Death of an Italian tenor, 69

Death of an Italian tenor, 69


norman lebrecht

December 03, 2020

The Corsican tenor Tiberre Raffalli, a hit in esoteric opera in Paris, has died of unknown case.

He made his name in Reynaldo Hahn’s Merchant of Venice and wnet on to record Offenbach with John Eliot Gardiner. He was well liked in the Glyndebourne touring company.



  • Clarrieu says:

    He was French, born in Bastia, Corsica, teacher at the Marseille conservatory!

  • Leo Doherty says:

    I don’t think they consider themselves french either.

  • AndrewB says:

    I sang in some operetta with Tibere Raffalli at the beginning of the 1990s. He was a charming person and singer. Sad news.