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Famous Opera Singers from The United States

Updated June 14, 2019 75.1k views66 items

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

List contains items like Gladys Swarthout and Valerian Ruminski.

This list answers the questions, "What famous opera singers are from United States?" and "Who are the greatest American opera singers?"

You can click on the names of these historic opera singers of United States 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 American opera singers to find some operas or musicals that you might really enjoy.
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    Abbie Mitchell

    Dec. at 76 (1884-1960)
    Abriea "Abbie" Mitchell Cook (25 September 1884 – 16 March 1960), also billed as Abbey...  more
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    Adelaide Phillips

    Dec. at 49 (1833-1882)
    Adelaide Phillipps (26 October 1833 in Stratford-on-Avon, England – 3 October 1882 in...  more
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    Adele Addison (born July 24, 1925 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an African-American lyric...  more
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    Alexander Kipnis

    Dec. at 87 (1891-1978)
    Alexander Kipnis (February 13 [O.S. February 1] 1891 – May 14, 1978) was a Ukrainian-born...  more
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    Anne Brown

    Dec. at 97 (1912-2009)
    Anne Brown (August 9, 1912 – March 13, 2009) was an American soprano who created the role of...  more
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    Annie Louise Cary

    Dec. at 79 (1842-1921)
    Annie Louise Cary (October 22, 1842 – April 3, 1921) was an American singer....  more
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    Ara Berberian

    Dec. at 75 (1930-2005)
    Ara Berberian (Armenian: Արա Բերբերյան, May 14, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan – February 21, 2005...  more
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    Barbara Bonney (born April 14, 1956) is an American soprano....  more
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    Belle Cole

    Dec. at 52 (1853-1905)
    Belle Cole (1845 or 1853–1905) was a well-known American contralto. She first achieved...  more
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    Blanche Roosevelt

    Dec. at 45 (1853-1898)
    Blanche Roosevelt (2 October 1853 – 10 September 1898), born Blanche Roosevelt Tucker, was an...  more
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    Blanche Thebom

    Dec. at 95 (1915-2010)
    Blanche Thebom (September 19, 1915 – March 23, 2010) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano,...  more
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    Camilla Williams

    Dec. at 93 (1919-2012)
    Camilla Ella Williams (October 18, 1919 – January 29, 2012) was an American operatic soprano...  more
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    Carol Plantamura (born February 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an American soprano...  more
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    Carol Theresa Vaness (born July 27, 1952) is an American lirico-spinto soprano. Vaness was...  more
  • 15

    Caterina Jarboro

    Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)
    Caterina Jarboro (July 24, 1898 – August 13, 1986) was an African-American opera singer. She...  more
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    Charles Bressler

    Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)
    Charles Bressler (April 1, 1926 – November 28, 1996) was an American tenor. He was born in...  more
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    Charles Castronovo (born June 19, 1975) is an American operatic tenor. Castronovo was born to...  more
  • 18

    Charles R. Adams

    Dec. at 66 (1834-1900)
    Charles R. Adams (February 9, 1834 – July 4, 1900) was an American opera singer and singing...  more
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    Claramae Turner

    Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
    Claramae Turner (née Haas, October 28, 1920 – May 18, 2013) was an American operatic...  more
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    Deborah Voigt (born August 4, 1960) is an American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in...  more
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    Dwayne Croft is an American baritone who has sung in more than 500 performances in 38 roles at...  more
  • 22

    Edith Mason

    Dec. at 81 (1892-1973)
    Edith Mason (March 22, 1892 – November 26, 1973) was an American soprano....  more
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    Edward Matthews

    Dec. at 50 (1904-1954)
    Edward Matthews may refer to: Edward Matthews (singer) (1904–1954), opera singer Edward...  more
  • 24

    Emma Abbott

    Dec. at 41 (1850-1891)
    Emma Abbott (December 9, 1850 – January 5, 1891) was an American operatic soprano and...  more
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    Erin Wall

    Age: 44
    Erin Wall (born 4 November 1975 Calgary, Alberta to American parents) is a Canadian operatic...  more