Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rafael Lagares (Tenor) (Córdoba, Spain 1918 - Buenos Aires, Argentina 1999)

He studied singing in Buenos Aires under the pedagogue Guido Frati and made his debut in 1948 as Cavaradossi at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. In his young days he was called ‘’The New Caruso’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1940 Buenos Aires Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1943 Santiago Opera Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1945 New York City Center Traviata (Alfredo)
1955 Santiago Opera Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)


HMV, Milano 1952-03-21
Norma (Bellini): Meco all'altar DB11354 2BA7984
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta DA11336 0BA7985
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola

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