• Gianni Poggi

    Gianni Poggi

    A tenor gifted with a beautiful voice and a bright natural talent, he studied in Milan under Emilio Ghiradini.  He made his debut in 1947 in Palermo singing the short role of Ismaele inNabucco.  He was particularly successful as Riccardo in Ballo in Maschera which …

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  • Nicolae Herlea

    Nicolae Herlea

    Born as Herle on 28 August 1927, Bucharest, he discovered his talent by fortune as he tells in an interview. He caught a very bad cold and he needed light surgery, but the doctor, being familiar with singers, noticed he had exceptional vocal cords and did not intervene. After that episode, he started singing, training himself as a tenor.

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  • Ferruccio Tagliavini

    Ferruccio Tagliavini

    This fine tenor really requires very little introduction. He made his debut as Rodolfo in La Boheme, in 1938 and career took a serious delay due to the second world war, wher work was anywhere he could find it. He made his La Scala debut …

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  • Käthe Heidersbach

    Käthe Heidersbach

    Käthe Heidersbach was born on October 30th 1897 in Breslau. Initially, she devoted herself to studying piano at the conservatory of her hometown. Later, she was taught singing by the famous opera singers, Juan Luria, Lola Beeth and Fred Husler. Heiderbach`s debut in opera took …

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  • Nino Ederle

    Nino Ederle

    Little seems to be known about Nino Ederle and we are lead to believe that he did not make his operatic debut until he was 35 years old, presumably in the Barber of Seville on the 11th May, 1922. In the following months he was …

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