Vincenzo Scuderi

born 1960 Old Westbury/Long Island

Vincenzo Scuderi sings Andrea Chénier: Un dì all'azzurro spazio
In RA format

Born Vincent Scuderi to Grand National Opera Company Long Island director Michael Scuderi and soprano Helena Jurkiewicz, he studied voice with his father (who had tried to be a tenor himself), and also studied acting quite extensively, and completed his studies with Domingo's teacher Franco Iglesias. He made his debut, still untrained, already at age 19 (as the Messenger in Aida) at his father's opera theater, where he also sang his first main roles in 1985: Rodolfo, Pinkerton and Turiddu. His European debut took place in 1987 in Zürich (as Ismaele at the multipurpose Hallenstadion).

He sang at the New York City Opera (Turiddu, 1991), the Dutch Opera Zuid (Turiddu, 1997), in Seattle (Chénier, 1996), the Plovdiv Festival (Radames, 1989), Marseille (Chénier, 1989), at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome (Radames, 1991), in Chicago (Gabriele Adorno, 1995) or Catania (Guglielmo Ratcliff, 1990), often to devastating reviews. He did receive praise for his acting, though.

His career petered out with the millennium, but in low-class events, he continued to appear at least until 2015.

reference 1, reference 2, reference 3, reference 4, reference 5, reference 6: Kutsch & Riemens

I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording.

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