• Mattia Battistini

    Mattia Battistini

    Mattia Battistini was born in 1856 in Rome and showed great musical abilities from a very young age, beginning his vocal studies with the great Venceslao Persichini. His major opera debut came when he was just 22 years of age in Donizetti’s “La Favorita” and enjoyed immediate success and …

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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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