Klaus Mäkelä, conductor & cellist. Photo by Heikki Tuuli (2015)
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Carlo Bergonzi – In Memoriam
Carlo Bergonzi (13 Ιουλίου 1924 - 25 Ιουλίου 2014 • 13 July 1924 - 25 July 2014) In Memoriam Κάρλο Μπεργκόντζι – Αφιέρωμα • Carlo Bergonzi – Tribute
Carlo Bergonzi was an Italian operatic tenor. Although he performed and recorded some bel canto and verismo roles, he was above all associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, including a large number of the composer's lesser-known works that he helped revive. Essentially a lyric tenor with spinto capabilities, Bergonzi was greatly admired during the peak of his career for his beautiful diction, smooth legato, warm timbre and elegant phrasing. Above all he was acclaimed for his attention to the style required in Verdi's operas.