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We Have a Winner!!!!!!

After two weeks and tens of entries, we have a winner to our 100 Great Operas Contest!!! Congratulations Zack Singerman on your success!

Well, not only is Mr. Singerman an opera lover, he isn’t only a young opera lover, but Mr. Singerman is a young aspiring tenor! A real life opera singer! Definitely someone to look out for in the future folks. We may have a star on our hands!

Congratulations to him!

Mr. Singerman also told me about his favorite opera singer, Franco Corelli. I was so excited to hear this because I don’t know much about him, and I would love to learn!

Let’s start with his voice. Here is Corelli in a role he is famous for, Calaf in Turandot:

There really aren’t many video recordings of Mr. Corelli, so thank you Stoltapaura for a good sound bite!

Mr. Corelli was born in 1921 to a family of no musical background. He went to the conservatory in Pesaro to study music, and things hen began to fall into place. He premiered at La Scala as Licinio opposite Maria Callas’s Julia in La Vestale, with Luchino Visconti’s famous production.

 

Sorry that I didn’t go into deeper detail, but with a career like his, you can only scratch the surface.

Congratulations to Zack Singerman and thanks to everyone who entered!

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