The great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900) Asia


Lanfang or Mammadova? Sim-deok or Mukhtarova? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as the lyrical art, covering 10 centuries of history: there are many lyrical artists in the world. Making a selection of musicians is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English lyrical singer not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in France, Roberto Alagna, a French tenor, is more popular than the Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who is more renowned throughout the world.

Timeline of lyrical singers, between 1850 and 1900 in Asia

Whoever wants to discover opera does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in this field. So : Lanfang (Peking opera artist (1894-1961)) or Mammadova (Azerbaijani singer) ? Sarabski (Azerbaijani actor) or Miura (Japanese singer) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular lyrical singers around the world, for those living or having lived en Asia, between 1850 and 1900. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Lyrical singers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformers WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2021

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Listed lyrical singers

For this period 1850-1900, in Asia, the lyrical singers listed are not very numerous (compared to the 14000+ lyrical singers already listed by soClassiQ).

Here they are:

Some lyrical singers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous lyrical singers:

on 4, Malena Ernman (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 6, Agustín Lara (1897-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
on 14, Lodovico Graziani (1820-1885), 200th anniversary (Birth),
on 21, Nicola Monti (1920-1993), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 26, Nathan Gunn (1970- ), 50th anniversary,

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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