Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Born: 1st February 1922, Pesaro, Italy
Died: 19th December 2004, San Marino
Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano popular in the post-war period, and especially prominent as one of the stars of La Scala, San Carlo and, especially, the Metropolitan Opera. Often considered among the great opera singers of the 20th century, she focused primarily on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.