Tenors

  • 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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    Sergei Lemeshev

    His father died when Lemeshev was 10, so supporting his family was paramount. A nearby well-to-do family introduced him to classical music and he was encouraged to have vocal lessons. After some success singing in a social club in Tver, he joined the Tver Cavalry …

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  • Paul Asciak

    Paul Asciak

    Paul Asciak was born in Valletta, Malta on January 28, 1923. His talent showed early enough and he spent years of singing in the famed St James Choir, Valletta. He started taking his first singing lessons with Maltese tenor Nicolò Baldacchino. He made his first …

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  • Enzo de Muro Lomanto

    Enzo de Muro Lomanto

    Enzo de Muro Lomanto was an artist of the highest musical qualities; he had a very beautiful voice, the colour of which could sometimes remind one of Caruso.”  These are the words of Toti Dal Monte who was at first a colleague and then from …

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  • Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert Ernst Groh

    Herbert studied singing in Milan and Munich and made his debut in 1927 at Darmstadt. His first recordings were made under the name “Ernesto Groh”.  His impressive tenor voice drew comparisons with Richard Tauber with whom he shared a teacher (Carl Beines), but Groh was to …

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