Giovanni Zenatello

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Giovanni Zenatello (2 February, 1876 - 11 February, 1949) was an Italian opera singer. He was born in Verona.

His music teacher originally tried to train him as a baritone, but Zenatello became a well known tenor. He made his professional debut in 1898.

He lived with mezzo-soprano Maria Gay from 1906 until her death in 1936. They were often described as husband and wife, though they may never have actually married.

In 1913 Zenatello was instrumental in getting Verona's Ancient Roman arena restored and used as a site for putting on opera. That year the arena put on a grand production of Aida, marking the centenial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth.

Zenatello died in New York City.

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