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Carlo Bergonzi
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Vocalist
    (July 13, 1924- )
    Specialized in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi
    Sang in 'La forza del destino,' 'Aida,' 'Don Carlo,' 'Rigoletto,' 'Un ballo in maschera,' 'La Traviata,' 'Il Trovatore,' 'Andrea Chenier,' 'I Pagliacci,' 'Lucia di Lammermoor,' 'La Boheme,' 'L'elisir d'amore,' 'Madama Butterfly,' 'Tosca,' 'Manon Lescaut' and 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
    He never became a household name like Enrico Caruso or Luciano Pavarotti.
    He is a boring actor.
    At 76, he tried to perform Verdi's Otello (an incredibly difficult role at any age), and it was a disaster.
    One critic described his performance as 'weak, quavery, scratchy - the sound of an old, old man.'
    He had to bow out halfway through the opera.
    He later blamed the air conditioning for his terrible performance.
    Although Italian, he demonstrated against Axis powers during World War II and wound up in a Nazi P.O.W. camp.
    He will not bad mouth fellow singers.
    He says the life of a performer isn't as fun as it seems.
    He is an accomplished voice teacher.
    He runs a successful restaurant.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 191 Votes: 62.30% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 49 Votes: 63.27% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 352 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 1306 Votes: 83.08% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 105 Votes: 44.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 63 Votes: 41.27% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 93 Votes: 36.56% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 156 Votes: 43.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 661 Votes: 42.51% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 345 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 277 Votes: 41.16% Annoying
 
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