|Birthname||Hugo Avendaño Espinoza|
|born on||8 March 1927 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Tuxpan de Rodríguez Cano (Veracruz), Mexico, 20n57, 97w24|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||17°25' 29°09 Asc. 09°47'|
Mexican singer and actor who debuted in 1950 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, playing the role of Amonasro in the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, "Aida". He participated in several opera seasons in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Veracruz. His repertoire included operas such as Rigoletto, "Il trovatore" and "La traviata" by Verdi, Pagliacci "Faust", "Un Ballo In Maschera", "Tosca", Bizet's "Carmen" and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly", sharing the stage with eminent soprano Betty Fabila and presentations in concert with symphonic works by Darius Milhaud, "Carmina Burana", among others. He won the contest of the Gran Caruso and travelled to Brazil. He won the award for singing on the air at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in recognition of the great baritone Leonard Warren.
His romantic folk style and mastery of various musical genres led him to perform with great success in several countries in Latin America, Central America and United States in turn receiving several awards. He won several prizes and awards in Europe, Central and South America and the United States.
From 1955 he began to lean his professional singing in the genre of romantic popular Mexican music, performing and acting on radio and television.
He was married for many years to soprano Graziella Garza. Together they had 3 children. Afflicted for several years with pancreatic cancer, he died on 5 January 1998, aged 70, in Mexico City.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Pancreatic)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Liver/Pancreas/Spleen (Pancreatic cancer)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pancreatic cancer)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Baritone)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award