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Franco Corelli

Corelli, Franco (frängˈkō kōrĕlˈlē) [key], 1921–2003, Italian tenor. He made his operatic debut at Spoleto in 1952 as Don José in Bizet's Carmen and debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in 1961, singing Manrico in Verdi's Il Trovatore. Corelli had a powerful voice and passionate singing style, and was particularly noted for his performances as Calaf in Puccini's Turandot and as Cavaradossi in Tosca.

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