• Ezio Pinza

    Ezio Pinza

    The great bass Ezio Pinza, real name Ezio Fortunato, was born in Rome. He studied under Vezzani at Bologna and made his debut as Oroveso (Norma) at Soncino (Cremona) in 1916. For eight years, from 1916 to 1924, he sang the French, Italian repertory and …

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  • Jennie Tourel

    Jennie Tourel

    Jennie Tourel (recte Jennie Davidson) was most probably born in Montreal in 1899 (according to other sources on June 26th 1900 in Witebsk in White Russia) to Russian parents. In Paris she was trained by Anna El-Tour, whose last name she changed into Tourel for …

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  • Adam Didur

    Adam Didur

    Adam – respectively Adamo, as he himself italianized his name – Didur´s name must be listed among those of the most outstanding basses of our century. He does not have to fear comparison with the likes of Plancon, Rothier, Journet or Mardones, to name just …

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  • Paolo Silveri

    Paolo Silveri

    Paolo Silveri was born on December 28th 1913 in Ofena (province of Aquila). Although being of almost the same age as Bechi (born 1913), Gobbi (1915) and Taddei (1916) his career only started with some delay. Like Giuseppe Valdengo and many other promising young singers, …

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  • Maria Olszewska

    Maria Olszewska

    The distinct need for independence of Maria Olszewska´s self-willed personality strongly influenced her remarkable singing career. Apart from Olszewska´s artistic achievements, her hot-tempered character and her seductive appearance, which led to several affaires in her private life, contributed much to the timeless popularity of this …

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