1921 Birth of Italian tenor Gianni POGGI in Piacenza. d- 16 DEC 1989. Studied in Milan and had début in Palermo as Ismaele in Nabucco, 1947. He sang in Spain and Portugal, début at La Scala as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera, 1948. MET Opera d ébut 14 DEC 1955 as Duke in Rigoletto,
2-seasons, 15-perf. 6 roles.