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Carlo Tagliabue

A bullish singer of considerable power, Carlo Tagliabue was a respected physique among Italian baritone from the past due ’30s, the 1940s, and 1950s. Regardless of the privations as a result of WWII, his profession continuing at its zenith when he is at his fifties. A lot of his recordings had been made in those days. After research in Milan with Gennai and Guidotti, Tagliabue produced his stage debut at Lodi in 1922 as Amonasro. Further engagements with provincial businesses in Palermo, Florence, Genoa, Verona, and, consequently, Lisbon, resulted in his becoming a member of La Scala in 1930. He continued to be with that organization for another 2 decades. In 1934, he was entrusted using the part of Basilio in the globe premiere of Respighi’s La Fiamma. That same 12 months he made an appearance in Buenos Aires. From 1937 to 1939 he sang at New York’s Metropolitan Opera; in 1938, he made an appearance at SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and in London. On the Metropolitan, his Iago was discovered rough in shade, but theatrically brilliant. In other jobs, such as for example Rigoletto, Germont, di Luna, and Marcello, he was sensed without suavity, but, as Alfio, he was named near ideal. When SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA noticed him as Alfio, Tagliabue was referred to by critic Marjory Fisher as “a commanding stage existence and a tough baritone of exceptional quality.” Tagliabue’s various other jobs during his just season there have been Marcello, Rossini’s Figaro, and Don Carlo in La forza del destino. London’s Covent Backyard noticed from him a “great regular Rigoletto” in 1938. When he reappeared in London in 1946, it had been using the San Carlo business from Naples which period critics praised his “great shade” in Rigoletto and referred to his Germont as “recognized.” Your final London appearance on the Stoll Theater in 1953 wanted to viewers a Don Carlo referred to as stylish and dramatic. Among his recordings, Tagliabue still left several impressive arias, right now gathered on two Preiser discs. He documented Don Carlo (something of the signature part) twice; 1st with Marinuzzi and a still-unsurpassed solid in 1941 and once again in 1954 under Tullio Serafin. Powerfully incisive in the 1st recording, he’s less company in the next, but strong non-etheless. Tagliabue retired to instruct in 1958.

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