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Bands/Musicians The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever  

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List Rules Operatic bass-baritones only. No basses.

Bass-baritone is an accepted category nowadays. The lower-pitched voice types in opera may be confusing, though. The bass-baritone tends to be older and wiser than the baritone, less ancient or supernatural than the bass -- but these are very rough generalizations; the best thing is to listen and enjoy the wonderful impact and variety of these great singers!

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Hans Hotter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Walter Berry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Walter Berry

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Ruggero Raimondi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Bryn Terfel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Bryn Terfel Opera

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George London is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Feodor Chaliapin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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José van Dam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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James Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Norman Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Norman Bailey

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Friedrich Schorr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Ferdinand Frantz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Ferdinand Frantz

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Tom Krause is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Tom Krause

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Otto Edelmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Otto Edelmann

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Gerald Finley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Rudolph Bockelmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Rudolph Bockelmann

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Vanni Marcoux is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Vanni Marcoux

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Donald Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Donald McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever

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Jules Bastin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever
Jules Bastin

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John Shirley-Quirk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Bass-Baritone Opera Singers Ever