Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monaco 2015 - Opera Singers - Francesco Tamagno

ISSUE DATE: 10 September 2015
THEME: Francesco Tamagno
PRINT RUN: 48 000
STAMP SIZE: 52 x 40.85 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Claude Andréotto
ENGRAVING: Claude Andréotto

Francesco Tamagno (1850–1905) was an Italian opera tenor who made his mark on musical history by creating the role of Otello in 1887, in Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece of the same name. His tremendously powerful voice and vigorous and precise phrasing made him the greatest tenor ever to sing Verdi and one of the best lyrical artists of the end of the nineteenth century. Francesco Tamagno often performed at the Monte-Carlo Opera.