Tamagno, Francesco

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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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