The baritone Giovanni Inghilleri (1894-1959) was virtually in the twilight of his career when he recorded the rôle of the Consul Sharpless but his portrayal of the rôle is both kindly and caring. During the inter-war years he had enjoyed a considerable career in both America and Europe, also recording the rôle of Amonasro in Aida in 1928. Inghilleri also sang in the 1951 recording of La Bohème with Tebaldi referred to above.
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