Biographical Essays

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Biographical essays written by Stefan Zucker.

Caruso and His Influence

To understand the changes Caruso initiated let's consider two tenors who came before him, with whom he overlapped, Fernando De Lucia (1860-1925) and Francesco Tamagno (1850-1905).

De Lucia

Stefan Zucker discusses Beniamino Gigli in Concert

The Director and Curator of the Beniamino Gigli Museum and President of the Beniamino Gigli Music School, Gigli's nephew Professor Luigi Vincenzoni, told me in 1996 that Gigli should have retired some years before 1955 since he no longer had the voice he had had in the 20s and 30s.