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The best songs sung by Opera Singers. Read 5,000 times!

Updated on January 22, 2013

Beautiful voices!

the great one!

The best of the best!

Though it has peeked it's head in to mainstream music, Opera has been its own unique genre, with a certain following. Americans have warmed up to Opera, thanks to Charlotte Church, Grace Brumby, Lanza, and especially the great one, Pavarotti.

Here are some great songs that Opera Singers have mastered.

10.No one would listen, The Phantom of the Opera- This was a haunty, romantic classic, from the Broadway to end all Broadways.

9. Habernara, from Carmen-This song was the test of strength for female Opera singers. I love Grace Brumby's version! She had such a strength in her voice.

8. Nessun Dorma-This was the test of strength for the male Opera Singers.No one sang this like Jussi Bjorling or Pavarotti! I can't decide which did this more justice. Paul Potts' version is nice but listen to this when done by a master.

7.Madam Butterfly- Written by Puccini, the master. Sang best by the immortal Maria Callas, and Angela Gheorghiu, this is a favorite of many who frequent opera houses.

6. All I Ask of You, from The Phantom of the Opera-The famous anchor from the Phantom. What more can be said?

5. Finiculi Finicula- Though I like the Pavarotti and even the Rodney Dangerfield versions, my favorite is the version by Irish tenor, Anthony Kearns. He carries the long notes with such a strength and passion that it captivates you.

4. Celito Lindo- I love almost every version of this Italian and Spanish Classic! The Italian Tenors do it the most justice, however.

3. Nozze Di Figaro- There were many great versions of this.My favorite is by Rene Flemming! This is the famous Opera song from The Shaw Shank Redemption, that Morgan Freeman spoke about.

2. Time to Say Goodbye- Bocelli and Brightman nail this one! What a beautiful melody.

1. Ave Marie- This is a Spiritual masterpiece! I love the versions by Mario Lanza, Sarah Brightman, Andre Bocelli, Pavarotti, and Jussi Bjorling.

Please be sure to check out this hub as well!


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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Maria Callas does an awesome version Habernara. I agree. Maria had a great stage presence and didn't get the hype that she deserved.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Habernara is the best when Maria Callas sings it. I was privileged to see her perform Bizet when I was twelve. Bocelli and Brightman's rendition of Ave Maria is definitely the best.

      Thanks for compiling this super list, Madam Butterfly is possibly the only one missing (my opinion)

      regards Zsuzsy

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you for the feedback! Flower Duet is a nice song! I just didn't see it as a clear choice for the top ten. Sorry.

    • robertbradley profile image


      10 years ago from Arlington County, VA, Pentagon Office 2B225 (ip encrypted)

      interesting list, what about lakme - flower duet!?

    • Robwrite profile image


      10 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Good list. I've always liked "Phantom".

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      10 years ago from south Florida

      Great choices, Mike. My favorites are the wonderful songs from "Phantom." Thanks for compiling this list.


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