He sang Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini; with Callas -- so many, many times -- and with Freni, with Moffo. Conducted by Giulini, Karajan, Abbado. He appeared 270 times at la Scala (among others, in the legendary 1956 Visconti staging of Traviata). He leaves recordings -- many of them just stunning, some of them in roles not perfect for his light beautiful tenor.
Gianni Raimondi has passed away this past Sunday at the age of 85. All opera lovers mourn one of the giants.