Video: Credo in un Dio crudel (Justino Diaz)

Justino Diaz was born in San Juan but lived and was raised in a humble family in the town of Cataño. He attended Robinson Elementary School where, at the age of 8, he started to participate in the school's activities as a singer. After finishing his primary education, he attended the University of Puerto Rico High School in Rio Piedras. While in high school, he took singing classes and participated in various presentations around the island. Then he enrolled in the Music Conservatory of New England in Massachussets. One of his professors was Boris Goldovsky, who would be very influential in his career.

Diaz made his professional debut as an opera singer at the Opera Theater of New England. In 1960, Goldovsky asked him to join his opera company on a 20 state tour. After the tour, he entered and participated in a competition celebrated at the Metropolitan Opera House, winning third place in the New England region.

Among the recognitions and awards which Diaz has been honored with are: An Honorary Doctorate in Music from the New England Conservatory, The Handel Medal from the City of New York and The National Medal of Culture from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area - Land - Water 1,214. ...

On March 29, 2003, Justino Diaz retired after 40 years in the arts. However, before he made his last presentation at the Luis A. Ferrer Center of the Beautiful Arts, he held a good-bye tour where he closed all of his presentations with the song "Old Black Joe", the same song that he sang at the Robinson Elementry School when he was 10 years old.

source: nationmaster Encyclopedia

1 comment:

gloriana said...

Ton eida se mia paragogi tis Tosca stis Filipines (an den kano lathos) me Marton kai Domingo kai moy epese to sagoni.
Isos o kalyteros Scarpia poy exo dei ever.