Tino Rossi

Tino Rossi sings Ou voulez-vous aller
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Tino Rossi sings Core 'ngrato
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Tino Rossi sings L'ombre s'enfuit
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Tino Rossi sings L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
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Tino Rossi sings Jocelyn: Cachés dans cet asile
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Tino Rossi sings Tango bleu
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Tino Rossi sings Pensée d'automne
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Tino Rossi sings Le roi d'Ys: Vainement ma bien aimée
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Rossi as a Baritone

Tino Rossi, born April 29th, 1907 Ajaccio/Corsica, died Sept. 26th, 1983 Paris. The emperor of French light music, one of the most successful and popular French film stars, operetta and pop singers ever, venturing every now and then into classical music, as well - never on stage, though. What he was lacking in voice, he made up for with enormous musicality and a fine technique (of course, this fragile instrument didn't last too long, and by the time he was 50, it was more or less gone, as his - relatively few and very rare - late recordings demonstrate). Some of his classical renditions clearly show that he could have been, well, maybe not an opera singer for lack of voice size, but certainly a highly regarded lieder singer had he chosen to try; and his Roi d'Ys aubade has hardly any competition among "real" tenors. There is a good website featuring Rossi's biography, pictures, more sound examples, and an extensive ( though not entirely complete) discography.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings and notes.

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