Vincenzo Bello

born 1943 Marcon

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Vincenzo Bello sings La traviata: Libiamo, libiamo, with Eugenia Moldeveanu
In RA format

You'll read everywhere that Bello was born in Mogliano Veneto, but in reality, he was born in nearby Marcon, where he became a factory worker. Singing in a church choir, he was discovered by Marcello Del Monaco (Mario's brother), who also became his voice teacher – in the evenings, after work at the factory.

Bello made his 1975 debut in Treviso as Manrico, which was to become his signature role: soon after, he sang it in Parma, it was his debut role with but not at the Met (2 performances) and the Arena di Verona (both in 1978), as well as the Berlin State Opera (1990). He sang a lot around Italy (Palermo, Bari, Trieste, Brescia, Mantova, Macerata festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro La Fenice) as well as on the Italian radio and TV, but also abroad: regularly at the São Carlos in Lisbon (from 1981), Johannesburg (1982/83, Edgardo and Rodolfo), Monte Carlo (Italienischer Sänger, 1987), Covent Garden (Riccardo, 1988), Vienna State Opera (Edgardo, 1990 – just one sole performance).

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens; reference 2

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