Born Nov. 28, 1844, in Terra del Sole, near Forli; died there Sept. 29, 1926. Italian tenor.
Masini began studying voice with G. Minguzzi in 1862. In 1867 he made his debut in Modena, and later performed in Mantua, Bologna, Venice, and Palermo. He toured many countries (appearing in Russia in 1877). From 1879 to 1903, Masini sang in the Italian Opera during its guest tours in St. Petersburg. He performed lyrical and dramatic parts including Radames in Aïda by Verdi, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by Rossini, Fernando in La Favorita and Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, both by Donizetti, and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni. One of the outstanding Italian artists of the 19th century, he continued the tradition of the bel canto school. He left the stage in 1905.