Tagliabue, Carlo, noted Italian baritone; b. Mariano Comense, Jan. 12, 1898; d. Monza, April 5, 1978. He studied with Germai and Guidotti. He made his debut as Amonasro in 1922 in Lodi. After singing in Italian provincial opera houses, he joined La Scala in Milan in 1930; continued to appear there regularly until 1943, and again from 1946 to 1953; also sang in Florence and Rome, at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and at Covent Garden in London (1938, 1946). On Dec. 2, 1937, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Amonasro; continued on its roster until 1939. He retired in 1960. He was a distinguished interpreter of Verdi and a fine Wagnerian.
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