|Gigli all'epoca del suo debutto. (Cartolina originale dalla collezione di Leonardo Ciampa.)|
Gigli at the time of his debut. (Original postcard from the collection of Leonardo Ciampa.)
Today, October 15, 2014, is the centenary of the debut of the great tenor Beniamino Gigli, who performed Enzo Grimaldo in Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda at the Teatro Sociale in Rovigo the evening of October 15, 1914. Here is a recording of "Cielo e mar" from December 18, 1929.