Agostino Casavecchi

28 April 1900 – 1989

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Agostino Casavecchi sings Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo
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Casavecchi's breakthrough was a series of Madama Butterfly performances at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in 1929, where he sang Pinkerton and Japanese soprano Nobuko Hara was Cio-Cio-San. Most of his career was spent in the Italian provinces, but he sang also in Tallinn in 1935 (Duca di Mantova) or for the Italian Opera in the Netherlands in 1937 (Duca, Rodolfo, Almaviva). He was at La Scala for one season (1941/42), singing Cassio and Leukippos (in the Italian premiere of Daphne by Richard Strauss) as well as in Carmina burana. After WWII, he appeared primarily in Belgium (Liège) and France (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille).

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens; reference 2: Estländische Zeitung für Heimat und Fortschritt, 15 January 1935

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