Alcaide, Tomáz (de Aquino Carmelo)

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Alcaide, Tomáz (de Aquino Carmelo)

Alcaide, Tomáz (de Aquino Carmelo), Portuguese tenor; b. Estremoz, Feb. 16, 1901; d. Lisbon, Nov. 9, 1967. He studied at the Univ. of Coimbra; took voice lessons in Lisbon, and later in Milan. In 1925 he made his operatic debut at the Teatro Carcano in Milan as Wilhelm Meister in Mignon. He subsequently sang principal roles in Italian and French operas at La Scala in Milan, the Paris Opéra, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, and the Rome Opera; also made concert tours of Europe and the U.S. After his retirement from the stage in 1948, he settled in Lisbon. He wrote an autobiography, Um cantor no palco e na vida (Lisbon, 1961).

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