Giraud, Fiorello, Italian tenor; b. Parma, Oct. 22, 1870; d. there, March 29, 1928. He was the son of the tenor Lodovico Giraud (1846-82). He studied with Babacini in Parma. He made his debut as Lohengrin in 1891 in Vercelli; then sang in Barcelona, Lisbon, and South America, and at La Scala in Milan. He created the role of Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (Milan, May 21, 1892). He was a fine interpreter of other verismo roles.
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