Armand Tokatyan;  Steber, Warren, Cordon    (Preiser 89170)
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Armand Tokatyan;  Steber, Warren, Cordon    (Preiser 89170)
V0091. ARMAND TOKATYAN: Songs by Buzzi-Peccia & Tosti; Arias & Scenes (w.Steber, Warren, Cordon, etc.) from Faust, Manon, Carmen, Rigoletto, La Traviata, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Andrea Chénier & Fanciulla del West. (Austria) Preiser 89170, recorded 1923-40. Long out-of-print, Final ever-so-slightly used copy! - 717281891707


“Armand Tokatyan was an Armenian operatic tenor, born in Bulgaria, he travelled to Egypt with his parents where he sang in cafés to favorable response. He was then sent to Paris to study tailoring, but instead sang in Left Bank cafes. In 1914, he returned to Egypt and earned his living by again singing in the cafes. He took up operetta, soon becoming a matinee idol, then in 1919 went to Milan to pursue an opera career. His operatic debut was in 1921 at the Teatro Dal Varme in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT. With the help of Italian conductor Giuseppe Bamboschek, he joined the touring Scotti Opera Company in the United States, and was soon noticed by the Metropolitan Opera where he debuted in 1923. For many years he performed there and at many other opera houses in the US and Europe.”