• Fernando Valero

    Fernando Valero

    Spanish tenor Fernando Valero was born in Écija in the province of Sevilla, on 6 December 1856. He first studied law, but then took to singing under Martin Salazar and the legendary tenor Enrico Tamberlick. He made his debut as Lorenzo at the Teatro Real …

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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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  • Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli was born in the Italian village of Montagnana on 22 October 1885, only two weeks before Aureliano Pertile, also a native of Montagnana. His first role was in 1908 as the messenger in Verdi’s Aida. 1910 he made his professional debut at the …

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  • Miguel Fleta

    Miguel Fleta

    The short, but brilliant career of the Spanish tenor Miguel Fleta lasted for sixteen years, from his debut in Trieste 1919 until his retirement in 1935. He died three years later at the age of 41 only. With his death, his name escalated to the …

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  • Giacomo Lauri-Volpi

    Giacomo Lauri-Volpi

    Which tenor had the career of Lauri-Volpi? Not many. Despite his fairly late debut at the age of 27, the Italian tenor enjoyed one of history’s longest careers, making his last opera performance at the age of 67 and astonished the world of opera by …

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