Tito Schipa

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Tito Schipa (Italian pronunciation: ; born Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa; 27 December 1888 – 16 December 1965) was an Italian tenore di grazia. Schipa was born Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa in Lecce into an Arbëreshë family; his birthday was recorded as January 2, 1889 for military conscription purposes. He studied in Milan and made his operatic debut at age 21 in 1910 at Vercelli. He subseque ...