Titta Ruffo

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Act I: Largo al Factotum
Hamlet, Act II: O Vin Dissipe la Tristesse
La Traviata, Act II: Di Provenza Il Mar
La Gioconda, Act I: O Monumento! Regia e Bolgia Dogale
La Gioconda, Act II: Ah! Pescator Affonda L'Esca
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - Largo al factotum
La forza del destino, Act 3 Scene 4: "Solenne in quest'ora" (Alvaro, Carlo)
Don Giovanni: "Deh! vieni alla finestra"

Titta Ruffo (9 June 1877 – 5 July 1953), born as Ruffo Titta Cafiero, was an Italian opera star who had a major international singing career. Known as the "Voce del leone" ("voice of the lion"), he was greatly admired, even by rival baritones, such as Giuseppe De Luca, who said of Ruffo: "His was not a voice, it was a miracle" (although not often published is the second part of De Luca's conclusio ...