Giuseppe Di Stefano

1921 - 2008

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Giuseppe Di Stefano (24 July 1921 – 3 March 2008) was an Italian operatic tenor who sang professionally from the mid-1940s until the early 1990s. Called Pippo by both fans and friends, he was known as the "Golden voice" or "The most beautiful voice", as the true successor of Beniamino Gigli. Luciano Pavarotti said he modeled himself after Di Stefano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Di Stefano has received more than 228,930 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Giuseppe Di Stefano is the 180th most popular singer (up from 201st in 2019), the 1,155th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,202nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Italian Singer.

Giuseppe di Stefano is most famous for being the first tenor to sing in the Metropolitan Opera.

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Among singers, Giuseppe Di Stefano ranks 180 out of 4,381Before him are Jon Bon Jovi, Tom Jones, Birgit Nilsson, Suzi Quatro, Paul Anka, and Tom Morello. After him are Basshunter, Little Richard, John Denver, Zarah Leander, Franco Corelli, and Tito Gobbi.

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Among people born in 1921, Giuseppe Di Stefano ranks 59Before him are James Jones, Deborah Kerr, Harald Quandt, Zdeněk Miler, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, and Louis Jourdan. After him are Franco Corelli, Viktor Kulikov, Zizinho, György Cziffra, Mario Lanza, and Miklós Jancsó. Among people deceased in 2008, Giuseppe Di Stefano ranks 43Before him are Aimé Césaire, Edward Norton Lorenz, Ivan Rebroff, Masanobu Fukuoka, Chiara Lubich, and George Carlin. After him are Lansana Conté, Dražan Jerković, Robert Rauschenberg, Janez Drnovšek, Phil Hill, and Dino Risi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Di Stefano ranks 1,155 out of 5,161Before him are Erasmo of Narni (1370), Bianca Cappello (1548), Saint Maurus (512), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), and Antipope Ursicinus (400). After him are Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Giovanni Leone (1908), Brunetto Latini (1220), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Andrea Amati (1505), and Elisabetta Sirani (1638).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Giuseppe Di Stefano ranks 19Before him are Eros Ramazzotti (1963), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Mirella Freni (1935), Gianni Morandi (1944), and Beniamino Gigli (1890). After him are Franco Corelli (1921), Tito Gobbi (1913), Umberto Tozzi (1952), Zucchero Fornaciari (1955), Alessandro Moreschi (1858), and Mario Del Monaco (1915).