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Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 - November 30, 1957) was an Italian singer, widely regarded as one of the greatest operatic tenors of his time.

Gigli was born in Recanati, in the Marche, the son of a shoe-maker and an opera buff.

In 1914, Gigli won first prize in an international singing competition in Parma. His operatic debut came on October 15, 1914 when he played Enzo in Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda in Rovigo, following…

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  • So great.
  • Beniamino Gigli - the real art of singing personified.
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  • Gigli es grandioso. Técnicamente impecable, y con gran dolcceza, con todo y los sollozos, es verdaderamente un grande!
  • Vainement, ma Bien Aimée by Beniamino should be on this list
  • unsurpassed
  • To hear Beniamino Gigli sing is sheer bliss to the ears
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