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Franco Corelli: Prince of Tenors

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(Amadeus). His exceptional good looks made him a matinee idol, and Franco Corelli the Prince of Tenors was dubbed "Mr. Soldout" for 20 consecutive years. In 1958, just seven years after beginning his career, he was already the highest-paid tenor in Italy. Following his Met debut in 1961, he was celebrated as the greatest tenor in the world, a position that he retained unti...more
Hardcover, 526 pages
Published February 15th 2008 by Amadeus Press (first published February 15th 2007)
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James
Yet another biography of one of the greatest singers in living memory. The way in which the stories of his life are told are very engaging, especially the ones of his childhood, treated with a sort of humorous endearment. As a singer, however, it is mildly frustrating to see another book hailing a singer as a super human (though i do see him as such from time to time), and with no talk of training at all.
Nevertheless, a biography on Franco Corelli... it would be against my principles to not read...more
Marc
My rating is entirely based on the freakish vocal power of Franco Corelli.
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