Francesco Tamagno


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(b Turin, 1850; d Varese, 1905).

It. tenor. Sang in ch. of Turin Opera, 1870. Opera début 1870 (Nearco in Donizetti's Poliuto). La Scala from 1877. Toured S. Amer. 1880, then sang in Lisbon and Madrid. Chosen by Verdi to create title‐role in Otello in Milan 1887, his famous ‘trumpet tone’ being ideally suited. London début 1889 at Lyceum; CG 1895; Chicago 1889–90; NY Met 1891. Retired 1904.

Subjects: Opera.

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