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Bonci, Alessandro

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1940 AD
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1870 – He was born on the 10th day of February this year in Cesena, Italy. He was an Italian tenor known for his association with the bel canto repertoire.


1896 – He made his debut in Parma in this year, singing in Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff at the Teatro Regio. Such was his success that before the end of his first season he was engaged to sing at La Scala, where he made his debut in I Puritani.


1906 – On the 3rd day of December of this year, he made his American debut with the Manhattan Opera Company; again the opera was I Puritani. He stayed two seasons with the company, serving as a popular competitor to Enrico Caruso, then headlining the Metropolitan Opera.


1908 – Bonci himself joined the Metropolitan in this year, and joined the Chicago Opera in 1914.


1910 – He also made a transcontinental tour singing song recitals between this year and 1911.


1922 – In this year and 1923, he served as the principal tenor of the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, teaching master classes across the United States in the following year.


1925 – After this year, Bonci entered partial retirement, devoting himself primarily to teaching in Milan.


1940 – He passed away on the 8th day of August of this year in Vitterba. 

3 (60%) 15 votes