Three-quarter length role portrait photograph of the noted baritone. Signed in full and inscribed. Aldo PROTTI.

Three-quarter length role portrait photograph of the noted baritone. Signed in full and inscribed

Ca. 138 x 89 mm. From the Fayer studio in Vienna. Ca. 138 x 89 mm.

Aldo Protti "studied in Parma and made his début as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia in 1948. At La Scala he first appeared in Aida in 1950, then in Rigoletto in 1954; he continued to sing at the house for many years. Described by Giorgio Gualerzi in 1972 as ‘one of the most reliable baritones in the business’ (Opera, xxiii, 1972, p.744), he sang the standard Italian repertory in most of the major European houses (though not at Covent Garden) and in the USA, making his Metropolitan début at the age of 65 as Rigoletto. His many recordings, made in the 1950s and 60s, show a sturdy, serviceable voice and an authoritative manner." J.B. Steane in Grove Music Online. Item #24057

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