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Please re-check the no records section: a few names were erroneously missing from the index.

Italian additions: the voice, picture and discography of Roselli and Seri; a totally revamped page on Lugo, now with biography, discography and filmography, and with lots of new pictures; the picture and discography of Rocca; discography and additional pictures of Baroni; illustrated discography of Romeo Berti, plus his Esprits gardiens recording is now in correct pitch; revamped discography and additional pictures of Di Mazzei; discography and additional recording of Sembri; an additional recording of Valdarnini.

Back: Italian comprimarii; Italian 19th century tenors; and Italian tenors who left no records (all three now also organized by geographic and linguistic criteria, like the rest of the site).
Entirely new is a fantastic, incredibly exhaustive page on Cardinali, François Nouvion's last article for this site, almost completed on his death. The page on Del Corso has been totally revamped. Short biographical notes on Marciano have been added.

Second reloaded batch: Italian tenors, the largest of all sections.
Entirely new: the page on Comacchio as well as the (admittedly offbeat and most probably dispensable) pages on Carrisi and Taormina; plus the page still prepared (but not yet published) by François Nouvion on Oneto; further the picture, chronology, biography and discography of Zonghi; the picture, chronology and discography of Lanzirotti, Re and Vaccari; the discography and an additional recording of Cibelli; the voices of Gasparini, Lupato and Marletta; the voice and picture of Verso; the picture of Lega; the picture and discography of Malesci; updated discographies of Polverosi and Sorrentino; updated chronologies and discographies of Siroli and Taliani; as well as – in some cases just very short – biographical information on Angione, Caruso Jr., De Santis, Stefano Ferrari, Lamberti, Ragonese, Rocca, Spruzzola Zola, Stuarti and Zulian. Further, the page on Maggi has been revamped and contains now also his discography. Quite a lot of sound files have been corrected in pitch, notably those of Zaccari (who sounded, at the chosen transfer speed, much like a boy soprano) as well as several Di quella pira recordings that had been tuned up to high Cs that the respective tenors never had sung. Finally, the (incomplete) Nessun dorma recording by La Scola has been substituted by an extremely similar but complete version.

New page: contact and disclaimer.

The first section to be reinstalled is Asian tenors. In that section, you'll find the complete uploads of François Nouvion; new additions are the short biographical information on Deng and the pictures of Nakajima, Shin and Wu; completely new are the pages on Chang and Dai.