Lazaro, Hippolito, Spanish tenor; b. Barcelona, Aug. 13, 1887; d. Madrid, May 14, 1974. He studied in Milan, then sang operetta in Barcelona. He went to London in 1912, singing at the Coliseum under the name of Antonio Manuele. In 1913 he returned to Italy, where Mascagni chose him to create the role of Ugo in Parisina at La Scala in Milan. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. on Jan. 31, 1918, as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto; remained on its roster until 1920. In 1921 he created the role of Piccolo Marat in Mascagni’s opera in Rome; also the role of Giannetto in La cena delle beffe by Giordano at La Scala in 1924. He made guest appearances with the Vienna State Opera, the Budapest Opera, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He retired in 1950.
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