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Angelo Bada
Birth: May 27, 1876
Novara
Piemonte, Italy
Death: Mar. 23, 1941
Novara
Piemonte, Italy

Opera Singer. A tenor, he was probably his generation's leading comprimario, one of opera's character performers called upon to take the stage virtually every night singing a wide range of roles in a multiplicity of languages. Trained in the Northern Italian city of his birth, he made his January 1900 professional bow as a Messenger in Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida"; over the next eight years he refined his craft in such major venues as La Scala Milano, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, and Covent Garden, London, prior to his November 16, 1908, debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera. During his three decades with the company Bada was to log 2,170 performances of more than 100 parts in 94 operas. He was to create roles in a number of the Metropolitan's world premieres including Trin in Giacomo Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" on December 10, 1910 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini and Achille from Deems Taylor's "Peter Ibbetson" on February 7, 1931, with Edward Johnson, Lucrezia Bori, and Lawrence Tibbett in the leads. On December 14, 1918, Bada sang in the first performances of two of the three one act pieces that comprise Puccini's "Il trittico", appearing as Gherardino in the comic masterpiece "Gianni Schicchi" with Giuseppe de Luca in the title role and as Tinca in the tragic "Il Tabarro". Appearing in San Francisco in 1927 and 1928 his characters included Spoletta from Puccini's "Tosca", Pang in the same composer's "Turandot", and Tybalt of Charles Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette"; after giving his final Metropolitan performance on April 9, 1938, he retired to his home city where he died following a short illness. At his death Bada held the record for the most Metropolitan appearances though his total has since been eclipsed by tenor Charles Anthony (2,928) and by baritone George Cehanovsky (2,394). He can be heard on a number of recordings including some featuring the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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Cimitero Comunale di Novara
Novara
Provincia di Novara
Piemonte, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74303820
Angelo Bada
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