V0998. ALDO PROTTI: Arias & Duets (w.Güden, Tebaldi, del Monaco & Siepi) from Barbiere, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Aïda, Otello & Pagliacci. (Austria) Preiser 89641, recorded 1952-54, Decca. - 717281896412
"Protti was born in Cremona. He studied in Parma, and made his debut in Pesaro, as Figaro, in 1948. He made his La Scala debut in 1950, as Amonasro, and sang there for many years. He sang widely in Italy and Europe in the standard Italian repertory, earning a reputation for being 'one of the most reliable baritones in the business'. He made a belated debut at the Metropolitan Opera, as Rigoletto, at age 65. He was particularly appreciated in Verdi roles, especially Rigoletto, his greatest role, but also as Alfio, Tonio, Gérard, Scarpia, etc."
- Zillah Akron Dorset