Italian opera mourns its greatest fan

Dozens of singers, conductors and other opera people are posting condolences for Rodolfo Longo, a passionate opera lover, who has died after being hit by a car in Genoa.

Rodolfo was 83.

The condolences are posted here.

 

Sample message from Daniela Barcellona Vitiello: ‘Ciao Amico mio! Ho appreso la terribile e scioccante notizia della tua scomparsa: mi mancherai tantissimo con la tua sempre squisita gentilezza, il tuo affetto ed il tuo amore per la Musica. Buon viaggio Rodolfo caro: se lassù incontrerai la mia mamma, alla quale eri tanto caro, dalle un bacio da parte mia. Ti voglio bene.’

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  • Bill says:

    What makes him Italian opera’s greatest fan? That link does not appear to be functional.

  • V. Lind says:

    The condolences are not posted “here.” That link is to his Facebook page, which has him still alive.

    Very sad to hear of an old man being knocked over by a car. (Or a young one — I am still raging about Harry Dunn and the aftermath). But it would be interesting to know more about why this man was so special to music.

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