Ferruccio Tagliavini


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(b Reggio Emilia, 1913; d Reggio Emilia, 1995).

It. tenor. Opera début Florence 1939 (Rodolfo in La bohème). Leading It. lyric ten. during Second World War (La Scala 1942–53), then Buenos Aires 1946–7. Amer. début (Chicago) 1946; NY Met 1947–54; CG 1950 (with visiting La Scala co.). Excelled in bel canto roles.

Subjects: Opera.

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