Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gigli, Beniamino


(1890-1957), Italian tenor, studied at the liceo musicale, won the Parma International Competition in 1914, debut at the metropolitan Opera in 1920 and remained there for 13 years, returned to Italy in 1932 and continued to sing in Europe. For four decades his golden tone and artful mezza voce made hime the natural heir to Caruso's lyric repertory.

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