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Mirto Picchi (1915 - 1980)

Picchi initally wanted to study economics; however following vocal training with Giulia Tess and Giacomo Armani in Milan it was clear that his destiny was to be a singer. He made his operatic stage debut in 1946 as Radamès / Aida at Milan’s Palazzo dello Sport and shortly afterwards, in 1947, made his first appearance at the Verona Arena, returning in 1952 and 1956. During 1947–1948 he sang in an opera season at London’s Cambridge Theatre, as the Duke / Rigoletto, Rodolfo / La Bohème and Cavaradossi / Tosca.

In 1949 Picchi made two significant appearances: at the Florence Maggio Musicale in Rossini’s L’assedio di Corinto and at the Edinburgh Festival as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera (with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera opposite Ljuba Welitsch); and the following year sang the title role in Don Carlo at the San Carlo, Naples with Serafin conducting.

Picchi then began to appear frequently with Maria Callas: for instance as Radamès in Rome in 1950; as Pollione / Norma at the Royal Opera House, London in both 1952 and 1953; and as Giasone in Cherubini’s Medea in 1953 (Florence) and 1954 (Milan). He returned to La Scala frequently, appearing for example in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia in 1957 and giving his farewell performance there in 1974 as Don Basilio / Le nozze di Figaro.




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