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date: 20 January 2020

Ariè [Arie], Raffaele [Rafael, Raphael]locked

  • Noël Goodwin

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[Rafael, Raphael]

(b Sofia, Aug 22, 1922; d Switzerland, March 17, 1988). Bulgarian bass . He studied the violin in Sofia, then turned to singing, making a concert début in 1939. He joined the National Opera in Sofia in 1945, and the next year won first prize in the Geneva International Competition. This led to further studies in Italy with Riccardo Stracciari, Apollo Granforte and Carlo Tagliabue, and to his début at La Scala as the King in ...

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