LORETTA CORELLI (1918-2013) On Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 2 AM, Loretta Corelli, widow of our beloved hero Franco Corelli passed away in Milan. She died of respiratory problems due to a bronchitis she had contracted. The funeral ceremony was held on Saturday, January 12, at noon, in Milan. The cremation will take place in the next days. Dario Corelli (‘Franco’ was an adaptation for the stage) was born in Ancona, Italy, in 1921. The exact date of birth is uncertain, but sources commonly hold it to have been 8 April, even though the date 23 August 1923 has been suggested. Franco Corelli, the Accidental Opera Star By Barrymore Laurence Scherer. 4, 2003 12:01 am ET In the opera world, certain singers define their eras, particularly tenors: Enrico Caruso in the. Franco Corelli Biography by Anne Feeney + Follow Artist. Corelli was a charismatic tenor, largely self-taught, with an individual style that had both many fans. Franco Corelli, Soundtrack: Angel Heart. Franco Corelli was born on April 8, 1921 in Ancona, Marche, Italy as Dario Corelli. He was an actor, known for Angel Heart (1987), The Killing Fields (1984) and Tosca (1956). He was married to Loretta Di Lelio. He died on October 29, 2003 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.
As a tribute to Franco's birthday, April 8, 2014 we proudly present the second of a series of special downloads that we have been preparing over the last year.
Franco Corelli (1921-2003) - Find A Grave Memorial
We celebrate Franco's birthday with the 2CD length MP3 Download of Guido Guerrini's opera Enea, which was created by Franco Corelli on March 11, 1953. Unfortunately, no recordings of the World Premiere performances ever surfaced, but as mentioned in Franco Corelli Prince of Tenors there is at least a chance to sample the music as such, through a later radio broadcast that dates back to 1960.