Graziani, Lodovico, Italian tenor, brother of Francesco and Giuseppe Graziani; b. Fermo, Nov. 14, 1820; d. there, May 15, 1885. He was a pupil of Cellini. In 1845 he made his operatic debut in Cambiaggio’s Don Procopio in Bologna. In 1851 he sang at the TheatreItalien in Paris, and then in Venice, where he later created the role of Alfredo in La Traviata (March 6,1853). He subsequently appeared at Milan’s La Scala (1855, 1862) and in Vienna (1860). Among his other Verdi roles were Manrico, the Duke of Mantua, and Riccardo.
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