Italian tenor Giorgio Merighi died yesterday in Jesi at the age of 80. Born in Ferrara in 1939, Giorgio Merighi studied at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro. He made his debut at a very young age at the Teatro Sperimentale in Spoleto in Un ballo in maschera. His debut at the Teatro alla Scala took place in 1963 as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Afterwards he tried a wide repertoire during a prestigious international career that took him to all the major international stages: Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan of New York, Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Munich Opera, … In the years 1992-94 he had been artistic director at the Pergolesi Theatre in Jesi.

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