Nunzio Todisco

born 11 June 1942 Torre del Greco

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Nunzio Todisco singsErnani: Come rugiada al cespite
In RA format

Nunzio Todisco singsOtello: Sì, pel ciel, with Matteo Manuguerra
In RA format

Nunzio Todisco singsCarmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
In RA format

Nunzio Todisco singsNorma: Me protegge
In RA format

Originally a steward on a passenger ship, Todisco started to sing self-taught, and eventually took lessons in Naples with soprano Maria Grazia Marchini. In 1971, he won the Spoleto singing competition, and made his debut in that town as Canio.

His career unfolded primarily in Italy: at the San Carlo in Naples, the Arena di Verona, the Rome Opera, the Terme di Caracalla, in Trieste, Cagliari, Messina, and from 1981, several times at La Scala.

Abroad, he sang in San Francisco (1978), Barcelona (1978), and at the Met (4 performances as Cavaradossi in April 1991).

Repertory: Edgardo, Ismaele, Macduff, Manrico, Radames, Otello, Erik, Enzo Grimaldo, Don José, Turiddu, Pinkerton, Luigi...

He sang into the early 2000s, then he taught singing. He was married to soprano Giovanna Casolla.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recordings (Norma, Carmen).
I wish to thank Georges Cardol for the recording (Otello).

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