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ERRANI, Achille, musician, born in Faenza, Italy, 20 August 1823. When seventeen years of age he entered the conservatory of Milan, and studied singing under the famous Vaccai. About five years later he made his first appearance as a leading tenor at Reggio di Modena. Ill 1859, after singing often in Italy, Spain, and Greece, he went to Havana under the management of Max Maretzek. He came to New York in 1860, sang at Winter Garden with Fabbri, Gazia, and Fressolini, and in 1861, when Adelina Patti sang Violetta in "Traviata" for the first time, he took the part of Alfredo. He went to Mexico in 1863, and after the civil war made a tour through the southern states as first tenor of an opera company. He then settled in New York as a teacher of t'he Italian style of singing. His most famous pupils are Minnie Hauck, Miss Thursby, Mine. Durand, and Stella Bonheur.
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