Italians mourn an Argentine soprano

Italians mourn an Argentine soprano


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2022

The Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa has notified us of the death of soprano Silvia Baleani, wife of the conductor Donato Renzetti, music director of the Macerata Opera Festival.

Silvia, who was 80, enjoyed an eclectic career in works such as Kurt Weill’s Der Zar lässt sich Photographieren and Busoni’s Arlecchino, as well as her trademark Carmen and Cenerentola, in which she was a great audience favourite.


  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Condolences to Donato, a lovely man whom I had the pleasure to assist a number of years ago.

  • Frank Lopardo says:

    Rest In Peace Dearest Silvia. I will never forget your kindness at moment when I needed it most.