Baritone Alberto Rinaldi has died in Rome at the age of 84. He was a singer with an international career. Born in Rome on June 6, 1939, he made his debut in Spoleto in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. From there on he sang in the greatest Italian theaters, from La Fenice in Venice, to the Rome Opera, the Regio in Turin, until he landed on the stage of La Scala in Milan as Ottone in Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea in 1966.

It was his performance at La Scala in Milan that then opened the doors of the great international theaters that saw him star, from London’s Covent Garden to the Paris Opera and again the Metropolitan in New York, the Monnaie in Brussels, the Staatsoper in Vienna and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Many recordings remain from his long career, such as the memorable one of Cimarosa’s Matrimonio segretò conducted by Barenboim for the Deutsche Grammophon label,

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