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Born Rome, 29 October 1828.

Died Milan, 27 April 1874.

Italian tenor.

Pietro Mongini had an important career, if only as the creator of Radamès at the premiere of Aïda in Cairo. In Britain, he spent several seasons with Her Majesty's Italian Opera, as well as one season (1869-70) at Covent Garden. He appeared as Arrigo in the British premiere of Sicilian Vespers (Drury Lane 1859). His other heroic tenor roles included Manrico, Arnold, Raoul de Nangis and John of Leyden, as well as Radamés.

Roles in Scotland

Edgardo Edgar, the Master of Ravenswood
Lucia di Lammermoor 1873
Sir Huon of Bordeaux Duke of Guienne
Oberon 1873
Raoul de Nangis a Huguenot nobleman
Huguenots 1873
Max a forester
Freisch├╝tz 1873

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