|born on||13 July 1924 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )|
|Place||Polesine Parmense, Italy, 45n01, 10e04|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°48' 09°14 Asc. 29°17'|
Italian singer who made his opera debut as a baritone in Lecce in 1948 and as a tenor in Bari in 1951. He is known as endearing but not thrilling. His voice ordinarily is round and warm but without sufficient brilliance to be called exceptional. When the role calls for passion, he often comes across as bombastic.
Nevertheless, handsome and romantic looking, he has demonstrated luminous performances on occasion, with plush and resonate sound.
His repertory has consisted of 68 operas, mainly performed abroad, with appearances in London and at the Met. Bergonzi became a director of his own school, "Accademia di Canto" and president of a contest for singers in the Verdi operas.
After a lifetime in the theater, acclaimed for his beautiful voice and professionalism, he sang at the Met on 4/27/1996 at age 71, stepping in at the last minute as a replacement for Pavarotti, who had the flu.
- Work : New Career 1948 (Baritone operatic debut in Lecce)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1951 (Changed to tenor singer)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 27 April 1996 (Performed at the Met, age 71)
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- Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Handsome)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Not exceptional but endearing, baritone then tenor)
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Still performing after age 70)
- Vocation : Education : Administrator (Director of own music school)
- Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International performances)