• Augusta Oltrabella

    Augusta Oltrabella

    Augusta Oltrabella was born on December 27th 1897 in Savona (Liguria), ranges among the so-called “interesting” singers of the verismo era. Not having been admitted to Milan`s Conservatory for she had not reached the proper age yet – she was only 16 at that time …

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  • Giulietta Simionato

    Giulietta Simionato

    Giulietta Simionato abandoned the operatic stage in 1966 to become the wife of Italy’s most celebrated physician, Dr. Cesare Frugoni who died on January 5, 1978, at the age of ninety-seven. Simionato chose to retire on February 1, 1966, the approximate anniversary of her La …

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  • Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli was born in the Italian village of Montagnana on 22 October 1885, only two weeks before Aureliano Pertile, also a native of Montagnana. His first role was in 1908 as the messenger in Verdi’s Aida. 1910 he made his professional debut at the …

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  • Enrico Molinari

    Enrico Molinari

    Enrico Molinari was born on December 21st 1882 in Venice where he studied at the Liceo Marcello and where he also made his operatic debut as a bass in 1907. He enjoyed a successful career as a bass singer on Italian stages. We find his name …

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  • Arnoldo Lindi

    Aroldo Lindi

    Aroldo Lindi, the Swedish tenor born Harald Lindau is perhaps not widely known today, but his achievements during his prime years are of certain stature. Through his nephew, Richard Lindau, the story of the Swedish immigrant, who originally wanted to become a boxer, has survived. …

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