3.3.08

Breaking News: Giuseppe di Stefano has passed away



Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921-2008) has passed away today after more than 3 years of serious health problems due to an attack he suffered during a vacation in Kenya in 2004.
He was a renowned tenor whose career spanned from the late 1940 to the early 1970s. Famous in his own right, he was also known for his long association with Maria Callas.

As a singer, Di Stefano was admired for his excellent diction, unique timbre, and passionate delivery, and particularly for his sweet soft tones. In his Metropolitan radio debut in Faust, he attacked the high C forte and then softened to a pp. Rudolf Bing said this was the most beautiful sound he had heard come out of a human throat during his intendant year at the Metropolitan Opera.

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