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Giovanni Martinelli (I) (1885–1969)

One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, the tenor Giovanni Martinelli has one of the longest tenures there of any principal artist (1913 - 1945) and a popularity with audiences that, at one point, was exceeded only by that of Enrico Caruso. A specialist in the French and Italian repertoires, who created the tenor leads in several Met ... See full bio »

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Vesti la giubba Canio in 'Pagliacci'
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 2007 The Brothers Warner (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Vesti la giubba" - uncredited)
 1991 Lethal Impact (Video) (performer: "Nessun Dorma" - as Giavanni Martinelli)
 1946 Okay for Sound (Documentary short) (performer: "Vesti la giubba" - uncredited)
 1943 The Voice That Thrilled the World (Short) (performer: "Vesti la giubba" - uncredited)
 1930 The Temple Scene from 'Aida' (Short) (performer: "Temple Scene from 'Aida'" - uncredited)
 1927 Va prononcer la mort (Short) (performer: "Va prononcer la mort")
 1926 Vesti la giubba (Short) (performer: "Vesti la giubba")
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In 1926, he appeared in a Vitaphone short film, at the very beginning of the sound era, before "The Jazz Singer"(the first officially recognized talking picture) was ever released. Martinelli sang "Vesti La Giubba" from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci". See more »

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