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Bands/Musicians The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever  

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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!

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

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Cesare Siepi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Opera

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

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Ezio Pinza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Opera

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Martti Talvela is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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Kurt Moll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Opera

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Feodor Chaliapin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Olga Rodionova added

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Samuel Ramey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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Mark Reizen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Mark Reizen

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Jerome Hines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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Paul Plishka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Paul Plishka

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Matti Salminen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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

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Gottlob Frick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Gottlob Frick

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Boris Shtokolov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Boris Shtokolov

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Nicola Zaccaria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Nicola Zaccaria

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Laszlo Polgar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Laszlo Polgar

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Alexander Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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Pol Plançon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Pol Plançon

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Aage Haugland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Aage Haugland

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Mihaly Szekely is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Mihaly Szekely

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Ferruccio Furlanetto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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John Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever

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ivan rebroff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
cak14353 added ivan rebroff

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Ivar F. Andresen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Bass Opera Singers Ever
Ivar F. Andresen