Luigi Alva

(b. 1927)

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(b Lima, 1927).

Peruvian tenor. Début Lima 1949. Milan 1954 and at opening of Piccola Scala 1955 (Paolini in Il matrimonio segreto). Débuts at La Scala 1956; Salzburg Fest. 1957; CG 1960, NY Met 1964. Specialist in light, lyrical Mozart and Rossini roles. Retired 1989.

Subjects: Opera.

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