He supposedly discovered while working as a fisherman in Italy. He made his debut with the Boston Opera in 1912 (as Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’), but it was as a singer and recorder of folk and popular music that he made his mark.
Chronology of appearance
1912 Boston Opera Theatre Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
Cade la neve
Gigolette (Lehar) Fox-Trot nella Danza delle Libellule