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E Lucevan le stelle
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Recondita armonia
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Cavalleria rusticana: "Mamma, quel vino è generoso" (Turiddu, Lucia)
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Il trovatore, Act 3 Scene 6: "Ah sì, ben mio, coll'essere … Di quella pira" (Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz, Chorus)
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Andrea Chénier, Act 3: "Andrea Chénier! Coraggio! … Si, fui soldato e glorioso" (Dumas, Gérard, Maddalena, Fouquier-Tinville, Chénier, Chorus)

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"Thrilling" is the word that inevitably seems to come up in discussion of Franco Corelli, whether in reference to his powerful, immediately identifiable voice or his matinee idol good looks. (He was one of the few tenors whose appearance was actually enhanced by Renaissance style tights, and after one such appearance was nicknamed "The Golden Calves.") While he was no stylist, or rather, sang everything "Corelli style," altering rhythms to suit his voice, inserting or prolonging... Read more

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