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List Rules Operatic basses only, no bass-baritones.

Who in opera could be more memorable and thrilling than a great basso? The bass singer in opera is often (though not always) elderly, or even mythological! True basses are distinguished from bass-baritones nowadays, though voices can change over time and sources will disagree with each other. Take heed of the bass, he may be a prophet!

list ordered by

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90 21
Nicolaï Ghiaurov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

2
51 12
Ezio Pinza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Ezio Pinza Opera

3
61 20
Boris Christoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Boris Christoff

4
49 23
Cesare Siepi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Cesare Siepi Opera

5
47 25
Kurt Moll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Kurt Moll Opera

6
32 14
Martti Talvela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

7
19 15
Alexander Vinogradov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Alexander Vinogradov

8
16 13
Gottlob Frick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Gottlob Frick

9
15 12
Jerome Hines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

10
15 13
Alexander Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

11
11 10
Mark Reizen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Mark Reizen

12
10 9
Laszlo Polgar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Laszlo Polgar

13
10 10
Matti Salminen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

14
7 7
Mihaly Szekely is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Mihaly Szekely

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15
8 9
John Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

16
7 9
Paul Plishka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Paul Plishka

17
2 4
Gary Relyea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Gary Relyea

18
4 7
Nicola Zaccaria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Nicola Zaccaria

19
4 7
Boris Shtokolov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Boris Shtokolov

20
4 7
Joseph Rouleau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

21
3 6
Pol Plançon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Pol Plançon

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22
3 6
Fyodor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

23
3 6
Ivar F. Andresen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Ivar F. Andresen

24
5 9
Aage Haugland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Aage Haugland

25
4 8
Don Garrard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Don Garrard

26
4 9
Ain Anger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Ain Anger

27
1 5
Owen Brannigan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Owen Brannigan

28
3 8
John Relyea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

29
4 10
Carlo Colombara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

30
24 46
Samuel Ramey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

31
16 42
Ferruccio Furlanetto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

32
16 42
René Pape is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever