Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alcaide, Tomas

Tomas Aquinas Alcaide (1901-1967), The Portuguese greatest tenor of all time, he abandoned his studies in medicine to devoted himself to music and the musical life. In 1925 he moved to Milan, Italy, made his debut on December 5th in the role of Mignon, and then performed in at the La Scala in Milan. He sang in London, Switzerland, Salzburg, Lisbon, South America etc. In 1948 he retired from singing and returned to Portugal, working with Companhia Portuguesa de Opera.

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