Ryo-zo Okuda

Ryo-zo Okuda was a lyric tenor with a neat quality. He reminds Mr. Tanaka of Édmond Clément. No wonder: he first tried to learn from Clément himself, who turned down his request, writing back to him the fee might be too high. Instead, Clément introduced him to another teacher, to whom Mr Okuda went. His discography is much less operatic than Fujiwara's, including many popular songs. There is also a 3-CD release of his anthology including mainly his popular repertory. It seems like there might have been another previous release of his records in CD format, which Mr. Tanaka does not have.
I would like to thank Mr. K. Tanaka for the biographical information

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