Articles

19 July 2013
Franco Corelli inherited the mantle of Caruso and Gigli to become possibly the greatest Italian tenor of the 1950s and ’60s.
19 July 2013
Perhaps the most refined of the post-war lighter tenors, Peter Schreier is valued for the conviction of his operatic roles, his sincerity in religious music...
19 July 2013
The new Pavarotti? Juan Diego Flórez radiates effortless charm, while his astonishing vocal prowess has won critical praise and popular adulation.
19 July 2013
Virile yet elegant, ardent yet intelligent, above all human; Bergonzi was considered by many to be the greatest Verdi tenor of the mid-20th century.
19 July 2013
Hailed as a true ‘tenore di grazia’, Schipa bewitched audiences with vocal clarity, musical subtlety and interpretative elegance rather than...
19 July 2013
Sir Peter Pears will always be remembered for his lifelong partnership with Benjamin Britten, some of whose finest music he inspired.
19 July 2013
(1925-2017) Gedda’s intellect, style and linguistic ability made him the most versatile and recorded of his era.
19 July 2013
A heroic tenor of unique authority and complexity, Vickers stamped his individual approach on a series of portrayals that aspired to a spiritual level.
19 July 2013
Gigli was the leading Italian tenor of the inter-war years, blessed with a honeyed tone and easy manner that made him ‘the people’s...
19 July 2013
Lauritz Melchior was born a baritone and reinvented himself as the finest Heldentenor of the 20th century, setting standards for singing Wagner that have never...
19 July 2013
Björling’s beautiful tone and effortless technique contributed to his reputation as a paragon of the art of singing during an illustrious international...
19 July 2013
The outstanding German lyric tenor of his generation, his life was tragically cut short as his international career was getting underway, but thanks to his...
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