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Italo Tajo

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1915
Year of Death: 1993

About Italo Tajo:

Italo Tajo (April 25, 1915 – March 28, 1993) was an Italian operatic bass, particularly associated with Mozart and Rossini roles.

Tajo was born in Pinerolo, Piedmont, Italy and studied violin and voice at the Music Conservatory of Turin with Nilde Stichi-Bertozzi. He made his stage debut in 1935, as Fafner (Das Rheingold), under Fritz Busch. At Busch's invitation, he followed him to Glyndebourne, where he became a member of the chorus, also appearing in comprimario roles.

In 1939, he returned to Italy, where he became a member of the Rome Opera, in 1942 taking part in the Italian premiere of Berg's Wozzeck. In 1940, he joined the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he sang regularly until 1956. He appeared with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1942, as Leporello in Don Giovanni, a role he would sing numerous times during his career. In 1961, the bass performed in the world premiere of Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960, in Venice.

The war over, his career quickly took an international turn, with debuts in Paris, London, Edinburgh and Buenos Aires. In 1946, he made his debut at the Chicago Opera Company, and 1948 saw his debut at both the San Francisco Opera and Metropolitan Opera in New York (Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, with Giuseppe Valdengo); his other roles at the Met included Figaro, Leporello, Don Basilio, Dulcamara, Don Pasquale, Gianni Schicchi, etc.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Signorina in tanta fretta Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Norina
2Io son ricco e tu sei bella (Barcaruola) Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
3Qualche nota di cuffie Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale
4Cheti cheti immantinente Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Don Pasquale
5Son tradito son tradito Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.13-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Ernesto/Dr Malatesta/Norina
6Due parole ancor di volo Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Ernesto
7Le feste nuziali son piacevoli Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Nemorino
8Quanto amore ed io spietata Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Adina
9Dumouriez traditore Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu
10Udiamo i testimoni Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B/Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
11Creatura strana assai Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Carlo
12La nostra morte Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.05

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea/Maddalena/Schmidt
13Il giorno intorno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo/Comtesse
14Mamma Cadet! Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Maddalena
15Carlo Gérard Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B/Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Mathieu/Carlo
16Maddalena di Coigny Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Maddalena/Andrea/Incredible
17Cittadino men duol Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schmidt/Roucher
18Soffoco moro tutta Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Bersi/Comtesse/Pietro
19Per l'ex inferno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Bersi/Incredible
20Si fui soldato Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
21Or bene ascolta e taci Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
22Partito e alfin l'audace Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Figaro/Susanna
23Cosa stai misurando Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
24Gente all armi all armi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-1

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
25Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
26Zitto lascia ch'io senta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Masetto
27Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
28Ecco la marcia andiamo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Rosina
29Basilio in traccia tosto di Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Cherubino/Basilio
30Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
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