Beniamino Gigli

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Beniamino Gigli (pronounced [benjaˈmiːno ˈdʒiʎʎi]; March 20, 1890 – November 30, 1957) was an Italian opera singer. The most famous tenor of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. Music critics sometimes took him to task, however, for what was perceived to be the over-emotionalism of his interpretations. Nevertheless, such was Gigli's talent, he is considered to be one of the very finest tenors in the recorded history of music.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Jewels of Song Beniamino Gigli 1
2003 The Very Best of Beniamino Gigli Beniamino Gigli 1
’O sole mio: The Very Best of Neapolitan Songs Beniamino Gigli 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Prima Voce: Beniamino Gigli, Volume 1: 1918 - 1924 Beniamino Gigli 1
1990 Bel Canto Beniamino Gigli 1
1990 Le grandi voci Beniamino Gigli 1
1992 Prima Voce: Beniamino Gigli, Volume 2: 1925-1940 Beniamino Gigli 1
1995 Beniamino Gigli Sings Italia Beniamino Gigli 1
1998 Heroes Beniamino Gigli 1
2000 Historical Recordings 1927-1951 Beniamino Gigli 1
2004 Quadromania: Caruso & Gigli: O Sole Mio - The "Unknown" Caruso & Gigli 1
Great voices of the opera 08 Beniamino Gigli & Aureliano Pertile 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni; Beniamino Gigli, Lina Bruna Rasa, Gino Bechi, Maria Marcucci, Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, Pietro Mascagni 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Grandi Voci alla Scala Beniamino Gigli 1

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