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  Francesco Tamagno   (1850-1905)
    as the very first Otello
    in Le Roi de Lahore
    wearing a three-piece suit
    a studio portrait
    in profile
    and arms folded

  Enrico Caruso   (1873-1921)
    as a young man
    with a lucky tie pin
    with another lucky tie pin
    signing his autograph
    wearing a double-breasted coat
    about to light up
    with a cigarette holder
    with his camera
    looking at a photo
    hand on hip
    at a window
    looking like Al Capone
    on a postcard ca. 1910
    portrait
    seated
    as Manrico in Il Trovatore
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke
    as Radames
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Eléazar in La Juive
    as Samson
    again as Samson
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    as Don José in Carmen
    Caruso's sketch of himself as Don José in Carmen
       (from Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc., New York, NY)
    Caruso's sketch of himself as Canio in Pagliacci
    another sketch of himself as Canio in Pagliacci
    Caruso's sketch of himself as "Il Delicato"
    in La Fanciulla del West
    as Julien
    as Des Grieux
    in costume
    in tights and pumps
    as Nadir, with Giuseppe De Luca as Zurga, in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers
    with Lina Cavalieri
    with Rosa Ponselle, in La Forza del Destino
    with Gustave Charpentier
    and as Dick Johnson, with Emmy Destinn as the Girl of the Golden West

  Leo Slezak   (1873-1946)
    again as a young man
    again as a young man
    looking serious
    looking very serious
    in top hat with a walking stick
    in a chair
    profile
    with his dogs
    as Radames
    as Canio
    again as Canio
    as Eléazar in La Juive
    as Tannhäuser
    again as Tannhäuser
    again as Tannhäuser
    in La Dame Blanche
    and with his wife

  Giovanni Zenatello   (1876-1949)
    and seated

  John O'Sullivan   (1877-1955)

  Edward Johnson   (1878-1959)
    studio portrait
    as Canio on a poster
    as Faust
    and awarding a medal to Lauritz Melchior

 
John McCormack   (1884-1945)
    as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    smiling
    smiling (same photo, in Musical America)
    and reading the newspaper

  Aureliano Pertile   (1885-1952)
    as Mario in Tosca
    in Aida
    as Otello at the Royal Opera House in Malta (photo courtesy of Emy Scicluna - Malta)
    as Mascagni's Nerone
    as Lohengrin at La Scala (photo courtesy of Emy Scicluna - Malta)
    a studio portrait
    and a studio portrait
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  Giovanni Martinelli   (1885-1969)
    with hat and cane
    with a score of Otello
    as Pollione in Norma
    in La Juive
    as Otello
   
as Radames in Aida
    as Manrico in Il Trovatore
    as Mario Cavaradossi
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    and with Rosa Ponselle

  Tito Schipa   (1889-1965)
    young and serious
    handsome in sepia
    composing at the piano
    wearing a three-piece suit
    in another three-piece suit
    very handsome, in a bow tie
    intense, with a blurry bowtie
    serious portrait
    in white tie
    again in white tie
    one raised eyebrow and a flamboyant handkerchief
    another hat
    with a hypnotic gaze
    in a pensive mood
    reflective
    a near profile
    in profile
    another profile
    as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    in Lucia di Lammermoor
    again in Lucia di Lammermoor
    again as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    in La Sonnambula
    as Fritz in L'Amico Fritz
    in Don Giovanni
    as Wilhelm Meister in Mignon
    as Des Grieux in Manon
    again as Des Grieux in Manon
    again as Des Grieux in Manon
    as Werther
    again as Werther
    again as Werther
    again as Werther, mid-1930s, photo by DeBellis
    again as Werther
    Tito Schipa returns to America, with a cigarette
    and with Francesco Cilea (seated)

  Beniamino Gigli   (1890-1957)
    a formal pose
    looking very handsome
    especially cute
    in 1940
    waving
    with a moustache
    wearing a smoking jacket
    wearing a three-piece suit and hat
    with his hand on his chin
    in white tie
    in white tie
    in white tie
    with an umbrella
    as Fritz in L'Amico Fritz
    as Don José in Carmen
    again as Don José in Carmen
    as Andrea Chénier
    as Enzo in La Gioconda
    again as Enzo in La Gioconda
    as Alfredo in La Traviata
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Manrico in Il Trovatore
    again as Manrico in Il Trovatore
    as Radames
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Des Grieux, in Manon
    again as Des Grieux, in Manon
    as Roméo
    as Pery in Gomes' Il Guarany
    again as Pery in Gomes' Il Guarany
    as a taxidriver in the film "Taxi di Notte"
    a sketch
    with Jussi Björling
    with Mafalda Favero, in Roméo et Juliette
    and as Rodolfo in La Bohème, 1946, with his daughter Rina, who sang Mimi in the same production
       and (left), with Chaliapin and Tauber

  Lauritz Melchior   (1890-1973)
    with his medal again
    young and bemedaled
    bearded and bemedaled
    entering or leaving
    as Otello
    as Radames
    as Parsifal in 1924 at Bayreuth
    as Tannhäuser, also in 1924 at Bayreuth
    in Tannhäuser
    as Siegmund
    again as Siegmund
    as Tristan
    again as Tristan
    on a poster
    with his wife on their silver anniversary
    honored at his 200th Tristan in 1944 by
        Metropolitan Opera General Manager, Edward Johnson
    with Siegfried Wagner
    with Helen Traubel
    with Lotte Lehmann
    on stage with Kirsten Flagstad
    with his wife
    celebrating his birthday with his wife Kleinchen Melchior (between the men),
      and Jussi Bjoerling and his wife Anna-Lisa Bjoerling
    and with his dog

  Renato Zanelli (after 1924, when he became a tenor)    (1892-1935)
    and as Otello

  Richard Tauber   (1892-1948)
    as a young man
    in an informal moment
    with his signature monocle
    smiling with his signature monocle
    in half profile
    in white tie
    with a cigarette
       (from Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc., New York, NY)
    not looking into the camera
    as Paganini
    again as Paganini
    as Franz Schubert
    in Giuditta
    in The Land of Smiles
    in costume
       (from Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc., New York, NY)
    and (right), with Gigli and Chaliapin

  Giacomo Lauri-Volpi   (1892-1979)
    smiling
    writing
    as Radames
    as Otello
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Canio in Pagliacci, 1932
    as Calaf with Jeritza as Turandot, 1926
    as Enzo in "La Gioconda"
    and in costume

  Helge Roswaenge   (1897-1972)
    in a formal studio portrait in the 1930's
    another studio portrait
    charming an unidentified lady
    recording
    as Florestan in Fidelio
    as Don José in Carmen
    as Don José in Carmen
    again as Canio in Pagliacci
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Manrico
    as Parsifal
    and as the Italian tenor in Der Rosenkavalier

  Georges Thill   (1897-1984)
    studio portrait
   
studio portrait
   
studio portrait
   
and as Canio in Pagliacci

  Julius Patzak   (1898-1974)
    and studio portrait

  Franz Völker   (1899-1965)
    and as Parsifal

  Ivan Kozlovsky   (1900-1993)
    profile
    and standing at the piano

  Richard Crooks   (1900-1972)
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    and in a cigarette ad

  Torsten Ralf   (1901-1954)
    (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    and as Otello (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)

  Jan Kiepura   (1902-1966)
    as Sou-Chong in Lehar's Land of Smiles
    in costume in a film
    in costume
    in costume
    casual
    wearing a suit and hat
    dressed for cool weather
    in white tie
    singing
    and in profile, with a scarf

  Sergei Lemeshev   (1902-1977)
    as Lenski in Eugene Onegin (photo courtesy of Konstantin Nikiforov)
    in costume
    with a walking stick
    wearing a bow tie
    seated
    and seated again

  Jan Peerce   (1904-1984)
    at the microphone
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    in black tie
    smiling
    as Alfredo
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    and with Plácido Domingo

  Joseph Schmidt   (1904-1942)
    in black tie
    seated
    and with a bow tie
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  Set Svanholm   (1904-1964)
    (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    as Lohengrin (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    and as Siegfried (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)

  Aksel Schiøtz   (1906-1975)
    in costume in Copenhagen as Sverkel, 1940
    singing at the Tivoli Gardens
    with his wife Gerd Schiøtz
    and strolling in Copenhagen with Kathleen Ferrier

  Mario Filippeschi   (1907-1979)

  Peter Anders   (1908-1954)
    profile
    striped jacket
    smiling
    as Count Almaviva, with Adele Kern, in The Barber of Seville
       (from Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc., New York, NY)
    and in costume

  Kurt Baum   (1908-1989)

  Jussi Björling   (1911-1960)
    again, as a young man, in purple
    looking relaxed
    in 1946
    looking very handsome
    studio portrait
    at the microphone
    again at the microphone, in black tie
    again at the microphone, in the rain, at the Gothenburg Art Museum, 1958
    in 1960
    as Faust
    again as Faust
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Manrico
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut
    with Beniamino Gigli
    again with Beniamino Gigli
    with Renata Tebaldi
    with Renata Tebaldi in La Bohème
    with Victoria de los Angeles
    with Robert Merrill
    with his wife in 1937
    with his wife
    with his daughter, Ann-Charlotte
       (from Harmonie Autographs and Music, Inc., New York, NY)
    with his wife, Anna-Lisa Bjoerling (left),
       Lauritz Melchior (celebrating his birthday), and his wife Kleinchen Melchior (between the men)
    and his teacher, John Forsell

  Ramón Vinay   (1911-1996)
    as Tannhäuser
    as Otello
    again as Otello, in a rehearsal with Licia Albanese
    and again as Otello, with Herva Nelli as Desdemona

  Ferruccio Tagliavini   (1913-1995)
    studio portrait
    cooking
    singing in the shower
    as Count Almaviva, in The Barber of Seville
    as Des Grieux
    as Mario in Tosca
    again as Mario in Tosca
    as Rodolfo in La Bohème
    as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    again as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    again as Edgardo
    again as Edgardo
    with his wife, Pia Tassinari
    and again with his wife, Pia Tassinari
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  Richard Tucker   (1913-1975)
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    studio portrait (next frame in the camera)
    singing a blessing
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Rodolfo
    as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West
    as Eléazar in La Juive
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Manrico
    as Enzo in La Gioconda
    as Edgardo with Dame Joan Sutherland as Lucia
    as Andrea Chénier
    as Canio
    in costume
    in costume
    outdoors
    and on a first day cover

  Beno Blachut   (1913-1985)
    as the prince in Rusalka
    as Canio
    and as Otello

  Mario del Monaco   (1915-1982)
    in 1954
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    three-quarter portrait with a nice tie
    toasting the new year
    with an open shirt
    wearing a gold chain
    publicity photo
    smiling
    serious
    looking in the mirror
    at the makeup table
    in his bathrobe
    holding flags
    as Mario in Tosca
    again as Mario in Tosca
    as Dick Johnson
    as Pollione in Norma
    again as Pollione in Norma
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Radames
    as Alvaro
    as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello, with Leonard Warren as Iago
    again as Otello, with Leonard Warren as Iago
    again as Otello
    as Manrico in Il Trovatore
    again as Manrico
    as Andrea Chénier
    again as Andrea Chénier
    as Canio
    again as Canio
    again as Canio
    as Don José
    again as Don José
    again as Don José
    as Samson
    in Francesca da Rimini
    as Otello, with Tito Gobbi as Iago
    with Maria Callas in Norma
    as Andrea Chénier, with Maria Callas as Maddalena
    with Magda Olivero, in Francesca da Rimini
    and as Ernani with Dimitri Mitropoulos

  Rudolf Schock   (1915-1986)
    smiling
    with upturned collar and scarf
    with hands in pockets
    and with his dog
    sample of his voice (old audio promo)

  Léopold Simoneau   (1916-2006)
    profile
    and as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni

  Mario Lanza   (1921-1959)
    smiling
    smiling
    early publicity photo from the 1940's (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    casual photo at home (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    on vacation with his wife Betty (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    with his children, clockwise from left: Elissa,Colleen, Damon, and Marc, 1957 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    publicity photo (courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    formally attired
    performing
    in tights
    wearing a feathered hat
    recording his radio show in 1951 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    with Giselle Mackensie in a publicity shot for the radio show in 1951 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    signing autographs, probably in 1951 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    dodging fans in England, 1958 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    looking very snappy, as Enrico Caruso
    as Enrico Caruso (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    as Enrico Caruso (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    as Enrico Caruso
    as Enrico Caruso (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    with his hands folded
    pensive
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    with Licia Albanese
    in the film "The Toast of New Orleans"
    with Kathryn Grayson in the film "The Toast of New Orleans"
    with Kathryn Grayson in the film "The Toast of New Orleans"
    with Kathryn Grayson in the film "The Toast of New Orleans"
    publicity still from the film "The Toast of New Orleans", 1950 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    dancing with Kathryn Grayson in the film "The Toast of New Orleans", 1950 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    in the film "Toast of New Orleans", with Kathryn Grayson, Rita Moreno, J. Carroll Nash
      and James Mitchell (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    in the film "That Midnight Kiss", with Kathryn Grayson and Marjorie Reynolds (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    publicity photo from the film "Serenade" (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    a publicity photo from the film "Serenade" (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    in a scene from La Bohème, in the film "Serenade", with Norma Zimmer as Mimi (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    with Licia Albanese in the Otello Act 3 scene from "Serenade", 1956 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    in the film "Serenade", with Joan Fontaine
    with Marisa Allasio in the film "The Seven Hills of Rome" (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    as Enrico Caruso in "The Great Caruso" with Ann Blyth as Doro
    again, as Enrico Caruso in "The Great Caruso" with Ann Blyth as Doro (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    again, as Enrico Caruso in "The Great Caruso" with Ann Blyth as Doro
    again, as Enrico Caruso in "The Great Caruso", with Dorothy Kirsten
    again, as Enrico Caruso in "The Great Caruso", with Dorothy Kirsten
    in "The Great Caruso", with his (Caruso's) baby
    and as Rodolfo with Dorothy Kirsten as Mimi, in a scene from La Bohème in the film "The Great Caruso"
    in the film "For The First Time", 1959 (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    as Radames in a scene from Aida in the film "For The First Time", 1959
    rehearsing with Frances Yeend and George London (forming the Bel Canto Trio); the accompanist is Josef Blatt, ca. 1946-7
      (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    on the "Elgin Watch Two Hours of Stars Radio Program," 1948, with Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny,
      Don Ameche, and Red Skelton (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    a 1954 "Shower of Stars" TV show shot with (left-to-right) Harry James, a TV executive, and Betty Grable
      (photo courtesy of Bill Ronayne)
    and on a postage stamp

  Giuseppe Di Stefano    (1921-2008)
    young
    young
    smiling
    smiling
    in 1961
    signing his autograph
    relaxing out of doors
    enjoying the seaside in Capri
    with a cigar
    with another cigar
    with his guitar
    in rehearsal
    in his car
    wearing a tie and jacket
    studying a score
    as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    again as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    as Radames in Aida
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto
    in La Forza del Destino
    as Werther
    as Faust
    as Don José
    as Pinkerton
    as Calaf in Turandot
    as Rodolfo in La Bohème
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Des Grieux
    again as Des Grieux (different autograph)
    in Lucia di Lammermoor
    again in Lucia di Lammermoor
    as Turiddu, on stage at La Scala
    as Canio
    in costume
    sketch
    with Renata Tebaldi
    with Maria Callas
    again with Maria Callas
    again with Maria Callas
    backstage with Ettore Bastianini after a performance of Un Ballo in Maschera
    with his Mom
    taken at his first communion (circa 1927?), with mother Nina and father Antonino
    at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, 2001
    with his friend, baritone Giuseppe Zecchillo
    and with friends

  Franco Corelli    (1921-2003)
    irresistible
    getting some sun
    outdoors
    with a cigarette
    same session
    sitting backwards on a chair, 1961
    another shot, same session
    studio portrait
    color portrait
    looking into the camera
    intense eyes
    profile
    sketch
    handsome portrait
    handsome portrait
    handsome portrait
    shopping for dessert
    tasting something delicious
    near a car
    studying a score
    reading
    wearing glasses
    in formal clothing
    pensive
    gazing at a bust of Enrico Caruso
    intense
    wide lapels, narrow tie, intense gaze
    handsome, as usual
    from an album cover
    in Handel's Eracle (Hercules), La Scala, 1958
    same role as previous
    as Loris in Fedora
    as Don José in Carmen
    again as Don José in Carmen
    again as Don José in Carmen
    as Radames
    again as Radames
    again as Radames
    again as Radames
    as Ernani
    again as Ernani
    again as Ernani
    as Manrico
    again as Manrico
    again as Manrico
    again as Manrico
    again as Manrico
    as Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino
    as Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, 1958
    in the same role with grey hair, 1958
    as Rodolfo
    as Calaf in Turandot
    as Calaf, with a feathered hat
    again as Calaf
    again as Calaf
    again as Calaf
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Mario in Tosca
    again as Mario in Tosca
    as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West
    again as Dick Johnson
    again as Dick Johnson
    again as Dick Johnson
    as Raoul in Les Huguenots
    again as Raoul in Les Huguenots
    again as Raoul in Les Huguenots
    as Romeo
    as Licinio in La Vestale
    as Werther
    again as Werther
    as Andrea Chénier
    again as Andrea Chénier
    again as Andrea Chénier
    as Canio in Pagliacci, 1954
    again as Canio
    again as Canio
    as Enzo in La Gioconda
    in Poliuto
    in Norma with Maria Callas and Giulio Neri, 1958
    in Il Pirata with Maria Callas, 1957
    in Poliuto with Maria Callas
    as Loris in Fedora, with Maria Callas
    with Victoria de los Angeles
    with Mirella Freni in the title roles of Roméo et Juliette
    with Renata Tebaldi
    with Ettore Bastianini
    with Renata Tebaldi, in Adriana Lecouvreur
    with Renata Tebaldi, in La Gioconda
    as Calaf in Turandot with Birgit Nilsson
    with Eileen Farrell and Robert Merrill
    with Christa Ludwig and Maria Callas
    as Manrico, with Leontyne Price as Leonora
    as Manrico, with Fiorenza Cossotto as Azucena, in the prison
    with John Reardon, Judith Blegen, and Christa Ludwig in a rehearsal of Werther, 1971
    and with his wife Loretta at the dinner table

  Gianni Poggi   (1921-1989)
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    and as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera

  Cesare Valletti   (1922-2000)
    as Werther
    as Des Grieux
    as Count Almaviva, with Roberta Peters as Rosina
    and as Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor"

  Sandor Konya   (1923-2002)
    publicity photo
    as Pinkerton
    as Lohengrin
    again as Lohengrin
    and as Walther Die Meistersinger

  Miklos Gafni   (1923-1981)

  Paul Asciak   (1923- )
    and as Don José

  Carlo Bergonzi   (1924-2014)
    as Radames
    again as Radames
    again as Radames
    as Ernani
    as Manrico
    again as Manrico
    as Pinkerton
    as Rodolfo
    as Cavaradossi in Tosca
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana
    as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    as Alvaro in La Forza del Destino
    in formal attire
    an enchanting gaze
    studio portrait
    dramatic portrait
    smiling
    with his accompanist, John Wustman
    and with Giulietta Simionato

  Nicolai Gedda   (1925- )
    in a contemplative mood
    in a three-piece suit
    serene
    as Don José in Carmen
    in The Gypsy Baron
    as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
    as Faust
    as Lenski in Eugene Onegin
    again as Lenski in Eugene Onegin (different signature)
    as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni
    as Anatol in Vanessa
    as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon
    again as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon
    as Huon in von Weber's Oberon
    in costume
    and in I Puritani, with Cristina Deutekom

  Giuseppe Campora   (1925-2004)
    as Mario in Tosca
    as Faust
    as Rodolfo in La Bohème
    and again in costume

  André Turp   (1925-1991)
    and pointing while holding a score

  James King   (1925-2005)
    as Lohengrin (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    in costume
    and wearing a bowtie (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)

  Jon Vickers   (1926-2015)
    studio portrait
    wearing a suit and tie
    at the wheel of a farm machine?
    as Otello, photo by Reg Wilson
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    again as Otello
    as Don Carlo
    as Don Carlo
    as Saint-Saëns' Samson
    again as Saint-Saëns' Samson
    as Don José in Carmen
    again as Don José in Carmen
    again as Don José in Carmen
    as Handel's Samson
    again in Handel's Samson
    as Canio in Pagliacci, 1968
    again as Canio in Pagliacci
    again as Canio in Pagliacci
    again as Canio in Pagliacci
    as Florestan
    again as Florestan
    again as Florestan
    again as Florestan
    as Siegmund
    again as Siegmund
    as Peter Grimes
    menacing, as Peter Grimes
    in The Bartered Bride
    as Jason in Cherubini's Medea
    in costume
    as Florestan with Birgit Nilsson as Leonore
    as Tristan with Birgit Nilsson as Isolde
    with Maria Callas in Medea
    as Otello, with Mirella Freni as Desdemona
    and taking a bow with Herbert von Karajan after a performance of Fidelio
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  James McCracken   (1926-1988)
    handsome
    as Manrico
    as Otello
    and in Carmen with Régine Crespin
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  Flaviano Labò   (1927-1991)
    studio portrait (photo courtesy of Francesco Speroni)
    as Radames
    and in costume

  Alfredo Kraus   (1927-1999)
    in 1967
    smiling, in an open shirt
    wearing a tux with a flounce
    straightening his bow tie
    wearing a fancy white tie
    as Werther
    again as Werther
    as the Duke in Rigoletto, his Met debut
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Ernesto in Don Pasquale
    as Roméo
    as Nemorino
    as Nadir in I Pescatori di Perle
    with Plácido Domingo and José Carreras
    and as Alfredo in La Traviata, with Rosanna Carteri as Violetta

  Michel Sénéchal   (1927- )

  Luigi Alva   (1927- )

  Jess Thomas   (1927-1993)
    and as Tristan in Buenos Aires, with an unidentified Isolde

  Alain Vanzo   (1928-2002)
    and as Werther

  Renato Cioni   (1929-2014)

  Fritz Wunderlich   (1930-1966)
    as Tamino in The Magic Flute
    as Tamino, with his magic flute
    again as Tamino, with his flute, and an unidentified Pamina
    in a costume, on steps
    again in costume
    again in costume
    smiling
    dramatic
    wearing a vest
    with his wife Eva and children
    and with his friend and accompanist, Hubert Giesen
    sample of his voice (audio promo)

  Guy Chauvet   (1933-2007)

  Bernabé Marti   (1934- )
    and with his wife Montserrat Caballé

  Luciano Pavarotti   (1935-2007)
    as a young man
    as a young man
    smiling, as usual
    smiling, again
    serious
    arms folded
    Vienna, 1994
    a candid shot, in rehearsal in Atlantic City, NJ
       (photo courtesy of Vincent Belford)
    as Mario in Tosca
    again as Mario in Tosca
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    again as the Duke in Rigoletto, with Victoria Vergera
    again as the Duke, in tights, yowza yowza
    again as the Duke
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again as Riccardo
    again as Riccardo
    as Otello
    as Rodolfo in La Bohème
    again as Rodolfo in La Bohème
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    in Verdi's Louisa Miller
    as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    again as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore
    again as Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore, 1969
    in costume
    in costume
    with Plácido Domingo
    as Alfredo with Dame Joan Sutherland as Violetta in La Traviata
    again with Dame Joan Sutherland
    with Dame Joan Sutherland in La Fille du Régiment
    again with Dame Joan Sutherland in La Fille du Régiment
    on a postage stamp
    on another postage stamp, with Princess Diana
    and on another postage stamp

  Peter Schreier   (1935- )
    photo copyright Marijke Halberstadt, with her permission, and my kindest thanks to her.

  René Kollo   (1937- )

  Franco Bonisolli   (1937-2003)
    in Luisa Miller
    and as Otello

  Robert Tear   (1939-2011)
    and in black tie

  Giacomo Aragall   (1939- )

  Siegfried Jerusalem   (1940- )
    as Parsifal
    as Siegmund
    in costume
    holding a sword
    handsome
    and casual

  Plácido Domingo   (1941- )
    dressed as Puccini;
      click here for the real Puccini
    as Canio in Pagliacci
    again as Canio in Pagliacci
    again in Pagliacci
    as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana
    as Enzo in La Gioconda
    as Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Otello
    again as Otello
    as Don Carlo
    again as Don Carlo
    as Stiffelio
    in Pique Dame
    as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West
    again as Dick Johnson
    as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca
    again as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca
    as Samson
    as Jean in Hérodiade
    as Lohengrin
    again as Lohengrin
    holding a rosebud
    smiling
    exceptionally handsome
    outdoors
    holding a sketch of Caruso
    in costume
    as a young man
    as a young man
    wearing a suit and tie
    closeup
    pondering
    in black tie
    again in black tie
    conducting
    with Sir Rudolf Bing
    with Renata Tebaldi in Adriana Lecouvreur
    as Don José, with Elena Obraztsova as Carmen
    as Otello with Sherrill Milnes as Iago
    with Renata Scotto in Manon Lescaut
    with Julius Rudel
    with Luciano Pavarotti
    with Alfredo Kraus and José Carreras
    as Otello, with Franco Zeffirelli
    and with Agnes Baltsa in Meyerbeer's Le Prophète
    and on a stamp

  Gösta Winbergh   (1943-2002)

  Josef Protschka   (1944- )

  José Carreras   (1946- )
    early photo
    another early photo
    smiling
    smiling
    exceptionally handsome
    in white tie
    studio portrait
    with his dog
    in black tie
    again in black tie
    as Don José
    again as Don José
    as Calaf in Turandot
    as Andrea Chénier
    as Andrea Chénier
    as Radames
    as Gabriele Adorno
    as Samson
    as Samson
    as Rodolfo with Teresa Stratas as Mimi
    and with Alfredo Kraus and Plácido Domingo

  Neil Rosenshein   (1947- )

  Neil Shicoff   (1949- )
    pensive
    as Don Carlo
    again as Don Carlo
    as the Duke in Rigoletto
    as Alfredo
    as the Italian tenor in Der Rosenkavalier
    as Peter Grimes
    in Tales of Hoffmann
    as Eléazar in La Juive
    as Mario in Tosca
    in costume
    with Tatiana Troyanos in Tales of Hoffmann
    and as Maurizio, with Renata Scotto as Adriana Lecouvreur

  John Aler   (1949- )

  Bonaventura Bottone   (1950- )
    in Fledermaus, with Andrea Rost
    backstage
    with his wife Jennifer Dakin, backstage in Brisbane after a performance of La Bohème
    and with his wife Jen after a concert in Scala at his grandfather's village in Campania

  Rockwell Blake   (1951- )

  Jerry Hadley   (1952-2007)
    getting ready for a performance
    and performing

  Richard Margison   (1954- )

  Christoph Prégardien   (1956- )

  Vladimir Galouzine   (1957- )
    and in Prokofiev's The Gambler

  Frank Lopardo   (1957- )
    in Lucia di Lammermoor with Alexandra Von der Weth
    and wearing a blue shirt

  Ramón Vargas   (1960- )
    intense
    in costume
    and as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor

  José Cura   (1962- )
    relaxing
    as Samson
    as Manrico
    as Otello
    and as Otello, with Renato Bruson

  Roberto Alagna   (1963- )
    dramatic
    with his wife Angela Gheorghiu
    again with his wife Angela Gheorghiu
    and in concert with his wife Angela Gheorghiu

  Anthony Dean Griffey   (1967- )

  Jonas Kaufmann   (1969- )
    in a black coat
    in black and white
    and singing
    sample of Jonas Kaufmann's (audio promo)

  Rolando Villazón   (1972- )
    smiling
    and with Anna Netrebko

  Juan Diego Flórez   (1973- )
    as Ernesto in Don Pasquale, 2007
    in Cenerentola, 2008
    in I Puritani, Bologna, 2009
    again in I Puritani, Bologna, January 2009
    and backstage, Bologna, 2009

  Javier Camarena   (1976- )
    smiling
    smiling again
    and singing

  The "Three Tenors," with Zubin Mehta
    The "Three Tenors," again
    The "Three Tenors," again
    The "Three Tenors," again
    and The "Three Tenors," again