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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
121Schiudi inferno inghiotti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: quartetVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Banco/Macbeth/Lady McB
122Perche mi sfuggi Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
123Udiamo i testimoni Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

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

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
124Eccovi oh caro amico Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S B S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Bartolo/Susanna/Figaro
125Creatura strana assai Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Carlo
126Cittadino men duol Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.01

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

Roles: Schmidt/Roucher
127E perche fosti meco stamattina Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Figaro
128Se a caso madama la notte di chiama Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
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