Tozzi, Giorgio

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Tozzi, Giorgio Gender: M
born on 8 January 1923 at 15:48 (= 3:48 PM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°37' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°50 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°33'


American singer who began a career as a biologist until detoured by army service. Postwar he began singing on a Chicago radio station. Finding this to be his true direction, he began formal voice training in Italy. His debut at La Scala brought rave revues and at the New York Met he received huge ovations. In 1958 he was the singing voice of actor Rossano Brazzi in the movie version of the popular musical "South Pacific." His repertoire included more than 100 bass-baritone roles. In 1991 he became a professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and later a professor emeritus.

He suffered a fatal heart attack on May 30, 2011 in Bloomington, IN.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1955 (debut at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City)
  • Work : Retired 1975 (Last performance in live opera)
  • Work : New Career 1991 (Teaching at Indiana University)

Source Notes

Cook quotes him in Leek magazine 5/1942


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Over a hundred roles)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Secondary)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection