Francesco Merli

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        Francesco Merli held an important position among the Italian tenors of the interwar era. Gifted with a full, brilliant instrument between spinto and dramatic in weight, Merli sang the grand roles, impressing both audiences and his colleagues. Several of his leading ladies have recalled his stimulating performances with pleasure, citing his generosity of spirit and the thrilling effect of his top notes. He had the endurance to sing into his early sixties, still a brazen presence ... Read more

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