Scotti, Antonio äntô´nyō skôt´tē [key], 1866–1936, Italian operatic baritone. He made his American debut in Chicago in 1899. From 1899 to 1933 he was immensely popular at the Metropolitan Opera, both for his acting and for his vocal artistry. Among his outstanding roles were Iago in Otello; Scarpia, a role he created, in La Tosca; and Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger.
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