Famous Opera Singers from Germany

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

Inge Borkh and Sári Barabás are included on this list.

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Germany 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 German opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
Christel Goltz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Germany
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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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany

Nationality: Austria, Germany

Type: Soprano

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Christiane Oelze is a German soprano. From 2003 to 2008, she taught singing at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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Doris Soffel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Germany
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Doris Soffel

Doris Soffel is a German mezzo-soprano. Doris Soffel first played the violin, then switched to singing at the Munich Conservatory. She was member of the Stuttgart Opera ensemble from 1973 to 1982. Her international breakthrough was as Sesto in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at the Royal Opera House, London in 1982. She sang Fricka in the Bayreuth Festival 1983 and was the only German coloratura mezzo with an international career, singing in works by Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini. She sang world premieres by contemporary composers like Aribert Reimann and Krysztof Penderecki and had performances worldwide of Gustav Mahler's vocal works. From 1994, more dramatic ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Hechingen, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Edda Moser is a German coloratura soprano. She was particularly well known for her interpretations of music by Mozart. Her 1973 recital LP Virtuose Arien von WA Mozart received the Grand Prix du Disque. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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