Paolo Silveri


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(b Ofena, nr. Aquila, 1913; d Rome, 2001).

It. baritone. Opera début as bass, Rome 1939 (Hans Schwarz in Die Meistersinger). Bar. from 1944 and sang Germont père in La traviata in Rome. CG début 1946, member of CG Opera Co. 1947–9; NY Met 1950–3. Sang ten. role of Verdi's Otello, Dublin 1959. Outstanding as Falstaff, Scarpia, etc. Teacher in Rome from 1970.

Subjects: Opera.

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