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Legendary soprano Renata Scotto has passed away

Author: Clasart Classic

0000: The musical world mourns the death of "one of the greatest opera singers of all times" (Plácido Domingo)

  • Renata Scotto in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT | Copyright: © James Heffernan / Met Opera

    Renata Scotto in Puccini's MANON LESCAUT © James Heffernan / Met Opera

Renata Scotto was considered an extraordinarily compelling and complete artist, with the ability to create a deeply moving character through magnetic stage presence, expressive musical phrasing, and unfailingly dramatic delivery of the Italian text. After her debut in 1965, Scotto sang a total of 26 roles with the Metropolitan Opera, giving more than 300 performances on the Met stage. In 1977, Scotto’s artistry was shared with a huge national audience when the Met first teamed up with PBS for a live telecast of LA BOHÈME, her heart-rending performance as Mimì bringing her wider fame and making her a media personality. She would go on to star in eight more Met telecasts of complete operas, which are available through CLASART CLASSIC:

Puccini LA BOHÈME (1977)
Renata Scotto, Maralin Niska, Luciano Pavarotti
James Levine / Fabrizio Melano

Verdi OTELLO (1978)
Renata Scotto, Jon Vickers, Cornell MacNeil
James Levine / Franco Zeffirelli

Verdi LUISA MILLER (1979)
Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes
James Levine / Nathaniel Merrill

Verdi DON CARLO (1980)
Renata Scotto, Tatiana Troyanos, Sherrill Milnes
James Levine / John Dexter

Puccini MANON LESCAUT (1980)
Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Pablo Elvira
James Levine / Gian Carlo Menotti

Puccini IL TRITTICO (1981)
Renata Scotto, Vasile Moldoveanu, Cornell MacNeil
James Levine / Fabrizio Melano

Puccini LA BOHÈME (1982)
Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto, José Carreras
James Levine / Franco Zeffirelli

Zandonai FRANCESCA DA RIMINI (1984)
Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil
James Levine / Piero Faggioni

Production Company The Metropolitan Opera

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