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Magnificent Six

FRED COHN chooses a half-dozen tenors who thrilled audiences in the postwar years without ever achieving superstar status.

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Kónya, in Wieland Wagner's production of Lohengrin at the Met
Louis Melançon/Metropolitan Opera
In the decades after World War II, a handful of tenors emerged who have now acquired legendary status. For postwar opera-lovers, the names di Stefano, Del Monaco, Corelli, Bergonzi, Gedda and Vickers ...

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Current Issue: November 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 5