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Enrico Caruso: Italian tenor (27 Feb 1873 - 2 Aug 1921): Debut Naples 16 Nov 1894 as Morelli (L'amico Francesco). Created Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur), Loris (Fedora), Dick Johnson (Fanciulla del West). What can one say?
Mezzo-soprano Chaleyeva as Amneris in Aida, which she performed often in Kiev. She had a large and very beautiful voice.
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Florence Cole-Talbert: American soprano (c1890-1961) as Aida. First black singer to perform Aida with a white European opera company (1927: Teatro Comunale in Cosenza). First black director of the voice department at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Coached La Julia Rhea. First black classical artist to record for the historic "race" label, Black Swan. She wrote the national hymn of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.