The great lyrical singers Asia

 

Rachvelishvili or Lanfang? Mera or Mahasti? 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, such as a “top 10” for example, 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 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 : Rachvelishvili (Georgian singer) or Lanfang (Peking opera artist (1894-1961)) ? Machaidze (soprano) or Magomayev (Soviet-Azerbajiani 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, . 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 ).

Top 10 lyrical singers in Asia

Who are these greatest lyrical singers, the most famous over the 1880-2020 era in Asia? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of lyric art. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 lyrical singers, renowned artists from around the world:


The selections of musicians (lyrical singers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the performers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know lyrical art well, for those who can easily name 50 or more lyrical singers. Balanchivadze, Salonga, Bulbul, Burchuladze, Alakbarova, Dolukhanova, Zakaryan...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 14000 lyrical singers. So here is a selection of some lyrical singers for the years 1880-2020, in Asia, widely recognized around the world:

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Karine BabajanyanThe great lyrical singers
age 51 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Eduard BaghdasaryanThe great lyrical singers
1928-2015 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Roza BaglanovaThe great lyrical singers
1922-2011 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Meliton BalanchivadzeThe great lyrical singers
1862-1937 (Romantic)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

Iraj BastamiThe great lyrical singers
1957-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Mürsəl BədirovThe great lyrical singers
1931-2003 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Eva Ben-ZviThe great lyrical singers
age 73 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Shabal BeysekovaThe great lyrical singers
1919-1997 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Wu BixiaThe great lyrical singers
age 45 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

David BižićThe great lyrical singers
age 44 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Saeidi brothersThe great lyrical singers
age 38 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

<strong>Bulbul</strong> BulbulThe great lyrical singers
1897-1961 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Paata BurchuladzeThe great lyrical singers
age 65 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


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Hila <strong>Fahima</strong> Hila FahimaThe great lyrical singers
age 33 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Wu <strong>Fei</strong> Wu FeiThe great lyrical singers
age 43 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Barbara FeiThe great lyrical singers
1931-2017 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Xin FengxiaThe great lyrical singers
1927-1998 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Aryeh Friedman-LvovThe great lyrical singers
1884-1955 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Mihoko FujimuraThe great lyrical singers
age 54 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Yoshie FujiwaraThe great lyrical singers
1898-1976 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer


I

Taro IchiharaThe great lyrical singers
age 70 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Sunhae ImThe great lyrical singers
age 44 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Lutfiyar <strong>Imanov</strong> Lutfiyar ImanovThe great lyrical singers
1928-2008 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Tamar IveriThe great lyrical singers
age 49 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer


J

Roza JamanovaThe great lyrical singers
1928-2013 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Deng JieThe great lyrical singers
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Zhang JiqingThe great lyrical singers
age 82 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Sumi JoThe great lyrical singers
age 57 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Kim Jung-sookThe great lyrical singers
age 65 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


K

Lutfi KabirovaThe great lyrical singers
1932-2013 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Yoko <strong>Kanno</strong> Yoko KannoThe great lyrical singers
age 56 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

Makvala KasrashviliThe great lyrical singers
age 78 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Anna KasyanThe great lyrical singers
age 38 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Yoko KawaharaThe great lyrical singers
age 81 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Hiba KawasThe great lyrical singers
age 48 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Zeynab KhanlarovaThe great lyrical singers
age 83 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

KimeraThe great lyrical singers
age 66 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

M

Nino <strong>Machaidze</strong> Nino MachaidzeThe great lyrical singers
age 37 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Muslim <strong>Magomayev</strong> Muslim MagomayevThe great lyrical singers
1942-2008 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Lyrical singer

MahastiThe great lyrical singers
1946-2007 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Badri MaisuradzeThe great lyrical singers
age 53 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Abdylas MaldybaevThe great lyrical singers
1906-1978 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Shovkat MammadovaThe great lyrical singers
1897-1981 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Atilla ManizadeThe great lyrical singers
1945-2016 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Arax MansourianThe great lyrical singers
age 74 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Nikhil MathewThe great lyrical singers
age 36 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Anahit MekhitarianThe great lyrical singers
age 51 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Nezaket MemmedovaThe great lyrical singers
1944-1980 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Yoshikazu MeraThe great lyrical singers
age 49 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Dai MinThe great lyrical singers
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Bulat MinzhilkievThe great lyrical singers
1940-1997 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Lani MisaluchaThe great lyrical singers
age 51 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Tamaki MiuraThe great lyrical singers
1884-1946 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Warren MokThe great lyrical singers
age 61 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Fatma MukhtarovaThe great lyrical singers
1893-1972 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Rubaba MuradovaThe great lyrical singers
1933-1983 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Artyk MyrzabaevThe great lyrical singers
1930-2005 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


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Akiko NakajimaThe great lyrical singers
age 45 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Halima NosirovaThe great lyrical singers
1913-2003 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

John Ken NuzzoThe great lyrical singers
age 54 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer


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Hiromi ŌmuraThe great lyrical singers
age 50 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer


O

Nar OvanisyanThe great lyrical singers
1913-1995 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer


S

Lea <strong>Salonga</strong> Lea SalongaThe great lyrical singers
age 49 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Javid SamadovThe great lyrical singers
age 33 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Huseyngulu SarabskiThe great lyrical singers
1879-1945 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Vano SarajishviliThe great lyrical singers
1879-1924 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Hossein SarsharThe great lyrical singers
1931-1992 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Kayyrgül SartbaevaThe great lyrical singers
age 84 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Tatevik SazandaryanThe great lyrical singers
1916-1999 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Ermek SerkebaevThe great lyrical singers
1926-2013 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Toktonali SeytalievThe great lyrical singers
age 82 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Rinat <strong>Shaham</strong> Rinat ShahamThe great lyrical singers
age 40 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Medeniyet ShahberdiyevaThe great lyrical singers
1930-2018 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Anoushka <strong>Shankar</strong> Anoushka ShankarThe great lyrical singers
age 39 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

ShenyangThe great lyrical singers
age 36 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Karin ShifrinThe great lyrical singers
age 41 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Mitsuko ShiraiThe great lyrical singers
age 68 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Yun Sim-deokThe great lyrical singers
1897-1926 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Hung Sin-nuiThe great lyrical singers
1924-2013 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Wei SongThe great lyrical singers
age 66 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Nino <strong>Surguladze</strong> Nino SurguladzeThe great lyrical singers
age 42 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


V

Monir VakiliThe great lyrical singers
1923-1983 (20th century)
Conductor, Performer & Lyrical singer


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Lusine <strong>Zakaryan</strong> Lusine ZakaryanThe great lyrical singers
1937-1992 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Azər ZeynalovThe great lyrical singers
age 55 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

Hao ZhouThe great lyrical singers
age 53 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Song ZuyingThe great lyrical singers
age 54 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

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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