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Salvatore Baccaloni

Baccaloni, Salvatore (sälvätôˈrā bäk–kälōˈnē) [key], 1900–1970, Italian operatic bass, b. Rome. Baccaloni studied architecture before he made his singing debut in Rome in 1921. In 1926 he joined La Scala in Milan under Arturo Toscanini. In 1940 he joined the Metropolitan Opera Company, where he specialized in comic roles such as Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. Known for his large repertory, Baccaloni sang nearly 170 roles in five languages.

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