Garbin, Edoardo, Italian tenor; b. Padua, March 12, 1865; d. Brescia, April 12, 1943. He studied with Alberto Selva and Vittorio Orefice in Milan. In 1891 he made his operatic debut in Vicenza as Alvaro in Laforza del destino’, also sang in Milan (Teatro dal Verme), Naples, and Genoa. On Feb. 9, 1893, he created the role of Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaffat La Scala in Milan. Garbin made guest appearances in Rome, Vienna, Berlin, London, Russia, and South America. He married Adelina Stehle. He was particularly distinguished in verismo roles.
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