from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tebaldi, Renata 1922-2004. Italian-born operatic soprano known for her dramatic portrayal of heroines in works such as Tosca and Madame Butterfly.

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  • n. Italian operatic soprano (born in 1922)


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  • In the wee hours of the night, you could hear someone playing a tape of Maria Callas singing Aida in Mexico City or listen to heated discussions between the Tebaldi and Callas claques.

    George Heymont: More Funding For School Arts Programs, Less For Sports

  • This is exactly what has been found in previous peer reviewed studies — including this study, published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2009, by Climate Central’s Claudia Tebaldi and three other researchers.

    David Kroodsma: Hot Nights: July Shatters Temperature Records

  • According to a study by Climate Central’s Claudia Tebaldi and other researchers, by 2050, record high temperatures could outpace record lows by 20 to one.

    David Kroodsma: Summer of 2011 Rewrites Record Books

  • And maybe a singer with the stature of Callas, Tebaldi, Price, or Olivero can persuade us that there's something admirable or lovable about her - a tough sell with me, given her capricious and foolish behavior, which leaves four dead.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Tebaldi is usually considered past her best by 1964, when this was recorded, but what I would give to hear the aria performed this way.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I think one of the few exponents of that style today, in the tradition of Tebaldi, Cerquetti, and others is the vastly underestimated Daniela Dessi who rarely performs in the US.

    Compare and Contrast 18, Italian Soprano Division

  • But no, there was no indication, not the faintest, that during his absences from the house Tebaldi was being set free to sing.

    From 'Summertime': 'Undated Fragments'

  • Down with Tebaldi, down with Italy, down with the flesh!

    From 'Summertime': 'Undated Fragments'

  • Or is the truth worse than that: Did he, even as a youth, hear and recognize perfectly well the call of Tebaldi, and then with tight-lipped primness ( "I won't!") refuse to heed it?

    From 'Summertime': 'Undated Fragments'

  • Thus in his adolescent years there were two schools of vocal music at war with each other in the house: an Italian school, his father's, manifested by Tebaldi and Tito Gobbi in full cry; and a German school, his own, founded on Bach.

    From 'Summertime': 'Undated Fragments'


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