Irish tenor John McCormack made his Italian debut in 1906. After his London debut, an international operatic career ensued, especially in the United States.
Tenor John McCormack was born June 14, 1884, in Athlone, Ireland. He made his Italian debut in 1906. He debuted the next year in London, and an international operatic career ensued, especially in the United States, for the next decade. From 1918 he concentrated on recitals and recordings, ranging from German lieder to sentimental popular songs. His Irish songs were particularly beloved.