He first studied in his hometown New York, then at the Conservatory of Milan with Emilio Piccoli and Francesco Merli, and debuted in 1956 at the Teatro Nuovo Milan as Beppe. “L’Amico Fritz” at Piccola Scala the same year. in Milan as the title hero in “Amico Fritz” of Mascagni. He success in Europe; singing at Milan’s Scala, the operas of Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Prague and Sofia, at Monte Carlo, Bologna, Naples, Palermo, Turin, and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 1963 he performed at the Opéra-Comique in the premiere of the opera “Le dernier Sauvage” by Gian Carlo Menotti. Werther, Hoffmann, Alfredo Des Grieux, and Manrico too.