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De Lucia, Fernandolocked

  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor

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(b Naples, 11 Oct 1860; d Naples, 21 Feb 1925). Italian tenor. He studied in Naples, and made his début at the Teatro S Carlo in Faust on 9 March 1885. At first he was best known in the tenore di grazia repertory, notably as Almaviva, which remained a favourite role. But in the 1890s and the early 1900s his fame was increasingly linked with the impassioned tenor heroes of the new ...

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