Artists

  • Harry Secombe

    Harry Secombe

    Music played a big part in Harry Secombe’s life, from his childhood in Swansea when he was a choirboy at St Stephen’s, Danygraig, although he never had a singing lesson until 1952. He got his first break during the war, taking part in many concert …

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  • Giuseppe Campora

    Giuseppe Campora

    Giuseppe Campora excelled in the lyrical Italian repertory during the 50’s and performed frequently at the Met, where he became one of Rudolf Bing’s preferred voices. Born in Tortona, Italy, on 30 September 1923, tenor Giuseppe Campora made his professional operatic debut when stepping in …

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  • Hilde Konetzni

    Hilde Konetzni

    For over fourty years Hilde Konetzni was been artistically associated with the Vienna State Opera, where she had given her debut as Elisabeth in “Tannhäuser“ on April 5th 1935. From that evening on she not only became one of the most popular members of the …

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  • Emmy Bettendorf

    Emmy Bettendorf

    Emmy Bettendorf, born on July 16th 1895 in Frankfurt am Main, already started to sing at a very tender age. The girl was not even 15 years old when she auditioned for the Opera House of Frankfurt where she accepted a two-year-contract in 1914 making …

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  • Benvenuto Franci

    Benvenuto Franci

    Benvenuto Franci born on July 1st 1891 in Pienza (Siena), was another pupil of the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (Antonio Cotogni and Enrico Rosati were his teachers). In 1918 his debut in opera took place at Rome`s Teatro Costanzi in the role of Gianetto in …

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