Marcoux, Vanni was born on June 12, 1879 in Turin, Italy. Son of M. Giovanni and Giuseppina (Jourdan) Marcoux.
Studied law and passed examination for admission to the bar, but never practiced. Studied voice under Collino, in Turin, and Boyer, in Paris. Twice married.
Debut as “Marcello” in 1st presentation of “La Boheme,” Nice, 1899. American debut as “Golaud” in “Pelleas et Melisande,” Boston Opera House, January 10, 1911. Had nearly 100 operatic rôles at his command.*†.