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Famous Opera Singers from France

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List of popular opera singers from France, listed alphabetically with photos of the singers when available. This list includes some of the best French 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 France, 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 France?" and "Who are the greatest French opera singers?"

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of France 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 French opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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    Adolphe Nourrit

    Adolphe Nourrit (3 March 1802 – 8 March 1839) was a French operatic tenor, librettist, and composer. One of the most esteemed opera singers of the 1820s and 1830s, he was particularly associated with the works of Gioachino Rossini and Giacomo Meyerbeer....  more
    • Birthplace: Montpellier, France
    • Nationality: France
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    Célestine Galli-Marié

    Célestine Galli-Marié (15 March 1837 – 22 September 1905) was a French mezzo-soprano who is most famous for creating the title role in the opera Carmen....  more
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Nationality: France
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    Jacques Bouhy

    Jacques-Joseph-André Bouhy (18 June 1848 – 24 January 1929) was a Belgian baritone, most famous for being the first to sing the "Toreador Song" in the role of Escamillo in the opera Carmen. Bouhy was born in Pepinster. After studying at the Liège Conservatory of Music, he made his début at the Paris Opéra as Méphistophélès (Faust) in 1871. He performed at the Opéra-Comique as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Escamillo (Carmen) in 1875. At the Comique he also created the role of Don César de Bazan in 1872. In 1882 he appeared at Covent Garden singing in Faust and Carmen. He spent time in the United States as the first director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City...  more
    • Nationality: France
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    Mireille Delunsch

    Mireille Delunsch (born 2 November 1962) is an opera soprano. She was born in Mulhouse, France, and studied musicology and voice at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. Her debut was at the Opéra du Rhin in Mulhouse, in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov. Her repertory is wide, from Baroque opera to 20th-century art songs, with an emphasis on French music. She is well known for the operas she has sung under the direction of French conductor Marc Minkowski....  more
    • Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
    • Nationality: France