, especially Salome and Elektra, and with contemporary operas. Born in Dortmund, she studied in Munich with Ornelli-Leeb and with Theodor Schenk, whom she later married. After singing small roles, she made her official debut in Fuerth, as Agathe, in 1935. She sang one season in Plauen, before joining the roster of principal sopranos at the Staatsoper Dresden through the invitation of Karl Böhm in 1936. She remained at that house until 1950. She began appearing at ...more

Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany

Nationality: Austria, Germany

Type: Soprano

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Eberhard Wächter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Austria
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Eberhard Wächter was an Austrian baritone, particularly celebrated for his performances in the operas of Mozart, Richard Wagner, and Richard Strauss. After retiring from singing, he became Intendant of the Vienna Volksoper and the Vienna State Opera. Born in Vienna, Wächter studied at the University of Vienna and the Vienna Academy of Music. In 1953, he began voice lessons with Elisabeth Radó. That same year he made his operatic debut, as Silvio in Ruggiero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, at the Vienna Volksoper. In 1954, he debuted at the Vienna State Opera. In 1956, he debuted at Covent Garden, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and at the Salzburg Festival, as Arbace in ...more

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria

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Eugen Gura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Austria
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Eugen Gura


Eugen Gura was a German operatic baritone. ...more

Nationality: Austria

Fritzi Massary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Austria
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Fritzi Massary


Fritzi Massary was an Austrian-American actress and soprano singer. Born as Friederike Massaryk, she was one of the leading operetta singers in Berlin and Vienna. She was closely associated with Oscar Straus, creating roles in six of his operettas, including Der letzte Walzer in 1920. Despite her 1903 conversion to Protestantism, Massary fled Germany in late 1932 because of her Jewish heritage. She traveled through Austria and Switzerland to London, where she was befriended by Sir Noël Coward and starred in his Operette in 1938. Shortly thereafter, in February 1939, she moved to Beverly Hills, California, where she lived until her death in 1969. Beginning in 1952, she regularly spent summers ...more

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria