Personalities | Ezio Pinza | Modern Era | Opera

1892–1957, Italian

Pinza’s bass voice was notable for its beauty of tone. Following the First World War, he sang at La Scala under Toscanini. His debut at the Met in 1926 began a run of 22 consecutive seasons as a leading bass. He sang all the bass roles, Don Giovanni and Figaro being among his most memorable portrayals and earning him the title of ‘opera’s sex symbol’. After leaving the Met aged 56, Pinza began a career in musicals, operettas and film. His most famous Broadway performance was in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

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