Personalities | Giovanni Zenatello | Turn of the Century | Opera

1876–1949, Italian

Zenatello studied as a baritone at Verona and debuted at Belluno in 1898 as Silvio in Pagliacci. He sang Canio in the same opera the following year in Naples. His La Scala debut in 1902 was a success and he regularly appeared there in the years immediately afterwards. He worked extensively in South America and appeared occasionally at Covent Garden. He retired from operatic performance in the late 1920s, devoting his energies to teaching and directing. Zenatello’s particular vocal qualities included a rich, dark timbre coupled with an ability to easily reach the higher register.

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