Italian tenor Lando Bartolini has died at the age of 87 at his home in the Tuscan town of Pistoia. The singer was best known for his roles in Verdi and Puccini operas, which he performed with his powerful voice.

Bartolini studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia after winning the Mario Lanza Prize in 1968. In 1973, he made his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and then at the New York City Opera. In 1982, he sang the title role of Verdi’s Ernani for the first time at La Scala in Milan. He later sang at some of the most renowned opera houses in Europe, at the Vienna State Opera, in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, London and the Arena di Verona, as well as in South America. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1988.

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