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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
1E sempre lava Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
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
3Che veggo..egli..mio padre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
4A lui vivo la tomba Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
5Salvator della patria Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/King of Egypt
6Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
7La nostra morte Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.05

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

Roles: Andrea/Maddalena/Schmidt
8Del ciel l'immensa volta Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: Voice: B Br T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Attila/Ezio/Foresto/Odabella/Uldino
9Di vergini straniere Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 0.03

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Attila/Uldino/Odabella
10Deh! rallentate o barbari Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Count
11Giorni poveri vivea Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Ferrando
12Studia il passo Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
13Come dal ciel precipita Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
14Due vaticini compiuti or sono Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macbeth
15Di destarlo per tempo il Re Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macduff
16Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
17Orsu Tosca parlate Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
18Or tutto e chiaro Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
19Tosca che non mi veda Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
20Meno male! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
21Ha piu forte sapore Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
22O galantuomo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
23La vendetta oh! la vendetta Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
24Voi la sposa Popularity:

Opera: Occasione fa il ladro, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berenice/Parmenione
25Ma se incerti voi siete Popularity:

Opera: Occasione fa il ladro, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berenice/Parmenione
26Si fui soldato Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
27Udiamo i testimoni Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

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

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
28Maddalena di Coigny Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Maddalena/Andrea/Incredible
29Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
30Gente la dentro! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
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