Personalities | Beniamino Gigli | Modern Era | Opera
Caruso’s successor at the Met, Gigli possessed a lighter but sweeter voice, and with the advent of recording he actually became more popular than his predecessor. Rodolfo in La bohème and Nemorino in Don Pasquale were perfect for his effortless tone. Gigli’s association with the Met began in 1920 but, due to a salary dispute, ended in 1932. Including tours, he gave a total of around 500 performances, singing heavier repertoire in later years with mixed results. His Chénier and Canio in Pagliacci were vocal wonders, but some now consider his style – with its excessive sobs and portamenti – to be old-fashioned.
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