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Gigli, Beniamino
 (bānyämē´nō jē´lyē) , 1890—1957, Italian tenor. He made his debut (1914) at Rovigo, Italy, as Enzo in La Gioconda. At the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, he was a leading tenor in French and Italian operas from 1920 to 1932. After guest appearances there in the season of 1938—39, he returned to Italy.