Del Monaco, Mario

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Mario Del Monaco
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Del Monaco, Mario Gender: M
born on 27 July 1915 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 03°42' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°34 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 17°22'


Italian tenor opera singer and recording artist. He made his American debut in San Francisco in 1950. By 1955, Del Monaco was singing in his prime on Italian television in "Andrea Chenier." His voice was magnificently strong and robust. Performing arias that were full of sweetness and tenderness, he was a big opera star during the 1950s, considered the Golden Era of Italian Opera. He was associated with the New York Metropolitan from 1951 to 1959, reaching a peak in 1958 when music critics wrote that his voice had a brazen superb fullness. His most famous role was that of Verdi's "Othello." He wrote an autobiography about his life on the international opera stage.

He died on 10/16/1982 in Mestro, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 October 1982 (Age 67)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Career 1950 (Debut in San Francisco)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1951 (Nine year assoc. with N.Y. Metropolitan Opera)

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor opera)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Italian TV opera)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer