Famous Opera Singers from Germany

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.
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    Dortmund, Germany
    • Age: Dec. at 96 (1912-2008)
    • Type: Soprano
    • Role: Die Farberin, Leonora, Salome, Agatha, Electra
    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. ...more
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    Cologne, Germany
    • Age: 59
    Christiane Oelze (born 9 October 1963 in Venice) is a German operatic soprano. From 2003 to 2008, she taught singing at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.
  • Doris Soffel
    Hechingen, Germany
    • Age: 74
    Doris Soffel (born 12 May 1948, Hechingen, Germany) is a German mezzo-soprano. Doris Soffel first played the violin, then switched to singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. She was ...more
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    Berlin, Germany
    • Age: 84
    Edda Moser (born 27 October 1938) is a German operatic soprano. She was particularly well known for her interpretations of music by Mozart. Her 1973 recital LP Virtuose Arien von WA Mozart received ...more