Monday, December 20, 2004


Renata Tebaldi has died at age 82 following a long illness. Here are three good obituaries:
From the Times (of London):
Obituaries Renata Tebaldi
Italian soprano and rival to Maria Callas - who always insisted in singing in Italian, and eating Italian

From the Guardian:
Obituary Renata Tebaldi
Opera's grand diva, a lyric soprano with 'the voice of an angel'
Michael Scott
Monday December 20, 2004
The Guardian

From The New York Times
December 19, 2004
Beloved Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies at 82

acknowledgement: Crooked Timber post by Chris:
Sad to see that Renata Tebaldi, Callas’s great rival, has died. There are obituaries in the Telegraph , Times , Guardian , and New York Times , the NYT also links to a slideshow and some audio content. Listening to her singing (and Callas’s for that matter) has an instantly soothing effect on me, it seems as if all the world has become still. A marvellous singer.

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