This list of the most notable and famous opera singers in the world includes photos, when available. The greatest opera singers worldwide and top opera singers in America can be found on this list, ordered by their level of prominence. If you're looking for only famous female opera singers, we have that as well. From reputable opera singers to the lesser known opera singers in history and today, these are the top opera singers in the music world, of any voice - including famous soprano singers, baritones, and tenors.
Who are the most famous opera singers in the world? You've likely heard of modern opera singers like Plácido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli, but you'll also find countless other popular opera singers and opera music artists below, from all different eras.
If you can't get enough opera, be sure to check out these lists of Verdi operas, Rossini operas, and Puccini operas to get your opera fix.
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 ...more
Age: Died at 72 (1935-2007)
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Profession: Opera Singer, Actor
Credits: Spectre, Man on Fire, The Goonies, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994
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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 ...more
Profession: Opera Singer, Conductor, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Credits: Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Great Performances, La Traviata, Otello, Carmen, + more
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Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical tenor, recording artist and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of 12 following an association football accident. Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest ...more
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Andrea Bocelli: A Night in Tuscany, Sarah Brightman in Concert, Céline Dion: These Are Special Times, Tuscan Skies ~ Andrea Bocelli ~
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Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. She has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic ...more
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Nationality: United States of America
Profession: Actor, Singer, Consultant
Credits: Richard Strauss: Arabella, In Search of Mozart
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