• Gianni Poggi

    Gianni Poggi

    A tenor gifted with a beautiful voice and a bright natural talent, he studied in Milan under Emilio Ghiradini.  He made his debut in 1947 in Palermo singing the short role of Ismaele inNabucco.  He was particularly successful as Riccardo in Ballo in Maschera which …

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  • Ferruccio Tagliavini

    Ferruccio Tagliavini

    This fine tenor really requires very little introduction. He made his debut as Rodolfo in La Boheme, in 1938 and career took a serious delay due to the second world war, wher work was anywhere he could find it. He made his La Scala debut …

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  • Nino Ederle

    Nino Ederle

    Little seems to be known about Nino Ederle and we are lead to believe that he did not make his operatic debut until he was 35 years old, presumably in the Barber of Seville on the 11th May, 1922. In the following months he was …

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  • Cristy Solari

    Cristy Solari

    Cristy Solari was born in Smyrna of Italian parents and studied singing in Milan. It is not clear when he made his debut, but he certainly sang ‘Rigoletto’ at La Scala in 1915. His career took him to the important theatres in Italy and while …

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  • David Badridze

    David Badridze

    He studied at Tiflis Conservatoire, passing with honours c1926. For c8 years, he sang at the Opera House at Tiflis; then at the Bolshoi Theatre until 1948; retired shortly afterwards. Repertoire included ‘Almaviva’, ‘Duke of Mantua’, ‘Faust’, ‘Lenski’, ‘Nadir’. His records are rarely found. Badridze …

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