- Harold Rosenthal
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(b Mariano Comense, Jan 13, 1898; d Monza, April 5, 1978). Italian baritone. He studied with Gennai and Guidotti and made his début at Lodi in 1922 as Amonasro. After appearances at provincial theatres and in Florence, Palermo and the Verona Arena he was engaged at La Scala, where he sang regularly from 1930 to 1953. As well as the Italian repertory, his roles included Telramund, Wolfram, Gunther and Kurwenal. At the Teatro Reale dell’Opera, Rome, he created Basilio in Respighi’s La fiamma (1934), and he sang Scedeur in the first performances at La Scala of Pizzetti’s Lo straniero. He sang at the Teatro Colón (1934), at the Metropolitan (1937–9), where he made his début as Amonasro, and in San Francisco (1938). He made his Covent Garden début in 1938 as Rigoletto and returned in 1946 as Germont with the S Carlo company. In ...