Giaccomo Arragall: b/w portrait photo of this famous tenor, hand signed in Wien in the 1970s.
Size: 7 x 9,4 inches ( 17,7 x 23,8 cm), fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Jaume Aragall i Garriga better known as Giacomo Aragall is a Spanish Catalan tenor, born in 1939.
In 1953 he won the Voci Verdi competition in Busseto, made his Italian stage debut at Teatro La Fenice in Verdi's Gerusalemme and his debut at La Scala in the title role of Mascagni's L'amico Fritz. He also sang Il Cavaliere in Paul Hindemith's Cardillac, in January 1964 and Rodolfo in La bohème.
The following seasons he sang at opera houses in Budapest, Venice, Genoa, Palermo, Parma, Modena, Naples, Rome and Turin.
In 1966 he sang Romeo in a memorable performance of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi at La Scala, opposite Renata Scotto and the young Luciano Pavarotti. He reprised the role two years later in his debut with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company.
Aragall has appeared in the most important houses in the world in operas including Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly, La Favorita, La Traviata, Werther, Faust, Tosca, Manon, Don Carlo, Adriana Lecouvreur, Un Ballo in Maschera and Simon Boccanegra.
He has received a number of honours, including the title of Kammersänger at the Wiener Staatsoper, where this photo was signed by him.
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