Ettore Bastianini

Legends of Lyric Baritone

Ettore Bastianini
Legends of Lyric

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Ettore Bastianini

The Italian baritone Ettore Bastianini (1922 - 1967) owned one of the truly stupendous voices of the 1950s. A true matinee idol at the Met, La Scala, and the Vienna State Opera, as well as at Lyric, he dazzled Chicago audiences for five seasons. He was especially celebrated for Verdi repertoire, in which his unmistakable dark timbre, his dramatic intensity, and his overwhelming charisma made an overwhelming impact.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Ettore Bastianini:




Ettore Bastianini's Roles at Lyric



1955


Sir Riccardo Forth 
I puritani
Vincenzo Bellini
Oct. 31, Nov. 2

Count di Luna 
Il trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 5


1956



Count di Luna 
Il trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 23, 27

Giorgio Germont 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 26, 31

Don Carlo di Vargas 
La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 12

Singer
Gala Concert
Concert
Nov. 10

Marcello 

La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 14, 16


1958



Count di Luna 
Il trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 20, 24, 29 

Giorgio Germont 
La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 5, 8, 14


1962



Rigoletto
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 17, 21, 23, 26


1965



Amonasro 
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 24, 27, 30, Dec. 6

Ettore Bastianini with Richard Tucker in RIGOLETTO - Lyric, 1962 - photo Nancy Sorensen Ettore Bastianini (title role, right) with Richard Tucker as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1962. Photo by Nancy Sorensen.

 

 

 


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Ettore Bastianini with Richard Tucker in RIGOLETTO

Ettore Bastianini


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