Bonci, Alessandro, Italian tenor; b. Cesena, Feb. 10, 1870; d. Viserba, Aug. 8, 1940. He studied with Pedrotti and Coen in Pesaro, and with Delle Sedie in Paris. On Jan. 20, 1896, he made his operatic debut as Fenton in Parma; after appearances at Milan’s La Scala (1897) and London’s Covent Garden (debut as Rodolfo, 1900), he toured throughout Europe. On Dec. 3, 1906, he sang Lord Arthur Talbot in I Puritani at the opening of the new Manhattan Opera House in N.Y. On Nov. 22, 1907, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as the Duke of Mantua, and remained on its roster until 1910. He later sang in Chicago (1919–21) and at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome (1922–23) before settling in Milan as a voice teacher. Among his best roles were Count Almaviva, Ottavio, Wilhelm Meister, and Rodolfo. He also appeared in German Heder recitals.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Bonci, Alessandro." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 19, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bonci-alessandro-0
"Bonci, Alessandro." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved January 19, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bonci-alessandro-0
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.