Death of two baritones, born in the same month

Death of two baritones, born in the same month

Opera

norman lebrecht

January 16, 2022

The Italian baritone Gianni Maffeo, a frequent partner of Pavarotti and Freni, has died just short of his 83rd birthday. He was born in Vigevano on March 30, 1939*.

The Spanish baritone Antonio Blancas, a partner of Domingo and Carreras, has died in Valencia at the same age. He was born in Madrid on March 13, 1939.

Another source says 1936.

Comments

  • Joel Kemelhor says:

    Never having heard Gianni Maffeo before, I was impressed by these excerpts. As Jack Rance and Carlo Gerard, he has the true Italian baritone sound and phrasing. Thanks for posting this.

  • Veronica Zh. says:

    Un Grande! Baritono, Maestro, Uomo, Amico – Gianni M. Riposa in pace

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