• David Badridze

    David Badridze

    He studied at Tiflis Conservatoire, passing with honours c1926. For c8 years, he sang at the Opera House at Tiflis; then at the Bolshoi Theatre until 1948; retired shortly afterwards. Repertoire included ‘Almaviva’, ‘Duke of Mantua’, ‘Faust’, ‘Lenski’, ‘Nadir’. His records are rarely found. Badridze …

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  • Luise Szabó

    Luise Szabó

    Very little is known about the short career of the Hungarian coloratura-soprano, Szabó Lujza (Luise Szabó). Born in Budapest in 1904 she studied at the local Music Academy and made her debut in 1927 at the National Opera House in Budapest. She caused quite a …

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  • Giuseppe Giacomini

    Giuseppe Giacomini

    He made his professional debut as Pinkerton in 1966. He has been successful throughout Italy and Europe, both North and South America and the Far-East, singing at virtually every important Opera house in the world.  He has a strong, ringing dramatic tenor voice with baritonal …

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  • Franco Corelli

    Franco Corelli

    Dario Corelli (‘Franco’ was an adaptation for the stage) was born in Ancona, Italy, in 1921. The exact date of birth is uncertain, but sources commonly hold it to have been 8 April, even though the date 23 August 1923 has been suggested. For a short period he studied at the Music Conservatory of Pesaro, Rossini’s birthplace, attending classes with soprano Rita Pavoni, but gave up his studies as he discouragingly seemed to be losing his high notes, believing the baritone repertory could be more suited to him.

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  • Giuseppe Di Stefano

    Giuseppe Di Stefano

    Giuseppe di Stefano – Pippo – was born on 24 July 1921 at Motta Santa Anastasia, a village near Catania on the island of Sicily, Italy. He was educated at the Jesuit seminary of St. Avialdo in Milano and wanted initially to become a priest of …

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