Alessandro Moreschi

Italian “castrato” singer of the late 19th century & only one to make solo recordings, born in 1858.

Aureliano Pertile

Italian lyric-dramatic tenor born 1885. One of the most important operatic tenors of the 20th century.

Lawrence Tibbett

American opera singer, recording artist, film actor, & radio personality born in 1896.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Siberian operatic baritone with worldwide fame. He has performed at every major opera house.

Luciano Pavarotti

Italian operatic tenor & one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Léo Marjane

French singer born in 1912. Accused of performing for Nazi soldiers & shunned after WW II.

Enrico Caruso

Italian operatic tenor born in 1873 & one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.

Emmy Destinn

Czech operatic soprano born in 1878. Enjoyed a career in Europe & at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Celestina Boninsegna

Italian operatic soprano born in 1877. Known for her interpretations of Verdi’s heroines.

Heinrich Schlusnus

Germany’s foremost lyric baritone of the period between WW I & II, born in 1888.