de Luca, Giuseppe
Born: Dec 25, 1876 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 73 years of age.
1876 - Born on Christmas day, December 25th in Rome.
1897 - Singing Valentin in Gounod's Faust, the young baritone made his debut in Piacenza.
1902 - He created the role of Michonnet in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur for that opera's premiere at Milan's Teatro Lirico.
1904 - Took part in the premiere of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" on February 17th.
1907 - The role of Sharpless also served for his debut at Covent Garden.
1915 - Arrived in New York to make his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera on November 25th.
1935 - Returned to Covent Garden for an unexpected final night of Il barbiere di Siviglia, he was met with rapturous applause for his "wonderful singing" as Figaro.
1950 - Died on August 26th in New York City.
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