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    Antonio Cortis

    Spain has produced some of the most compelling and brilliant tenors of the 20th Century; Miguel Fleta, Francesco Vignas, Hipolíto Lazáro, and of course Antonio Cortis.  Cortis’ story is one that proves that at one time it certainly was possible to start your career as a chorus singer, progress …

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    Francesco Tamagno

    Francesco Tamagno was known as a strong clarion-like voice, a tenor who benefited from the disciplinary teachings of the “Italian old school voice lineage”. Tamagno created Otello under supervision of Giuseppe Verdi himself. Unfortunately, Tamagno’s vocal prime falls into a period where in recording of …

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    Jan Kiepura

    The “simple boy” from Sosnowiec, as Jan Kiepura kept calling himself, became an opera as well as a movie star. One might say he had come a long way. Born on the 16th of May 1902 in Sosnowiec, a quite small yet industrial town in …

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