Franco Corelli

Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 – 29 October 2003) was a famous Italian tenor who had a major international opera career between 1951 and 1976. Associated in particular with the spinto and dramatic tenor roles of the Italian repertory, he was celebrated universally for his powerhouse voice, electrifying top notes, clear timbre, a very elegant and passionate singing and remarkable performances. Dubbed the "Prince of tenors", Corelli possessed handsome features and a charismatic stage presence which endeared him to audiences. He had a long and fruitful partnership with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1961 and 1975. He also appeared on the stages of most of the major opera houses in Europe and with opera companies throughout North America.

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Franco Corelli - Selected Recordings
... These reveal the splendour of Corelli's voice in its prime during the late 1950s and 1960s ... Many admirers prefer recordings of his live performances, finding Corelli's singing in front of an audience far more exciting than his studio performances ... Year Opera Cast Conductor, Opera House and Orchestra Label 1956 Verdi - Aida Mary Curtis Verna, Franco Corelli, Miriam Pirazzini, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Giulio Neri Angelo Questa Chorus and ...