Carlo Bergonzi

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Carlo Bergonzi (13 July 1924 – 25 July 2014) was an Italian operatic tenor. Although he performed and recorded some bel canto and verismo roles, he was above all associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, including a large number of the composer's lesser known works that he helped revive. Additionally, he sang more than 40 other roles throughout his career. Bergonzi is considered as one of the 20th century’s most distinguished operatic tenors.