November Arias of the Month

Beniamino Gigli

Enrico Caruso

Jussi Bjoerling


For November, let’s explore videos of three legendary tenors:  Beniamino Gigli, Enrico Caruso, and Jussi Bjoerling.  Enjoy these bel canto excerpts, and explore these fine artists’ lives and recordings for a magical opera experience. 

Gigli sings “un di felice” from La Traviata , a scene from a movie

Gigli sings “what a cold hand!” from La Boheme

Caruso sings Core ‘ngrato

Caruso sings”La donna e mobile” in a fan’s shrine

Bjoerling sings “Salut, demeure” from Faust (Gounod)

Bjoerling in Tosca live 1959 Recondita armonia

About Ron Bowman

Ron Bowman holds a doctorate in vocal performance from Florida State University, and is currently the Vice President of Student Development at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. He has taught for over 28 years in higher education, and frequently performs in opera, concerts, and for the Naples Opera Society.
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