Francesco Tamagno

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Tamagno, Francesco


Born Dec. 28, 1850, in Turin; died Aug. 31, 1905, in Varese. Italian tenor.

Tamagno, a student of C. Pedrotti, made his operatic debut in 1870 at the Regio Theater in Turin. He toured many countries and was in Russia for the first time in 1895. Tamagno, who possessed a powerful and incredibly beautiful voice, combined vocal skill with a colorful temperament and considerable stage presence. He became famous for his performances in the title roles of Verdi’s Otello and Don Carlos and for the parts of Manrico in II Trovatore and Radames in Aïda, both Verdi operas.


Lauri-Volpi, G. Vokal’nye paralleli. Leningrad, 1972. (Translated from Italian.)
Gara, E. Fr, Tamagno, “La Scala,” 1954, no. 50–51.
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Francesco Tamagno (1850-1905) was the foremost Italian dramatic tenor of the 19th century.
The home page notes that the EDVR "includes master recordings made by Victor in the United States and Central and South America, releases derived from masters recorded in Europe by the Gramophone Company, and trial recordings of new artists and sessions from which no discs were issued." In the case of tenor Francesco Tamagno's 1903 G&T recordings that were made in Italy, all eleven issued by Victor are listed.
Juan Diego Florez has received many prizes and decorations including Rossini d'Oro, Aureliano Pertile, Francesco Tamagno, L'Opera Award, Bellini's and ISO d'Oro.
The second of a planned three-volume survey of 100 years of singing, Singers of the Century is a collection of 50 generously illustrated essays covering a wide range of artists, from Victor Maurel and Francesco Tamagno in the earliest days of the gramophone to Placido Domingo and Bryn Terfel in our digital times.
Similarly Francesco Tamagno's poster promoting the international contests of ski, bobsleigh and toboggans circa 1900 (pounds 2,500 - pounds 3,500) shows a fearless couple on wooden skis jumping off a mountain slope.
Through pairings of Louis and Gino Quilico, Ninon Vallin and George Thill, Victor Maurel and Francesco Tamagno, Emma Eames and Marcella Sembrich, Joan Hammond and Marie Collier, Tiana Lemnitz and Meta Seinemeyr, Mario Sammarco and Mariano Stabile, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Pavel Lisistsyan, and Gerhard Husch and Hermann Prey, Steane shares with the reader his thoughts on what makes an inte resting singer.
If you listen to the three discs representing 1897-1927, you'll hear Caruso, Francesco Tamagno, Fernando di Lucia, Leo Slezak, Giovanni Zenatello, Ippolito Lazaro, Bernardo de Muro, Dmitri Smirnov, Tito Schipa, Fernand Ansseau, Miquel Fleta, Georges Thill, John McCormack, Aureliano Pertile and Gigli.