Richard Tucker, age 62
|Wolfgang Windgassen, age 60|
Richard Tauber, age 56
Francesco Tamagno, age 55
|Vincenzo La Scola, age 53|
Jussi Björling, age 49
Jussi Björling - Ack Värmeland du sköna
Enrico Caruso, age 48
Enrico Caruso - La Donna e Mobile (Remastered)
Enrico Caruso - E lucevan le stelle 1904. Digitally remastered.
Francesco Rasi, age 47
|Salvatore Licitra, age 43|
Mario Lanza, age 38
Mario Lanza - Dicitencello Vuie
Mario Lanza Che Gelida Manina 1949 What a voice this man had. It's a bracha. And he was from South Phillie, not some glamorous European country. Sadly, he got involved in Hollywood, which tore his health apart.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick (July 22, 1983 – April 23, 2019) was an American soprano singer
As I mentioned in a prior post about opera, the librettos are generally decadent and foolish. Those were written by men. But Hashem created the voice and a great voice is a wonder and a bracha. Actually, the ability to speak at all is a wonder. And all the more so gifted singing. It's too bad they wasted their voices on opera. Should have sung songs of praise to Hashem. The fame and fortune are short lived, especially for these people. But praise of Hashem lives forever.