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List of the most notable and famous tenors in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent tenors worldwide and top tenors in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable tenors to the lesser known tenors in history and today, these are the top tenors in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous tenors in the world?".

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Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Tenors
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Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the brilliance and beauty of his tone—especially into the upper register—and eventually established himself as one of the finest tenors of the 20th century. As one of the Three Tenors, Pavarotti became well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. From the beginning of his professional career as a tenor in 1961 in Italy to his final performance of "Nessun dorma" at the 2006 Winter ...more

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Peter Pears is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Tenors
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Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE was an English tenor. His career was closely associated with the composer Benjamin Britten, his personal and professional partner for nearly forty years. Pears's musical career started slowly. He was at first unsure whether to concentrate on playing or singing, and despite the efforts of some of his friends, it was not until he met Britten in 1937 that he threw himself wholeheartedly into singing. Once he and Britten were established as a partnership, the composer wrote many concert and operatic works with Pears's voice in mind, and the singer created roles in more than ten operas by his partner. In the concert hall, Pears and Britten were celebrated ...more

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#68 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Plácido Domingo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tenors
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José Plácido Domingo Embil, known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator. As of the end of 2013, he has sung 144 different roles. One of 'The Three Tenors', Domingo has more recently taken on conducting opera and concert performances, and is also the general director of the Los Angeles Opera in California. ...more

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#4 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Living Opera Singers

#10 on The Greatest Tenors of All Time

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Mario Lanza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tenors
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Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959, aged 38) was an American tenor, singer, actor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian emigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. He was born Alfred Arnold Cocozza. He changed his name when he signed with MGM. His mother's maiden name was Maria Lanza. After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947. ...more

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#38 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

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