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High Notes On This Day
5 Recordings That Show How Francisco Araiza Championed Rare Operas
Francisco Araiza, born on Oct. 4, 1950, is one of the greatest Mexican tenors of all time. He pioneered a path for many singers from Latin America, including such stars as Ramón Vargas and Javier Camarena. He had a tremendously diverse repertoire, stretching from Mozart and Rossini, all the way to Wagner, from whom he took on lead roles in “Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and “Lohengrin.” Of course, that also…