Thom's Irish Who's Who/McCormack, John

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McCORMACK, John, tenor; won the Denza Gold Medal for tenor singing at the National Irish Festival in 1903; made his concert debut at Dublin in 1903; joined the Choir of the Catholic Cathedral in Dublin; afterwards went to Milan where he studied with Sabatini; his operatic début in "L'Amico Fritz" at Savonal in 1905; first appeared in opera in England at Covent Garden in "Cavalleria Rusticana" in 1907, and has been heard every year since in many roles at the Royal Opera House; made his début in America in "Traviata" in 1909,; went to Italy and sang with Mme Tetrazzini and Signor Marcoux at the Opera House in Parma under the baton of Signor Campanini in 1910; appeared as principal tenor with Madame Melba in Australia in Italian Opera in 1911, and toured America in concert in 191-2, and toured Australia in 1913, returning to London after having given over 100 concerts; appeared in numerous roles during the Covent Garden grand season not only maintaining but increasing his great reputation during 1914; has had equal success on the concert platform, frequently appearing in London at the Albert Hall, Queen's Hall, etc., etc; became a naturalized American citizen 1919: born at Athlone, Co. Westmeath, 14th June, 1885; m. 1906, Lily Foley, of Dublin. Res.: Alton House, 59 Netherhall Gardens, Hainpstead, London, N.W.