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 was especially prominent as one of the stars of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Among the greatest and most beloved opera singers, she has been said to have possessed one of the most beautiful voices of the 20th century, a voice that was focused primarily on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.