Tito Schipa, Tito Schipa in Opera and Song

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

When nostalgic connoisseurs grouse that today's tenors don't live up to the old models, they're often thinking back to Tito Schipa. He could turn in a swaggering "La donna è mobile" or fire off a brassy high C, but his great gift was a natural, unforced sense of the way a line ought to go.