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Italian Songs: Anema E Core
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La serenata
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Berçeuse de Jocelyn, Act II: "O cachés dans cet asile"
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Ave Maria, Op. 32, No. 6
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L’africana, Act IV: "O Paradiso!"

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Beniamino Gigli

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Beniamino Gigli was the foremost Italian tenor of the 1920s through the 1940s, possessed of a smooth, lush voice with a lyric sweetness often described as "honeyed." He became a Metropolitan Opera star, singing 28 roles there, and was a legitimate heir to the tenor Enrico Caruso, who had died at the beginning of the 1920s. No one person could fill Caruso's shoes, but it was widely conceded that Gigli inherited his lyrical and romantic parts, while Giovanni Martinelli took over t... Read more

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