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Famous Opera Singers from Austria

Updated October 13, 2018 11.0k views11 items

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?"

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Austria 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 Austrian opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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  • Christel Goltz (8 July 1912 – 14 November 2008) 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 Fürth, 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...  more
    • Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany
    • Nationality: Austria, Germany
    • Type: Soprano
  • Eberhard Freiherr von Waechter (9 July 1929 – 29 March 1992) was an Austrian baritone 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, Waechter 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 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...  more
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria
  • Eugen Gura
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    Eugen Gura

    Eugen Gura (8 November 1842 – 26 August 1906) was a German operatic baritone....  more
    • Nationality: Austria
  • Fritzi Massary
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    Fritzi Massary

    Fritzi Massary (31 March 1882 – 30 January 1969) was an Austrian-American soprano singer and actress....  more
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria