Tito Schipa


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(b Lecce, 1888; d Wickersham, NY, 1965).

It. tenor. Opera début Vercelli, 1910 (Alfredo in La traviata). Rome 1914; La Scala 1915. Created Ruggero in La rondine, Monte Carlo 1917. Member, Chicago Opera 1919–32. NY début 1920. NY Met 1932–5 and 1940–1. Sang in It. until 1952. Last stage appearances Buenos Aires and Lecce 1954. Concert tour of Russia 1957. Taught in Rome and wrote operetta (1929).

Subjects: Opera.

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