Antonio Cortis

Antonio Cortis

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Antonio Cortis was a tenor with a Caruso-like lyric voice capable of taking on the major dramatic roles. He had excellent technique, the true thrilling tenor "ring," and a rich lyrical line. His voice was so Caruso-like, in fact, when he sang Beppe's offstage serenade in Pagliacci at Buenos Aires in 1916 the audience assumed it was Caruso (who was the Canio in that performance). The great Italian was happy to set the record straight and let his younger colleague receive his due ... Read more

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