Di Stefano, Giuseppe
|born on||24 July 1921 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy, 37n31, 14e58|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°58' 19°38 Asc. 25°44'|
Italian operatic tenor who sang professionally from the late 1940s until the early 1990s. He was known as the "Golden voice" or "The most beautiful voice", as the true successor of Beniamino Gigli. He was also known for his long-term performance and recording association and brief romantic episode with the soprano Maria Callas.
In November 2004, Giuseppe Di Stefano was critically injured in his home in Diani Beach, Kenya, after a brutal beating by unknown assailants. The singer was still unconscious a week after the attack and was fed intravenously, and underwent several operations.
In December 2007, Di Stefano was flown to the San Raffaele clinic at Milan, where he slipped into a coma. He died in his home in Santa Maria Hoè near Milan on 3 March 2008, aged 86.
Arno Müller, vol 2
- Traits : Body : Voice/Speech ("The most beautiful voice")
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession