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December 19, 2004 Renowned opera singer Renata Tebaldi died Sunday at her home in Italy. Tebaldi, one of the great Italian operatic sopranos of the 20th century, was 82. Patrick Smith, former editor of Opera News, says the sound of her voice was like "pouring cream." Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden.
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September 11, 1996 Renata Tebaldi is Desdemona and Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the object of Rob Kapilow's "What Makes it So Great?" attention: the "Ave Maria" from Act Four of Verdi's "Otello." (London 411 618-2)
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