V2534. GIUSEPPE LUGO: Songs by Jamin & Leoncavallo; Arias from Hérodiade, Lakmé, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Faust, Manon, Werther, La Boheme, Luisa Miller, Rigoletto, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria, Pagliacci & L'Amico Fritz. (France) Malibran AMR 143, recorded 1932-39.
“Belgian-born Giuseppe Lugo enjoyed one of the most beautiful voices in Italy between the two wars. After having won a competition, he appeared at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, remaining there as first tenor for three years. He appeared as Cavaradossi in Bologna, 1936, after which he became one of the most sought-after tenors in Italy. His performance as the Duke in RIGOLETTO created a sensation at the Verona Arena. He made but a few records but appeared in a number of films, singing songs written for his voice.”
- Maurizio Tiberi