Best Classical Crossover Singers

Which one do you think is the best Classical Crossover Singer?
The Top Ten
1 David Phelps David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

Classical, gospel, country, pop, even some doo-wop. It makes no difference. He can sing it all. His whole heart goes into any song he sings. The way he can be so expressive brings music to life. He's just an all-around good guy and great singer.

David is the greatest of all time, no matter what he sings. I have been following David for years and have many of his CDs and DVDs. If you are ever able to see David in person, do so. You will receive the greatest blessing.

David is not only the best tenor in gospel music today, but he is also the best classical tenor!

2 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive... read more

She is the future of popular American sopranos. In addition, she has an amazing range of genres, from hard rock to R&B. The sky is the limit for this young talent.

Jackie makes sopranos so much more listenable with a subtle vibrato and lack of shrillness in the upper registers.

Simply the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

3 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

Among the women, Sarah is in a league by herself. Nobody brings what she does to the musical table. On a scale of 1 to 100, Sarah stands alone near the top with Katherine Jenkins coming in at about 75. Jackie Evancho and Charlotte Church rate in the sixties, with the rest below the 50 mark. Sarah Brightman's DVD 'Symphony: Live in Vienna,' heard via a quality sound system, is unquestionable evidence of her musical standing.

Not only a living legend for what she's achieved in The Phantom of the Opera and Requiem, Sarah Brightman is hands down the champion on this list and an all-around global artist.

Ever the class act and absolute professional performer, she is in humble servitude to music. That's what makes her iconic.

4 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, 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 Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide... read more

There is no singer like Dimash. Not after hearing him sing in the 2019 Minsk European Games Opening, "Olimpico." After hearing him, there is no other powerful voice like his. Hear it for yourself if you don't believe me. You can find him on YouTube.

He has a unique technique and range. In addition, he is adept in all musical vocal genres, from opera to rock, jazz, rap, and so on!

Dimash not only sings splendidly in all styles and genres but also somehow mixes them splendidly in one piece, which is unique in itself!

5 Hayley Westenra Hayley Dee Westenra is a New Zealand singer, classical crossover artist, songwriter, and UNICEF Ambassador.

With her pitch-perfect octave range and natural melody, Hayley Westenra has the perfect combination of talent. She always presents with a professional, refined stage presence that showcases her beauty and sophistication. Most other female singers of the modern age should look and learn from her.

I love her voice. I bought one of her CDs last year in December, so yes, I bought her Christmas CD. The Christmas CD that I bought is Winter Magic. I like the songs from that CD.

6 Charlotte Church Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and political activist.

She used to be a classical singer, but did she switch to pop in 2005? I don't really know.

7 Joanna Forest

The singer with the wonderful voice.

8 Katherine Jenkins
9 Annelies
10 Hayley Griffiths
The Contenders
11 Sissel Kyrkjebø

Sissel, when only the best will do.

12 Chloe Agnew
13 Russell Watson

First becoming notable as a live performer in British dining and drinking establishments, his obvious vocal tonality and range caused listeners to suggest that he consider adding more classically oriented music to his repertoire. His apparent capacity to learn new and even non-English songs served him well.

Russell is capable of presenting his voice in strikingly different ways within moments in the same song. As a listener, you might think that two different singers were performing a duet. He can jump from what sounds like a full-blown classic operatic tenor voice to a playful but competent pop sound, possibly within the same breath. He's quite competent and comfortable with both.

Freddie Mercury understood how to pleasingly combine pop sounds with classic operatic sounds within specific songs, and Russell shares that insight. Comparing voices is like comparing flowers, with more emphasis on taste than objective standards. Russell's voice is one of the wonderful flowers we are lucky to have in our lives.

14 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.

Brilliant. What a wonderful voice.

15 Siobhan Owen
16 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.
17 Hollie Steel

The first time I heard her sing was on Britain's Got Talent, and I thought I was listening to the most beautiful singer in the world, so beautiful that she brought me to tears. I got to meet her in person and couldn't believe that I was actually meeting my all-time favorite singer. I was so excited to meet her in person.

18 Mark Vincent

Mark Vincent won Australia's Got Talent in 2009 at the tender age of 15 when he already possessed the voice of a grown man. His version of "Nessun Dorma" at age 15 is mind-blowing! Since winning, he has released seven albums, one with fabulous Australian artist Marina Prior, all charting extremely well. Mark has also had roles in two musicals - "Dirty Dancing" and "My Fair Lady" - and he has been the special guest of Dame Katherine Jenkins on two of her concert tours.

True to his Italian roots, Mark Vincent has a commanding, glorious voice and an engaging personality, and he's very easy on the eyes. He sings in both English and Italian, and his concert tours are magical. He has the best male voice I've had the pleasure of hearing since Luciano Pavarotti.

19 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.
20 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.

In terms of sheer vocal beauty, Lanza's voice was and still is the "gold standard" by which others must be judged to be considered among the best tenor voices ever recorded. His recordings inspired Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, and many others. No other has had and still has other tenors creating recordings to present their versions of Lanza's memorable songs.

I personally own more than a dozen of those "tribute to" Lanza CDs, and the same was true back when vinyl was the main recording medium. It's easy to find Lanza's errors, including mispronounced words and silly stuff that should have been edited out. But in terms of astonishingly beautiful tonality, his performances have yet to be equaled. One problem was that he knew it, which was probably largely responsible for him acting like a spoiled brat.

21 Abril Laughlin

She's an amazing, one-of-a-kind soprano! In addition to being a singer, she's a songwriter, classical and Irish dancer, dance teacher, producer, pilot, actress, and philanthropist. I went to one of her concerts on her last tour, and she was stunning!

Her vocal range extends through 3 full octaves plus 3 semitones (E3 to G6). Her ancestry includes Italian, Spanish, Irish, Arabic, and Japanese heritage. She has won several awards in different countries and sings in over four languages. Her songs range from opera to pop, from Irish Celtic tunes to Gothic crossover. She plays the piano, Irish and transverse flute, harp, and percussion.

She has very long dark hair, is so young, and extremely multi-talented! I never get tired of listening to her music. She's like an angel!

22 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
23 Marisa Johnson
24 José Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.

He is the pioneer with "Light My Fire," his English debut album winning two Grammy Awards, and his well-recognized "Feliz Navidad." He collaborated with DeBarge on his famous "All This Love" on the guitar. His "Chico and The Man" and his collaboration with Quincy Jones on the "Old Turkey Buzzard" theme song from McKenna's Gold movie are also notable. He has performed with the best symphony orchestras worldwide and sings in Italian and Spanish.

25 Keedie Babb

Keedie is a soprano with a 3-octave range. This lady can sing anything with superb tones and emotion. She has worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Diane Warren, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and many more artists. Superstardom is surely just around the corner for this beautiful lady.

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