Schipa, Tito

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Tito Schipa
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Name
Schipa, Tito Gender: M
born on 2 January 1889 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Lecce, Italy, 40n23, 18e11
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 16°42 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°27'



Biography

Italian singer, the leading operatic tenor for 13 years after joining the Chicago Opera Company in 1919. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Opera, 1932, and a noted recording artist, with singing that was almost conversational in its intimacy. He composed songs and an operetta, conducted orchestras, spoke a number of languages and wrote an autobiography. Schipa left a legacy of records and ten full-length feature films.

In the U.S. he was lionized like a Hollywood matinee idol and, although married with children, made love to a legion of women. His obsessively jealous wife became an alcoholic and they separated. At 57, Schipa had a second family with a woman 35 years his junior, and continued his merry ways, having another child with still another woman.

Schipa's fees were as much as those of any other opera star but he squandered much of the money and with women and bad debts, losing the rest. After the war he was dogged in the U.S., Europe and South America by accusations by Walter Winchell, among others, that he had been "Mussolini's tenor." Schipa suffered a fatal heart attack on December 16, 1965 in New York.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Job 1919 at 12:00 midnight in Chicago, IL (Joined Chicago Opera Company)
  • Work : New Job 1932 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Joined the Metropolitan Opera)

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C. (6:00 AM Rome time)

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Second wife 35 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Alcoholic first wife)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Made love to a legion of women)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Unspecified number)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Chicago Opera Company)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (Extravagant, party and debts)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Party animal (Wine, women and song)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Ten full-length feature films)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut (Payload specialist, NASA)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Capable of singing in multiple languag)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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