As per our current Database, Giovanni Martinelli has been died on 2 February, 1969 at New York City, New York, USA.
When Giovanni Martinelli die, Giovanni Martinelli was 84 years old.
|Popular As||Giovanni Martinelli|
|Age||84 years old|
|Born||October 22, 1885 (Montagana, Italy)|
Giovanni Martinelli’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible
Giovanni Martinelli was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, the tenor Giovanni Martinelli has one of the longest tenures there of any principal artist (1913 - 1945) and a popularity with audiences that, at one point, was exceeded only by that of Enrico Caruso.
A specialist in the French and Italian repertoires, who created the tenor leads in several Met premiers (Granados' "Goyescas," Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Verdi's "Don Carlo," among many others), his greatest success came in 1937 in the title role of Verdi's "Otello," opposite Lawrence Tibbett and Helen Jepson.
Although he retired from the company in 1945, he continued to lead an active, vigorous life almost to the end of his days. A frequent attendee at Met performances, his entrances received as much applause as the evening's featured singers, sometimes more so.
He was an attendee at the closing night of the Old Met and the opening night of the New Met in, both in 1966. In 1967, at the age of eighty-one, he sang his last performance, as the Emperor in a Seattle Opera performance of Puccini's "Turandot," proving that his voice had not failed him.
He died, a happy man with a love of music and life that never faded, two years later, at the age of eighty three.