Opera Famous Opera Singers from Sweden

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

A list made up of items like Gösta Winbergh and Christina Nilsson.

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

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of Sweden 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 Swedish opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
Anne Sofie von Otter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Sweden
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Anne Sofie von Otter is a Swedish mezzo-soprano whose repertoire encompasses lieder, operas, oratorios and also rock and pop songs. Her art is documented on a collection of numerous CDs. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Type: Mezzo-soprano

Also Ranked

#35 on The Greatest Sopranos of All Time

#19 on The Greatest Living Opera Singers

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Christina Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Sweden
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Christina Nilsson

Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, was a Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a brilliant bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era's most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Småland, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Elisabeth Söderström is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Opera Singers from Sweden
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Elisabeth Anna Söderström CBE was a Swedish soprano who performed both opera and song, and was known as a leading interpreter of the works of Janáček, Rachmaninov and Sibelius. She was particularly well known for her recordings of the lead soprano roles in the three Janáček operas Jenůfa, Káťa Kabanová, and The Makropoulos Affair, all of which received Gramophone Awards. The Gramophone critic John Warrack described her portrayal of Káťa Kabanová as "establishing by an infinity of subtle touches and discreet, sensitive singing the picture of Káta as the richest and most human character in the drama." ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

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Gösta Winbergh was a Swedish tenor. Winbergh was born in Stockholm. He is considered as among Sweden's and the world's finest tenors, included with Jussi Björling and Nicolai Gedda. There was no musical tradition in Winbergh's family. He himself was a building engineer when he watched his first opera performance in 1967; the experience so moved him that he decided on an operatic career. Accordingly he applied for the opera class at Sweden's prestigious Royal Academy of Music, and was admitted on his first attempt. He trained at the school between 1969-71. He began singing at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and gradually began to receive international attention in the 1980s when he guest ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

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