5 Opera Music Artists You Need to Know

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In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to 5 incredible opera music artists that you need to know. From Maria Callas to Plácido Domingo, these artists have defined the genre and left a lasting impression on the world of music.

Maria Callas

Greek soprano Maria Callas was born in New York City in December 1923 and died in Paris in 1977. Considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century, she toured extensively throughout Europe and North and South America. Her voice was large and powerful, with a wide range and great emotional expressiveness. She was known for her intense interpretations of roles like Tosca and Norma.

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 9, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian composer. He was born near Busseto to a relatively poor family and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini and Gaetano Donizetti. His works are frequently performed in opera houses around the world and, transcending the boundaries of his time, have come to be seen as part of the canon of Western music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and many of his works are part of the standard concert repertoire. His best-known operas include The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. As a child prodigy, he attracted the attention of European royalty, and he spent much of his career working in Vienna.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer who wrote some of the most famous operas ever. His best-known operas are Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, and Tosca. He also wrote the aria “Nessun dorma.”

Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet was a French composer who is best known for his opera Carmen. Carmen was first performed in 1875 and is one of the most popular operas today. Bizet also composed the well-known Habanera, which is often performed as a standalone piece. Other notable works by Bizet include the operas The Pearl Fishers and La Jolie Fille de Perth.

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