The Tenors of the 78 Era


Discover the bel canto singers captured on black and white sound film. Backed up with footage, each artist is profiled and their exceptional talents are demonstrated in representative recordings. Check out the performances of Tito Schipa, Enrico Caruso, Lauritz Melchior, Ivan Kozlovsky, Beniamino Gigli, Georges Thill, Richard Tauber, Leo Slezak, John McCormack, Jussi Björling or Joseph Schmidt.

Central picture : Lucrezia Bori, Beniamino Gigli © Herman Mishkin