The History of the Tenor
Is an archive of the greatest Operatic Tenors including narration and sound clips from 1900 until 1990.

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Francesco Vignas

Francisco Vinas

Viñas, Francisco

Born: 27 March 1863, Moià nr Barcelona.

Died: 14 July 1937, Barcelona


Spanish tenor.

Viñas possessed a powerful, heroic-tenor voice that was beautifully focused with great warmth, which made him well suited for a wide range of roles including Wagner in Italian. Viñas (1863–1933) began his studies at the Conservatory in Barcelona, where he made his début in 1888.

He quickly rose to great success in Italy and soon was engaged at opera houses around the world. He was especially loved at La Scala and was a popular member of the Metropolitan Opera from 1893–1897.

Tenor Aria Opera Date Time
n02-01 Vignas Narrative   1.44
a02-02 Vignas Celeste Aida Aida 1907 3.40
n02-03 Vignas Narrative   1.02
a02-04 Vignas Sopra Berta L/Prophete 1907 1.59
n02-05 Vignas Narrative   0.37
a02-06 Vignas The Prayer Tannhauser 1914 3.13

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