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 Veriano Luchetti

Veriano Luchetti

Birth
Lazio, Italy
Death 23 Apr 2012 (aged 73)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 89213936 · View Source
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Opera Singer. A tenor, he had a noted career on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in the Roman suburb of Tuscania, he studied voice in Rome and made his professional bow at Gian Carlo Menotti's Experimental Opera Theatre in Umberto Giordano's "Fedora". Luchetti gradually refined his skills in such venues as Dublin, the Teatro Regio of Parma, and the Spoleto Festival then in 1971 bowed at the Maggio Musicale of Florence as Vasco de Gama in Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine". That same year saw his American debut with the Philadelphia Opera as the hapless Edgardo of Donozetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" as well as additional performances there as the doomed painter Mario Cavaradossi from Puccini's "Tosca". His 1973 bow at London's Covent Garden came as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" while he was first heard at La Scala Milano in 1975 as Uldine from Verdi's seldom performed "Atilla". Over the years Luchetti made his mark in several Verdi roles including Don Alvaro in "La Forza del Destino", Gabriele Adorno of "Simon Boccanegra", and Macduff in "Macbeth" while also earning praise in Verdi's "Requiem" as well as Donizetti's rarely heard setting of the same liturgy. He made his December 3, 1988, Metropolitan Opera bow as Don Jose in Bizet's "Carmen" and lived his retirement years in Rome. At his death he could be heard on several DVDs of his live performances and on complete studio recordings of three Verdi works, "Simon Boccanegra", "Nabucco", and the Manzoni "Requiem".

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 27 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89213936
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Veriano Luchetti (12 Mar 1939–23 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89213936, ; Maintained by Bob Hufford (contributor 46784943) Unknown.