(b Verona, 1876; d NY, 1949).
It. tenor, orig. baritone. Opera début Belluno 1898 (Silvio in Pagliacci); as ten., Naples 1899 (Canio in Pagliacci). La Scala 1903–7. Created role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly 1904. CG 1905–6, 1908–9, 1926; NY (Manhattan Opera) 1907; Boston Opera 1909–14; Chicago 1912–13. Famous singer of title‐role in Verdi's Otello. Helped to launch Verona open‐air opera 1913, singing Radames (Aida) at opening perf. and later becoming its manager. Retired 1928 and taught.