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The Best Operatic Pop Artists

Updated June 14, 2019 81.5k votes 5.8k voters 60.8k views47 items

Operatic pop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good operatic pop bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top operatic pop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Operatic pop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all operatic pop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest operatic pop bands of all time, since the most famous operatic pop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best operatic pop music and pop opera groups. 

You can click on the operatic pop band names to see more information about that particular notable operatic pop group. If they're near the top of the best operatic pop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top operatic pop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the operatic pop band names themselves.

List includes Rufus Wainwright, Josh Groban, more. Rank the best artists on the list to see them get to the top. This list includes artists like Andrea Bocelli and Mika so you have a lot of choices to vote on.

All important, significant and iconic names in operatic pop music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new operatic pop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of operatic pop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into operatic pop music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good operatic pop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent operatic pop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best operatic pop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest operatic pop musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular operatic pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Hercules Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    South African born spinto tenor Hercules Smith is on an epic odyssey to revive classical music. Winner of the European Voice competition in 2012, Hercules Smith’s brand of bold ballads and intoxicating covers leave audiences yearning for a bygone musical era. As a quintessential classic crossover artist,, Smith appeals to discerning international audiences who yearn for a singer of unparalleled natural talent and uncanny vocal range and instincts. His signature instant classic” is a fan favorite online and with classical music disc jockeys in the UK , South Africa, Argentina and The United States.

    A native son favorite, Hercules’s hypnotic siren songs have seduced audiences in Pretoria and Johannesburg, including a New Year’s Eve gig at Monte Casino. Hercules Smith is an increasingly popular international vocal talent. In 2012, he won the European Voice competition. 2014 was marked by appearances on the popular South African television entertainment show ‘Noot vir Noot” and at Sky Sports, during the Castle Lager Championship Rugby match between the UK and Argentina, where he delighted the fans with his rendition of the Argentine national anthem.

    Hercules Smith has been honing his craft since age 5.. He immersed himself in the music of his childhood idol, Pavarotti. Inspired by his hero, Hercules is determined to stay true to his craft and bring the treasure of classical music to his generation. His philosophy is simple:

    Hercules Smith resides in the UK. His official website is Hercules Smith, the Voice (http://herculessmith.co.uk/). He is also on Facebook and Twitter.



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    Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Il Volo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Amaury Vassili is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Sissel Kyrkjebø is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Melis Bilen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Il Divo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Paul Potts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Mario Frangoulis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Jonathan Ansell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Patricia Janečková is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Romina Arena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Mark Vincent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Joseph McElderry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Grace Bawden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Freddie Mercury & Montserrat C is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Neal E. Boyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    Emma Shapplin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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    The Texas Tenors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Operatic Pop Artists
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