Hot Italian basso gets new agent

November 27, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Here’s what the Salzburger Nachrichten wrote about him in 2014:

Die langen schwarzen Haare nach hinten gegelt, in schwarzer Hose und Hemd und Schlangenmustermantel zeigt er bodygebuildete Muskeln, die gut und gerne darauf schließen lassen, dass er auch Ähnliches in der Hose haben könnte. 

His long black hair slicked back, sporting black tights and shirt and a snakeskin print jacket, he displays body-builder muscles, which are pretty good and which makes one happy to conclude that he may also have similar attributes inside his pants.

Ildebrando Arcangelo today placed his management in the cooler hands of Askonas Holt. 


photo: Uwe Arens/DG

Comments (8)

  1. martain smith says:

    Somehow don’t recall reading anything like that about Siepi, Ghiaurov, or Raimondi in their heyday – what’s changed?

    1. John Borstlap says:

      Taste, or rather the absence of it.

      1. mr oakmountain says:

        The original article clearly refers to the Salzburg production of Don Giovanni and how the main character is presented. It’s not about the Salzburger Nachrichten finding the singer so hot they want to get into his pants.

    2. Petros Linardos says:

      If you have memories from Siepi’s heyday, I am very curious about press coverage of the great singer Lisa della Casa, who was also a very beautiful and classy woman, even in old age.

  2. Mikey says:

    ROFLMAO “body-builder muscles”?
    Obviously, someone hasn’t seen a real body-builder in a while. I’m married to one, and regularly am in social situations with his body-builder friends. This guy looks like a tenor.

  3. uncledietmar says:

    a voice not to be compared with the greats…this is only a reflection of our times…no one is interested in the true art of opera. only casting coach fantasy. yum yum ich liebe es…..

    1. martain smith says:

      alas, too true!

  4. Nik says:

    Did his new agent advise him to withdraw from Semiramide?

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