May 24, 1914, Turin – October 3, 2007, Aosta
Giuseppe Valdengo was an Italian operatic baritone. Opera News said that Although his timbre lacked the innate beauty of some of his baritone contemporaries, Valdengo’s performances were invariably satisfying – bold and assured in attack but scrupulously musical.
Valdengo first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera was on December 1947 as Tonio with Licia Albanese as Nedda and Raoul Jobin as Canio. He remained at the Met for seven seasons, portraying such roles as Amonasro, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, Marcello in La boheme, and Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra among others.
Gioachino Rossini – The Barber of Seville Largo al factotum
His final and 121st performance at the Met was as Germont on January 27, 1954 with Jean Fenn as Violetta and Jan Peerce as Alfredo.
Giuseppe Verdi – Aida NBC Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Arturo Toscanini, With: Herva Nelli, Richard Tucker, Eva Gustavson, Giuseppe Valdengo, Dennis Harbour…