Renzo Casellato

18 October 1936 Adria – 27 October 1922 Adria

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Renzo Casellato singsL'amico Fritz: Ed anche Beppe amò
In RA format

He studied voice at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice with Maria Carbone. He started in the late 1950s as a concert tenor and operatic comprimario. His first leading role was Nemorino at the Teatro Regio in Parma in 1963. The same year, he was already at La Scala as Fenton, and soon also in Rome, Venice, Naples, Torino and at the Maggio musicale in Florence, in Bologna, Palermo, Bergamo. Abroad, he appeared at the Colón in Buenos Aires, in Rio de Janeiro, Gent, Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, Monte Carlo, at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Bolshoj, and frequently in Chicago and Dallas. He sang also a lot in concert, and on the Italian radio RAI. He sang into the mid-1990s.

His repertory included Almaviva, Don Ramiro, Nadir, Tito (La clemenza di Tito), Ernesto, Edgardo, Paolino (Il matrimonio segreto), Orombello (Beatrice di Tenda), Alfredo, Werther, Prunier (La rondine), Edrisi (Król Roger by Szymanowski).

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording.

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