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de Luca, Giuseppe

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1950 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Singer

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.