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Famous Opera Singers from Italy

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

This list is made up of a variety of items, including Francesco Tamagno and Luciano Pavarotti.

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Italy 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 Italian opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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    Antonio Tamburini (28 March 1800 – 8 November 1876) was an Italian operatic baritone....  more
    • Birthplace: Faenza, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Type: Baritone
  • Carlo Pietro Tagliabue (January 13, 1898 in Mariano Comense – April 6, 1978 in Monza) was an Italian baritone. After studies with Leopoldo Gennai and Annibale Guidotti he made his debut in Lodi, Lombardy, in Loreley and Aida. His debuts in Genoa (1923), Torino, La Scala (1930), Rome (1931), and Naples (1931) were all in Tristan und Isolde (sung in Italian). He also performed in Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. However, Tagliabue would go on to excel in the Verdian repertoire, especially La forza del destino, Aida, Rigoletto, La traviata, Nabucco, and Otello. He created the role of Basilio in Respighi's La fiamma in 1934. His international career included Buenos Aires'...  more
    • Birthplace: Mariano Comense, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Type: Baritone
  • Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (Italian: [tʃeˈtʃiːlja ˈbartoli]; born 4 June 1966) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is best known for her interpretations of the music of Bellini, Mozart and Rossini, as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and Classical music. She is known for having the versatility to sing soprano and mezzo roles....  more
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy

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    Enrico Caruso (, also US: , Italian: [enˈriːko kaˈruːzo]; 25 February 1873 – 2 August 1921) was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. Being one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded, Caruso made approximately 260 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920, which made him an international popular entertainment star. All of these recordings, which span most of his stage career, remain available today on CDs and as downloads and digital streams....  more
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Type: Tenor

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