1878 - He was born in Naples and studied with Benjamino Carelli and Vincenzo Lombardi (teacher of Fernando de Lucia) at the Conservatory San Pietro a Majella. An Italian baritone opera singer.
1899 - He made his début at the Teatro Bellini in Naples at the age of 21, singing Germont père in La Traviata.
1904 - Appeared at Covent Garden for the first time. He also alternated Victor Maurel and Mario Sammarco as Rigoletto.
1907 - He was celebrated at La Scala, where he sang Golaud in the Italian premiere of Pelléas et Mélisande.
1908 - Engaged at the Met. Here he sang frequently opposite Enrico Caruso, mainly in the Italian repertoire. His most successful roles at the Met were Luna, Carlos, Ashton, Tonio, Rigoletto and Amfortas.
1910 - Created Jack Rance in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, opposite Emmy Destinn, Enrico Caruso and Adamo Didur.
1912 - His vocal decline began. From the beginning of his career he overused his wonderful voice.
1920 - His career was relegated to appearances in provincial theaters and on tour with various companies. He spent the last years as professor of voice and opera at the Louisiana university.
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