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Enrico Caruso

(1873—1921) Italian operatic tenor

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Alessandro Bonci

Alessandro Bonci  

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(b Cesena, nr Rimini, 10 Feb 1870; d Viserba, nr Rimini, 9 Aug 1940).Italian tenor. After study with Carlo Pedrotti and Felice Coen in Pesaro, and with Dnrico Delle ...
Beniamino Gigli

Beniamino Gigli  

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(1890–1957)Italian tenor, often regarded as the natural successor to Enrico Carusoe.He was born in Recanati near Ancona. Poverty and lack of schooling made his early life hard and frustrating, but he ...
Callas Maria

Callas Maria  

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1923–1977)Greek soprano born in the USA. During a dazzling career her voice and her unusual acting ability made her the prima donna assoluta of the 1950s and 1960s.She left the USA in 1937 to study ...
Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson  

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(b Guelph, ON, 22 Aug 1878; d Guelph, 20 April 1959).Canadian tenor and impresario. His father hoped he would become a lawyer, but in 1899 he took his savings ...
Fernando De Lucia

Fernando De Lucia  

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(b Naples, 11 Oct 1860; d Naples, 21 Feb 1925).Italian tenor. He studied in Naples, and made his début at the Teatro S Carlo in Faust on 9 March ...
Flora Perini

Flora Perini  

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(b Rome, 20 Nov 1887; d Rome, Sept 1975).Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and made her début at La Scala in 1908 ...
Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini  

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(1858–1924),Italian composer, whose works include two operas adapted from American plays: Madame Butterfly (1906), by Belasco and J.L. Long, and Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West (1910).
Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martinelli  

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(b Montagnana, 1885; d NY, 1969).It. tenor. Played in regimental band, where his v. was noticed by bandmaster. Début Milan 1910 in Rossini's Stabat Mater. Opera début Milan 1910 (as Ernani) after ...
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gramophone  

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Same as gramophone and used in USA. The term was devised by Edison for his recording machine, the record or wax cylinder being called a phonogram.
Johanna Gadski

Johanna Gadski  

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(b Anklam, Prussia, 15 June 1872; d Berlin, 22 Feb 1932).German soprano. She studied in Stettin and made an early début (1889) at the Kroll Opera, Berlin, singing there ...
Riccardo Martin

Riccardo Martin  

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(b Hopkinsville, KY, 18 Nov 1874; d New York, 11 Aug 1952).American tenor. He studied in Paris, making his début in 1904 at Nantes as Faust; after further study ...
Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Ponselle  

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(b Meriden, Conn., 1897; d Green Valley, Baltimore, 1981).Amer. soprano. First sang in cinemas and in vaudeville act with her sister Carmella. At Caruso's suggestion, although she had never sung in ...
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine

Schumann-Heink, Ernestine  

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(b Lieben, 1861; d Hollywood, Calif., 1936).Cz.‐born contralto (Amer. cit. 1908). Début Graz 1876 in Beethoven's 9th Sym.; opera début Dresden 1878 (Azucena in Il trovatore). Member Hamburg Opera ...

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