• Gladys Swarthout

    Gladys Swarthout

    Gladys Swarthout was born on December 25th 1904 in Deepwater (Missouri). She was trained at the Bush Conservatory in Chicago and later by the conductor, Leopoldo Mugnone. In 1924 she made her official stage debut at the Chicago Opera House as the Shepard Boy in …

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  • 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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