Death of a prominent bass

Death of a prominent bass


norman lebrecht

June 11, 2014

Ivo Vinco has died in Verona, where he made his 1954 debut as Ramfis in Aida. He was 86.

He sang in every major house and with most of the leading conductors of his time. He married the lustrous mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto, with whom he had a son. Although they divorced, she was at Ivo’s deathbed this week.

vinco cossotto



Gramilano photo: at La Scala, 1959. 


  • Nigel Harris says:

    Fine singer, underrated in my opinion: perhaps not the most characterful, but a beautiful, velvety ‘cantante’ tone.