Gianfranco Pastine

1 November 1937 Santa Margherita Ligure – 17 August 2008

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Gianfranco Pastine singsLucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero
In RA format

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording.

Gianfranco Pastine singsLa traviata: Questa donna conoscete
In RA format
He worked in the hotel industry before studying voice in Milano, where he also made his debut in 1963 at the Teatro Nuovo as Mascagni's Silvano. His career took steam quickly: Rome Teatro dell'Opera, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Belgrade, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Hartford, Cincinnati. In 1965, he toured Europe with an Italian company, singing for instance in Amsterdam, where he returned two years later. In 1973 and 1974, he was in Budapest as a guest, in 1977 at the Met (seven performances as Pinkerton), in 1978 at the Vienna Staatsoper (just one performance as Duca), in 1985 at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (Pinkerton). He sang into the 1990s.

His repertory was mainly lyrical: Ernesto, Nemorino, Edgardo, Fenton, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi, Fernand, Riccardo (Maria di Rohan), Rinuccio, Fritz, Massenet's des Grieux, Boito's Faust, Rossini's Iago, Almaviva.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

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