Italian singers grieve for their president, 58

Italian singers grieve for their president, 58

Opera

norman lebrecht

February 07, 2022

The multi-talented Gianluca Floris, president of Assolirica (the national association of opera artists), has died after a long illness.

Starting out as a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia, he juggled many roles in opera houses with a prolific writing career, publishing several novels, the last two titled La preda and L’ferno Peggiore.

He was also president of the conservatory in Cagliari and designer of a new opera house in Shanghai.

A full life, cut short.

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