Category Search - opera (Opera singer or composer)

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Licia Albanese
opera, singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Felicia Albanese
Also Known As:
Licia Albanese Gimma
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
105, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Soprano. Known especially for her performances of Verdi and Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Opera Madama Butterfly. She became a citizen of the United States in 1945.

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Frances Alda
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Fanny Jane Davis
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

New Zealand, 1879 - 1952. 22 seasons at Metropolitan Opera in New York, 1908 until retirement on 28 December 1929. 80 times as Mimi in Puccini's opera La Bohème, setting a record.

Marian Anderson
singer, opera, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Andrea Bocelli
singer, composer, producer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Andrea Bocelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song The Prayer. Operas La Bohème, Madama Butterfly.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry2 March 2010

Christine Brewer
opera, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Christine Brewer
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sorano. Has sung at Metropolitan Opera.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6134 Delmar Boulevard29 April 2015

Maria Callas
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Sophia Cecelia Kalos
Also Known As:
Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou (Christened name)
Maria Meneghini Callas
Nickname(s):
Mary
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth certificate nate was Sophia Cecelia Kalos. Greek father's last name was Kalogeropoulos. Soprano. Opera Norma.

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Enrico Caruso
opera

Real/Birth Name:
Errico Caruso
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Possibly the greatest operatic tenor.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6625 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Victoria de los Ángeles
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Victoria Gómez Cima
Also Known As:
Victòria dels Àngels
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

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Soprano. Performed at La Scala, the Paris Opera, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Also had a concert career. Recorded 21 complete operas.

Plácido Domingo
singer, opera, conductor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
Also Known As:
Placido Domingo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Member of The Three Tenors. Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater

Renée Fleming
opera, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Renée Fleming
Also Known As:
Renee Fleming
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 10 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Opera lyric soprano. Albums Poèmes, HOMAGE: The Age of the Diva.

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George Gershwin
composer, opera, Broadway, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Gershovitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

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younger brother of
Younger than Ira Gershwin by 1 year.

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Composed Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess. Broadway musical and move incorporating some of his music Funny Face. Duo George & Ira Gershwin.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry5 June 1998 as a member of group George & Ira Gershwin.

Alma Gluck
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Reba Feinsohn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Soprano. Later adopted her professional surname as a variation of her first husband's surname, Glick. Her recording of the song Carry Me Back to Old Virginny was the first celebrity recording by a classical musician to sell one million copies. Became a Christian and recorded hymn songs Rock of Ages, Whispering Hope, Jesus, Lover of My Soul.

Kathryn Grayson
actor, singer, Broadway, educator, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Zelma Kathryn Hedrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie musicals Show Boat, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate. Broadway musical Camelot. Sang in operas.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jerome Hines
singer, opera, composer, mathematician

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Albert Link Heinz
Also Known As:
Jerome A. Hines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Brief Facts:

Bass. Role of Sarastro in opera The Magic Flute. Role of Mephistopheles in opera Faust. Changed name to Hines at the suggestion of Sol Hurok to avoid anti-German sentiment during World War 2. Published 5 articles in magazine Mathematics Magazine.

Betty Jaynes (actress)
actor, singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Jayne Schultz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
97
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Douglas McPhail by 6 years.

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Movies Babes in Arms, Meet the People, Sweethearts.

Anne Jeffreys
actor, western, soap, model, Broadway, singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Jeffreys Carmichael
Also Known As:
Ann Jeffreys
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Robert Sterling, until his earlier death.
Younger than Robert Sterling by 5 or 6 years.

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TV shows General Hospital, Port Charles, Falcon Crest, Topper, Baywatch. Movies Dick Tracy (1945), Flying Tigers, Hidden Valley Outlaws, Wagon Tracks West. Broadway musical play Kiss Me Kate. Opera Tosca.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Ruth Kobart
actor, soap, opera, singer, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Maxine Finkelstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Movies Dirty Harry, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. TV series Bob, One Day at a Time. Broadway musical play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Nominated for a Tony Award.

Jenny Lind
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Johanna Maria Lind
Nickname(s):
Swedish Nightingale
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soprano opera singer who also toured America sponsored by P T Barnum.

Robert McFerrin
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Keith McFerrin
Also Known As:
Robert McFerrin Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Baritone. The first African-American male employed by Metropolitan Opera.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Delmar Boulevard

Terrence McNally
writer, Broadway, Tony Award, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Terrence McNally
Nickname(s):
the bard of American theater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical plays Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, The Full Monty. Plays Master Class, And Things That Go Bump in the Night. Libretto of opera Dead Man Walking. Died of complicaions from coronavirus.

Robert Merrill
singer, actor, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Moishe Millstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Roberta Peters by 12 years.

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Baritone opera star at the New York Metropolitan Opera - in Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto. Movie musical Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick.

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Giacomo Meyerbeer
composer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Yaakov Liebmann Beer
Jacob Liebmann Beer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Father of French Grand Opera. Composed Les Huguenots, Le Prophète.

Jessye Norman
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Jessye Mae Norman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Dramatic soprano, known expecially for Wagnerian operas. Also recitals, oratorios and classical music.

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Kelli O'Hara
actor, singer, Broadway, Tony Award, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Kelli Christine O'Hara
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Broadway musicals The King and I, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Bridges of Madison County. Operas The Merry Widow, Così fan tuttw.

Jan Peerce
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Pincus Perelmuth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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Tenor. Operas Rigoletto, La Bohème.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Roberta Peters
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Peterman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Robert Merrill by 12 years.

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World famous opera soprano.

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Ezio Pinza
singer, opera, Broadway, Tony Award, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ezio Fortunato Pinza
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 9 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. 22 seasons at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Opera role Don Giovanni. Broadway musical South Pacific with the song Some Enchanted Evening.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Lily Pons
actor, singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Joséphine Pons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than André Kostelanetz by 3 years.

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Became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1940. Operas Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7006 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Harve Presnell
actor, singer, opera, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
George Harvey Presnell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Fargo, Face/Off, Saving Private Ryan. TV series Andy Barker, P.I., Dawson's Creek, The Defenders, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Brooadway musical Annie in role of Daddy Warbucks.

André Previn
composer, conductor, musician, jazz, opera, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Andreas Ludwig Priwin
Also Known As:
Andre George Previn
Andre Previn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Mia Farrow by 15 years.
by adoption father of

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Pianist. Movie Paint Your Wagon as composer. Conductor for several symphony orchestras.

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Leontyne Price
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Violet Leontyne Price
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
94, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than William Warfield by 7 years.

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Soprano opera singer. The first African-American top-earning prima donna at Metropolitan Opera.

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Harold Prince
director, Broadway, Tony Award, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Smith Prince
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical plays West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, Candide, Showboat. Operas Madama Butterfly, Turandot. Winner of 21 Tony Awards.

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Beverly Sills
singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Belle Miriam Silverman
Nickname(s):
Bubbles
America's Queen of Opera
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coloratura soprano. Chair of Lincoln Center and Metopolitan Opera.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry5 October 1977

Joan Sutherland
opera, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Alston Sutherland
Also Known As:
Dame Joan Sutherland
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 28 days before her 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted soprano. Opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Dame Commander (DBE) in the New Year Honours of 1979.

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Helen Traubel
opera, singer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Francesca Traubel
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially role of Brünnhilde and role of Isolde. Wrote 2 novels.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6422 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6193 Delmar Boulevard

Sam Wanamaker
actor, director, blacklist, opera, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Wattenmacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

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Blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies. Movies Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Aviator, Private Benjamin. Broadway play A Case of Libel. Appointed CBE in 1993. Directed opera Aida.
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