Covid death of a US tenor, 48

Covid death of a US tenor, 48


norman lebrecht

December 01, 2021

The Cincinnati-based tenor Marco Panuccio has passed away after a short illness arsing from Covid complications.

Away from his hometown opera compay, Panuccio sang leading roles at Chicago  Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Michigan Opera Theater. He appeared internationally at La Fenice in Venice, Grange Park Opera in England and Ireland’s Wexford Festival.

He was widely liked and admired.


  • PS says:

    Marco Panuccio Presents “O Holy Night” 2020

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Absolutely ghastly.

    • La plus belle voix says:

      His death or his singing Sue?

      • HugoPreuss says:

        Relax. She may be the Trump Party Chair in Slipped Disc land with politics well to the right of Attila the Hun, but as long as she sticks to music I have found her assessments to be mostly solid. You are the one who is instrumentalizing the ghastly death of a young singer to score a point, not her.

        • La plus belle voix says:

          I was not trying to score a point, but genuinely wanted to know if Sue was showing empathy, or being callous. Answer came there none.

  • Denise Brain says:

    RIP Marco. Saw you in Margaret Garner and you were so outstanding. You will be missed in Cincinnati.

  • Brian says:

    Another death from Covid-19 complications, according to the Biz Journal article in the link. One wonders if he contracted it on the job or if he was fully vaccinated/boosted.