Chase Baromeo, onetime professor of
music, died on August 7, 1973. He was 80.
Professor Baromeo was born on August
19, 1892, in Augusta, Georgia. He received a bachelor's degree from
the University of Michigan in 1917. He studied voice in New York and
Professor Baromeo had an illustrious
career in opera. He was a member of the La Scala Opera Company in Milan
from 1922 to 1925, studying under Toscanini. He was a member of the
Chicago Civic Opera Company from 1926 to 1931, and a member of the Metropolitan
Opera Company in New York from 1935 to 1938. Professor Baromeo sang
leading bass roles in many productions, including Aida, Rigoletto,
Carmen, The Magic Flute, and Das Rheingold. He
also gave recitals with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and with
the symphonies of Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia,
Rochester, and St. Louis.
Professor Baromeo joined the faculty
of The University of Texas at Austin in 1938, where he taught voice
until 1954, when he joined the University of Michigan.
In 1929, the University of Michigan
recognized him with an honorary master's degree in music.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office
of Public Affairs.