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franco corelli

Italian tenor (b. April 8, 1921, Ancona, Italy-d. Oct. 29, 2003, Milan, Italy), thrilled opera audiences throughout the world with his passion, power, and charisma, particularly in heroic roles. Corelli made his opera debut in 1951 at Spoleto as Don Jose in Carmen, first sang at Milan's La Scala in 1954 with Maria Callas in Gaspare Spontini's La vestale, and went on to become an international star. He retired in 1976.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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