Who is this opera singer?

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I have a picture of a opera singer my father received many years ago but cannot make out the last name. The first name is Jose the last name (something like) Mrojiea??? This was in 1927.




Ask RogerI figure it must be the Mexican tenor José Mojica (1896-1974), famous for both his voice and his good looks. He made a strong impression in his Chicago performances. Unusually, he turned from a career as an opera star to a new life as a priest. Here's his bio FYI. Listen to a sample of his singing below.






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