An international baritone has died, aged 85

Dan Iordachescu, the leading Romanian baritone who sang opposite Pavarotti and Domingo at La Scala, Paris and Vienna, has died after a long illness. He made more that 1,000 appearances on the international stage.

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    • Indeed. Mr. Iordachescu (sometimes spelled Jordachescu) did not sing at the Met. He did not have a big US career but he did sing at important European opera houses.

      One should note that both his daughters are opera singers, one of them, Irina having sung under Riccardo Muti.

      Here’s the delightful duet from Don Pasquale with Dan Iordachescu and Constantin Gabor, the leading Romanian basso buffo of his era. The duet is sung in Romanian:

      • He sang 8 times at the Wiener Staatsoper in the years 1973 and 1974. Could find no mention in the Scala Archives.

        Often if someone sang a concert at Carnegie Hall or with a touring orchestra in New York they will put “New York” in their bio–and later obit writers will assume they sang at the Met.

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