Today in Tenor History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-03-18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso

Music concertMusic Concert

1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1990-07-07 First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome - recording of is world's best-selling classical record
  • 1994-07-16 "The Three Tenors", Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, perform in Los Angeles, California

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-11-08 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-08-23 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 2020-04-13 Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sings a special Easter concert in the deserted Milan cathedral, accompanied by an organist

Birthdays in Music

  • 1733-01-17 Thomas Linley the elder, English composer and tenor, born in Badminton, Gloucestershire (d. 1795)
  • 1762-02-19 Friedrich Franz Hurka, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1805)
  • 1774-03-20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1775-01-27 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer
  • 1840-10-05 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer and tenor, born in Cerknica (d. 1917)
  • 1850-01-14 Jean de Reszke, Polish tenor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1925)
  • 1867-01-09 Jacques Urlus, Dutch dramatic tenor (Opera of Leipzig, 1900-14; Tristan und Isolde; Song of the Earth), born in Hergenrath, Rhine Province (now part of Kelmis, Belgium)(d. 1935)
  • 1867-09-07 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, born in Mineral Ridge, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1870-01-12 Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian),Czech operatic tenor, born in Rousínov, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1924)

Person of interestEnrico Caruso

1873-02-25 Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1921)

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso
  • 1873-08-18 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1874-11-18 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 1952)
  • 1877-05-25 Billy Murray, Irish-American vaudeville and early recording popular music tenor, known as the 'Denver Nightengale' ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1877-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • 1884-06-14 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1885-11-09 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1888-12-27 (Raffaele Attilio) "Tito" Schipa, Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1890-03-20 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1973)
  • 1890-05-20 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
  • 1891-05-16 Richard Tauber [Denemy], Austrian-British operatic tenor and film actor, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1948)
  • 1892-05-22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • 1898-04-09 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1898-06-01 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • 1900-01-07 John Brownlee, Australian operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1937-57), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • 1901-01-02 Torsten Ralf, Swedish operatic tenor (Daphne - "Apollo"), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1901-11-14 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • 1902-06-26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, born in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2010)
  • 1904-01-02 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), born in Moultrie, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • 1904-03-04 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1904-06-03 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1904-11-21 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, born in St. Joseph, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian operatic tenor, born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • 1906-04-13 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1906-12-09 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1909-03-27 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • 1910-06-22 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)
  • 1911-02-02 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • 1912-02-13 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • 1912-05-31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
  • 1912-06-09 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • 1912-08-31 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1914-06-26 Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
  • 1915-09-04 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1915-10-18 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, Engaland (d. 2016)
  • 1916-05-03 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1916-05-21 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1916-07-27 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1916-12-02 Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1918-07-30 Joe Daley, American jazz tenor, clarinet and flute player, born in Salem, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1918-08-17 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, born in Newark. New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1919-03-03 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor (That's A'Nice!), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1919-12-03 Charles Craig, English operatic tenor, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1921-01-07 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1921-02-13 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1955)
  • 1921-05-04 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1921-07-24 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, Catania, Sicily (d. 2008)
  • 1923-02-27 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-04-08 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Carmen), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1924-09-13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1925-03-21 Harold Ashby American jazz tenor saxophonist (Willie Dixon; Duke Ellington, 1968-75), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1925-05-22 James King, American tenor, born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • 1925-07-11 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1926-04-01 Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • 1926-07-02 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 1994)
  • 1926-10-29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-12-16 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • 1927-02-02 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1927-02-11 Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, born in Paris (d. 2018)
  • 1927-05-31 (James) "Red" Holloway, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • 1927-08-04 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, born in Hot Springs, South Dakota (d. 1993)
  • 1927-08-16 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Surrey, England (d. 2008)
  • 1927-11-22 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • 1927-11-24 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
  • 1927-12-14 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1998)
  • 1928-05-29 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 1983)
  • 1928-07-16 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1993)
  • 1928-10-11 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1929-02-02 Waldemar Kmentt, Austrian operatic tenor (Vienna State Opera, 1951-2005), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • 1929-07-15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1929-11-05 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • 1930-09-26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1931-05-19 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1931-09-28 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist
  • 1932-10-14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1933-04-29 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1933-09-02 Rick Lewis, American doo-wop tenor (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 20055)
  • 1934-04-18 George Shirley, African-American tenor (first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1935-07-29 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

1935-10-12 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, The Three Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1937-11-20 René Kollo, German tenor, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1937-11-27 Robert "Bootsie" Barnes, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1939-03-08 Robert Tear, Welsh tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1940-02-19 Bobby Rogers, American soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You Really Got A Hold On Me"; "Tears Of A Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1940-05-28 Hans Dulfer, Dutch funk and jazz-fusion tenor saxophonist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Person of interestPlácido Domingo

1941-01-21 Plácido Domingo, Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
  • 1941-02-03 Angelo D'Aleo, American pop tenor (Dion & Belmonts - "Teenager In Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1941-11-06 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England
  • 1943-02-09 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1918-08-18 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso

LoveWedding of Interest

2003-12-13 Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti (68) weds Nicoletta Mantovani at Modena Italy's Teatro Comunale

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-03-21 Tenor Andrea Bocelli marries 2nd wife manager Veronica Berti

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • 2015-08-19 World-famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain

Deaths in Music

  • 1341-06-19 Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1795-11-19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1809-03-26 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, Italian tenor and composer, dies at 68
  • 1832-06-02 Manuel del Popolo García, Spanish composer and tenor, dies at 57
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1918-05-24 Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, dies at 50
  • 1921-01-12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)

Person of interestEnrico Caruso

1921-08-02 Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), dies at 48

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso
  • 1924-09-25 Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian), Czech operatic tenor, dies at 54
  • 1935-06-06 Jacques Urlus, Dutch dramatic tenor (Opera of Leipzig, 1900-14; Tristan und Isolde; Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 1942-11-16 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart attack at 38
  • 1945-09-16 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), dies at 61
  • 1946-01-07 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • 1946-06-01 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 1948-01-08 Richard Tauber [Denemy], Austrian-British operatic tenor and film actor, dies of lung cancer at 56
  • 1952-01-11 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, dies at 66
  • 1952-08-11 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, dies at 77
  • 1954-04-27 Torsten Ralf, Swedish operatic tenor (Daphne - "Apollo"), dies at 53
  • 1955-05-25 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 34
  • 1957-11-30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1960-09-09 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1961-04-21 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), dies at 57
  • 1963-01-16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
  • 1964-01-27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • 1965-12-16 Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • 1966-09-17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • 1969-01-10 John Brownlee, Australian operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1937-57) dies at 69
  • 1969-05-19 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, dies at 64
  • 1969-11-12 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • 1973-03-18 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • 1973-09-20 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, dies at 64
  • 1974-01-13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1975-01-08 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
  • 1975-01-11 Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • 1976-05-21 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, dies at 51
  • 1979-07-16 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 1981-07-19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 1983-07-01 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), dies at 54
  • 1983-09-30 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, dies at 76
  • 1984-12-15 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), dies at 80
  • 1986-04-03 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 1986-11-13 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, dies at 71
  • 1988-04-30 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), dies at 61
  • 1988-06-22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies of ALS syndrome at 72
  • 1990-04-25 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • 1991-05-15 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1991-06-06 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 1991-12-12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • 1992-01-17 Charlie Ventura, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Bop for the people), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1992-05-17 Leonardo del Ferro [Keyser], American operatic tenor, dies at 71
  • 1992-11-14 George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
  • 1993-03-27 Clifford Jordan, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • 1993-06-21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • 1993-10-11 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
  • 1993-12-30 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 81
  • 1994-01-17 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
  • 1994-02-28 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, dies at 77
  • 1994-03-05 Joe Daley, American jazz tenor, clarinet and flute player, dies at 75
  • 1994-10-18 Lee Allen, American tenor sax player (Walkin' With Mr Lee), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994-11-23 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 1995-04-19 "King" Herbert Whitaker, American R&B tenor saxophonist, dies at 66
  • 1995-08-20 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
  • 1995-11-23 Junior Walker, American tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1996-01-04 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, dies at 83
  • 1996-01-05 Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • 1996-04-16 Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), dies at 62
  • 1996-08-01 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • 1997-01-10 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 1998-01-30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, dies at 70
  • 1999-09-10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2002-03-18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • 2003-06-13 Harold Ashby, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Willie Dixon; Duke Ellington, 1968-75), dies at 78
  • 2003-10-29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering a stroke at 82
  • 2005-04-19 Rick Lewis, American doo-wop tenor (The Silhouettes - "Get A Job"), dies at 71
  • 2005-07-06 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • 2005-08-21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2005-11-20 James King, American tenor, dies at 80
  • 2005-12-16 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor (That's A'Nice!), dies at 86
  • 2005-12-31 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, dies of cancer at 73
  • 2006-08-24 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, dies at 90
  • 2007-02-22 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 94

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

2007-09-06 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, The Three Tenors), dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 2008-01-13 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 2008-03-03 Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor, dies at 86
  • 2008-05-28 Dennis Moss, British jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 80
  • 2010-05-25 Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African operatic tenor singer, dies of meningitis at 35
  • 2010-11-30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010-12-06 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • 2012-02-15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82
  • 2012-02-25 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 2015-01-21 Waldemar Kmentt, Austrian operatic tenor (Vienna State Opera, 1951-2005), dies at 85
  • 2015-07-10 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • 2016-03-23 Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), dies at 65
  • 2016-10-02 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies at 100
  • 2016-11-25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • 2017-02-08 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), dies at 91
  • 2019-04-01 Michel Sénéchal, French operatic tenor, and educator, dies at 91
  • 2019-10-05 Marcello Giordani, Italian tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1993-2008), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 2019-12-25 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), dies at 84 [1]