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.
Adolphe Nourrit is a screenwriter. ...more
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Célestine Galli-Marié was a French mezzo-soprano who is most famous for creating the title role in the opera Carmen. ...more
Birthplace: Paris, France
Jacques-Joseph-André Bouhy 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 in 1871. He performed at the Opéra-Comique as Figaro, Escamillo 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 before returning to Paris to sing the High Priest in Samson et Dalila. He ...more
Mireille Delunsch 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