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Italian Opera Singers, Past and Present

I got an email from the Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park folks this week. I signed up even though I’m not sure I can get up to New York City for the event on September 15. (If you’re interested, sign up for email notices so you can get ticket information.) The email got me thinking about great Italian opera singers, like the late great Luciano Pavarotti. Oh, I wish I could have seen him perform live! The Andrea Bocelli email also got me wondering about a singer named Giorgio Tozzi, a U.S.-born Italian-American who passed away late last month at age 88. Apparently, he was a huge star in his day, with Broadway performances and recording engagements under his belt, enough of a personality to merit a New York Times obituary. I must confess, I’d never heard of him. Why not? Maybe some of you in the Tour Italy [...]