Best Male Opera Singers

The Top Ten

1 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

This guy doesn't sing opera! Every other male TRUE OPERA singer on this poll is far and away better than this guy will ever be.

Voting this guy to the top of the poll doesn't make him the best singer.

He is simply THE BEST of all opera singers!

Really overrated! He will never come close to Pavarotti, despite what the spammers think.

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2 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Of course Luciano Pavarotti is the top male opera singer. No other male opera singer, dead or alive, young or old, can compare with him. He leaves them all behind the starting blocks.

There will never ever be another male singer as great as Luciano Pavarotti.

Luciano Pavarotti is the absolute BEST OF THE BEST & always will be.

Nothing but the BEST!

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3 Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic.

Pavarotti is the best that we know of, but we will always wonder; what if Caruso lived in modern times?

The world of music is diminished for not having modern recordings of his voice. Certainly the equal of the great Pavarotti,and even possibly superior. We will never know.

4 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Love his voice

My gma loves him

This man has (In my opinion) the best male singing voice through time. What makes him better is that he has been blind most of his life (since the age of 12).

Best tenor ever!

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5 Placido Domingo Placido Domingo José Plácido Domingo Embil, known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator.

Simply the best overall opera performer

The best ever and the king of all opera singers - unparalleled in all aspects of art and personality

6 Mario Lanza Mario Lanza Mario Lanza was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. Lanza began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16.
7 René Pape
8 Boris Christoff Boris Christoff Boris Christoff was a Bulgarian opera singer, widely considered to have been one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
9 James Morris
10 Franco Corelli

The Contenders

11 Dmitri Hvorostovsky Dmitri Hvorostovsky

The best in voice, charisma, & operatic acting

Best baritone of this era

A greatly trained classical voice. I love his style!

Ha sang by soul!

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12 Jose Carreras Jose Carreras Josep Maria Carreras i Coll, better known as José Carreras, is a Spanish tenor from Catalonia who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini.

Very smooth voice and fantastic tenor!

The most beautiful voice in the world. Still fantastic at 70.

13 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

For heaven's sake, this guy IS NOT AN OPERA SINGER!

The best singer I have ever heard. Classically trained. Voice of an angel!

He’s versatile and can still do pure Opera

Dimash has the widest range of voice from Baritone to soprano.

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14 Josh Groban Josh Groban Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records.

Josh Groban has an amazing voice andd his songs have helped me through many of bad days.

Josh Groban is an amazing singer, but he is NOT an opera singer. Neither are several other names on this list, though all-time greats like Pavarotti, Domingo, and Caruso definitely are. Possibly re-title the poll to say "Singers with operatic-style voices", or "Classical singers", something like that.

15 Beniamino Gigli
16 Jussi Björling

He should be number 1. Listen to the Pearl Fishers Duet with Robert Merrill.

Nobody has ever surpassed Jussi in my view

17 Ezio Pinza
18 Gerald Finley
19 Bryn Terfel
20 Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann sings appropriately for the role or song he’s performing. He modulates his voice, not to overpower or to impress, but to express musical lyricism fitting with the performance (contrasted with Pavarotti thoughtlessly bellowing at anyone foolish enough to listen). He’s the best and most versitile male singer I’ve ever heard.

21 David Hobson
22 Ben Heppner
23 Nicolas Courjal
24 Štefan Kocán
25 Alfredo Kraus
26 Tito Schipa
27 Mark McCay
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List Stats

700 votes
27 listings
2 years, 348 days old

Top Remixes

1. Luciano Pavarotti
2. Andrea Bocelli
3. Mario Lanza
1. Luciano Pavarotti
2. Enrico Caruso
3. Boris Christoff


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