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Italo Tajo

(1915—1993)


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(b Pinerolo, 1915; d Cincinnati, 1993).

It. bass. Opera début Turin 1935 (Fafner in Das Rheingold). Sang in Rome 1939–41. Sang Doctor in It. première of Wozzeck, 1942. La Scala 1946–56. Sang at first Edinburgh Fest., 1947, with Glyndebourne Co.; S. Francisco 1948–56; CG 1950 (with visiting La Scala co.); NY Met 1948–50. Outstanding in Donizetti buffo roles. Taught at Cincinnati Coll.‐Cons. of Mus. 1966. Salzburg Fest. début 1989 (Sacristan).

Subjects: Opera.


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