Naudin, Emilio, Italian-born French tenor; b. Parma (of French parents), Oct. 23, 1823; d. Boulogne-sur-Mer, May 5, 1890. He was a pupil of Panizza in Milan, making his debut in Pacini’s Saffo in Cremona (1843). He appeared in Vienna, St. Petersburg, London, Madrid, and Paris (from 1862, at the Théâtre Italien). He created the role of Vasco da Gama in L’Africaine (in accordance with a stipulation in Meyerbeer’s will). He retired in 1879.
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