Lucia, Fernando de


Italian singer; born at Naples. He sang successfully in Lisbon, and at Drury Lane Theatre, London, in the season of 1887. He made a sensation in 1893 when again in London, he took the part of Canio, in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. He sang at Covent Garden for some time, singing in  Faust, Cavalleria Rusticana, Boito's Mefistofele, and Mascagni's L'Amico Fritz. At a later London appearance, in 1905, he sang at the new Waldorf Theatre. He has an exquisite mezzo voice, taking particularly well parts which require energy and emotion.