Richard Cassilly


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(b Washington DC, 1927; d Boston, 1998).

Amer. tenor. Opera début, Broadway, NY, 1955. Member NY City Opera 1955–66. Prin. ten. Hamburg State Opera from 1967. CG début 1968; La Scala 1970; NY Met 1973. Also appeared with Vienna State Opera, S. Francisco, Scottish Opera. Roles incl. Otello, Siegmund, Tristan, Peter Grimes, Captain Vere, Troilus, Laca, Herod, Samson, and Aaron.

Subjects: Opera.

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