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David Scull Bispham (1857 - 1921)

David Scull Bispham (January 5, 1857 – October 2, 1921) was the first American–born operatic baritone to win an international reputation. Early life and family Bispham was born in...

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Zelie de Lussan (1861 - 1949)

Zélie de Lussan (21 December 1861 – 18 December 1949) was an American opera singer of French descent who was successful in her native country but made most of her career in England. The...

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Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (1896 - 1960)

Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (November 16, 1896 – July 15, 1960) was a famous American opera singer and recording artist who also performed as a film actor and radio personality. A baritone, he san...

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Natalina 'Lina' Cavalieri MP (1874 - 1944)

Lina Cavalieri Born Natalina Cavalieri at Viterbo on 25 December 1874, she lost her parents when she was fifteen and was sent to live in an orphanage as a ward of the state. A vivacious young girl, s...

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Isabella Colbrand (1785 - 1845)

Isabella Colbran (2 February 1785, Madrid—7 October 1845, Bologna) was a Spanish opera singer, who was known in her native country as Isabel Colbrandt. Many sources note her as a dramatic colora...

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Julia Espín MP (1838 - 1906)

La cantante de ópera Julia Espín inspiró en su juventud algunos versos de ‘Rimas’ de Bécquer, quien también la homenajeó con dos álbumes c...

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Julia Gwynne (1856 - 1934)

Julia Gwynne was an English opera singer and actress best remembered for her performances with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1879 to 1883.

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Emma Eames (1865 - 1952)

Emma Eames (August 13, 1865 - June 13, 1952) was an American soprano renowned for the beauty of her voice. She sang major lyric and lyric-dramatic roles in opera and had an important career in New Yo...

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Leontyne Price MP (1927 - d.)

Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. February 10, 1927). American soprano. Born and raised in the Deep South, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Amer...

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William Caesar Warfield (1920 - 2002)

William Caesar Warfield (22 January 1920 – 26 August 2002), was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor. Links Wikipedia: English Bach Cantatas Website YouTube: William Warfie...

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Marian Elinda-Blanc Anderson (1897 - 1993)

Marian Anderson b. February 27, 1897 d. April 8, 1993 Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was...

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Jessye Norman (1945 - d.)

Jessye Mae Norma born September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. American opera singer. Youngest recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. Five time Grammy Award winner, including her Lifetime Achieve...

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Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad (1895 - 1962)

Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th...

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José Maria Carreras MP

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras , is a Spanish and Catalan tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Pucci...

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Jan Peerce MP (1904 - 1984)

Jan Peerce:Shma Yisroel - שמע ישראל , Jan Peerce - "Nessun dorma" - Turandot (Puccini) The American tenor Jan Peerce (birth name Jacob Pincus P...

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Richard Tucker MP (1913 - 1975)

Richard Tucker sings the Kol Nidre כל נדרי , Richard Tucker - No, Pagliaccio non son (Live) Museum of Family History Richard Tucker Music Foundation Ri...

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Luciano Pavarotti MP (1935 - 2007)

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of th...

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Beverly Sills MP (1929 - 2007)

Beverly Sills - Una Voce Poco Fa!! (1976) , Beverly Sills - Dunque io son! - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak car...

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Adelina Juana Maria Patti (1843 - 1919)

Adelina Patti (19 February 1843 – 27 September 1919) was a highly acclaimed 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America...

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Giuseppe Kaschmann MP (1850 - 1925)

Giuseppe Kaschmann (Josip Kašman) was born on July 14, 1850 in Lussinpiccolo, now Mali Lošinj, the youngest of fourteen children*. His father was Maestro Giuseppe Kaschmann (28 Septembe...

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Emma Lucy Bowen MP (1882 - 1951)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Emma Lucy Gates Bowen (1882–1951) was an American opera singer and later the wife of Albert E. Bowen a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The C...

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Lotte Lehmann MP (1888 - 1976)

Charlotte "Lotte" Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976) was a German soprano who was especially associated with German repertory. She gave memorable performances in the operas of Richa...

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Lily Pons (1898 - 1976)

Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-American operatic soprano and actress who had an active career from the late 1920s through the early 1970s. As an opera singer she s...

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Geraldine Farrar (1882 - 1967)

Geraldine Farrar (February 28, 1882 – March 11, 1967) was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and "the intimate timbre of her voice." She h...

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Claudia Muzio (1889 - 1936)

Claudia Muzio born February 7, 1889, died May 24, 1936 Italian operatic soprano, whose international career was among the most successful of the early 20th century. She was also a mistress of Greek s...

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Dame Nellie Melba (1861 - 1931)

Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and...

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Eva Gibson (1875 - 1920)

Eva Mylott (1875 – 20 March 1920) was an Australian contralto opera singer. More... Eva Mylott

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Alfred Arnold Cocozza - Mario Lanza MP (1921 - 1959)

Mario Lanza (From Wikipedia) Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 - October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began s...

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Anna Sarnoff MP (1932 - 2006)

Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 - March 9, 2006) was an Italian-American opera singer and one of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation. She possessed a warm and radiant voice of considerabl...

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Enrico Caruso MP (1873 - 1921)

Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and North and South America. Caruso also made approximatel...

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Maria Callas MP (1923 - 1977)

Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) An American-born Greek soprano and one o...

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