• Graziella Pareto

    Graziella Pareto

    The Eighties and Nineties of the 19th century have produced an impressive number of first rate Spanish coloratura-sopranos: Maria Galvany, Maria Barrientos, the more lyric Lucrezia Bori, Elvira de Hidalgo and Mercedes Capsir and Graziella (Graciela) Pareto born in Barcelona on May 15th 1889. Her mother …

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  • Antonio Magini Coletti

    Antonio Magini-Coletti

    A singer, who belonged to last century´s “titans“ – a representative of an era, when much more importance was attached to the art of vocal technique than today. Antonio Magini-Coletti´s baritone voice ranks among the most magnificent vocal instruments of our knowledge. Apart from the …

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  • Mado Robin

    Mado Robin

    Madeleine Marie Robin was born at Yseures-sur-Creuse near Tours on December 29th 1918. She grew up on her parents` property where her and her two sisters` musical ambition was encouraged in every possible way. At the age of thirteen the girl took her first singing lessons …

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  • Tito Schipa

    Tito Schipa

    Raffaele Attilio Amadeo Schipa – Tito – was born in Lecce at the end of 1888, although the birth records show the date 2 January 1889. This was a deliberate ploy on part of his father in order to defer military service for an additional …

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  • Mariano Stabile

    Mariano Stabile

    The baritone Mariano Stabile was born into a highly distinguished family in Palermo, Sicily on May 12th 1888. His early desire to study singing did not match at all what his family had planned for their son`s future. He eloped to Naples where he soon …

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