~ Introduction ~
 Giuseppe Di Stefano was born in Catania, Sicily (birthplace of Bellini) on July 7, 1921.  Giuseppe Di Stefano studied singng in Milan with Lugi Montesanto.   

He made his Scala debut in 1947 in Manon. The following year he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Rigoletto. Since that time he had shuttled back and forth acrss the Atlantic, starring at the San Francisco and Chicago Opera Houses as well as the Metropolitan. 

He had filled numerous guest engagements in Rio De Janeiro and Mexico. 

He was awarded a gold "Orfeo" from Mantua, an Italian award similar to America's "Oscar" with which the birthplace of opera pays tribute to the great singers and conductors of today. 

Giuseppe Di Stefano has recorded a long series of Italian operas for Angel Records