John McCormack (1884-1945)
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St. Patrick's Day - Ireland's best classical music
14. John McCormack (1884-1945)
The world-famous tenor was celebrated for his fabulous diction and breath control. In one Mozart aria, he famously sung 64 notes in one breath. He made hundreds of recordings, the first in 1904. In 1928, he was given the title of Papal Count from the Pope in recognition of his work for Catholic charities.