Italian tenor Gianfranco Cecchele has died. Born in 1938, he made his debut in 1964 in Catania. In the following months he sang at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in Rome and at the Fenice in Venice. In 1965, he was Pollione in Norma at the Paris Opera next to Maria Callas. Due to excessive vocal efforts he had to interrupt his career and underwent surgery. The recovery was long and painful, the reeducation of the organs of the voice requiring time and perseverance, but he was able to resume his career even in the most demanding roles, like Otello (Bonn 1981). He continued his theatrical career until after the mid-nineties , and that concert even beyond.

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