De Luca, Giuseppe
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor
(b Rome, 25 Dec 1876; d New York, 26 Aug 1950). Italian baritone. After five years’ vocal study with Venceslao Persichini, he made his operatic début at Piacenza on 6 November 1897 as Valentin in Faust. In 1902 he sang the leading baritone role in the first performance of Cilea’s ...