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// on April 2014
From the time of his debut in 1952 right through the remarkable 51 ensuing years of his career, the great lyrical tenor Nicolai Gedda won exceptional accolades for the virtuosity of his technique and breath-control......
"Through the character, you give the truth--but you are controlling...in singing, if you don't control, you get completely lost..." ~ Renata Scotto...
"Singing for me is to communicate...it's not to make a show of high notes...[you have to] convey the drama..." ~ Giuseppe Di Stefano...
"It is quite difficult to sing a Verdi role. The most important thing is...the passion that Verdi asks from the interpreter." ~ Ruggero Raimondi...