Renata Tebaldi

Tebaldi, Renata (rānäˈtä tābälˈdē) [key], 1922–2004, Italian lyric soprano. She received early musical training at home and at the Boito Conservatory, Parma. In 1944 she made her professional debut and in 1946 sang at the reopening of La Scala in Milan. She was one of the most acclaimed members of the Metropolitan Opera company from 1955 to 1973, and retired from singing in 1976. Legendary for her superb musicianship and lustrously beautiful voice, Tebaldi sang and recorded in many countries and was particularly admired for her interpretations of the title roles in Tosca, Aïda, and Madama Butterfly.

See biographies by V. I. Seroff (1970), K. Harris (1975), and C. Casanova (1995).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Renata Tebaldi from Fact Monster:

  • 1958 Grammy Awards - 1958 Grammy Awards Record of the Year “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu” (Volare), Domenico ...
  • Metropolitan Opera Company - Metropolitan Opera Company Metropolitan Opera Company, term used in referring collectively to the ...
  • Information Please: 2004 - 2004 Previous Year | Next Year World | U.S. | Economics | Sports | Entertainment | Science | Deaths ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Music: History, Composers, and Performers: Biographies

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe