March 28, 2019

Who is this opera singer?


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 José the last name (something like) Mrojiea??? This was in 1927.


I 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 for more information.

Listen to a sample of his singing here.

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Photo: Todd Rosenberg