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Ivo Vinco (born in Verona, November 8, 1927) is an Italian bass who enjoyed a successful international career.
Ivo Vinco first studied at the Liceo Musicale in Verona with Madama Zilotti, then at the opera school of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Ettore Campogalliani. He made his professional debut in Verona, as Ramfis in Aida, in 1954. He quickly sang all over Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin, Venice, Bologna, Palermo, Parma, Florence, etc.).
He began an international career which took him to Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Moscow, Paris, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Lisbon, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1969, also appearing in Chicago, San Francisco, etc.
During the winter season 1962-1963, he played the role of Oroveso, chief of the Druids, in the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini in the I Festival de Festivales de Opera of the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona.
Vinco sang all the great bass roles of the Italian repertory notably; Oroveso, Raimondo, Sparafucile, Ferrando, Fiesco, Padre Guardiano, Gran Inquisitore, Alvise, etc., and can be heard in several recordings.
He was married for a time to mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, with whom he had a son, Roberto.
Ivo Vinco at Operissimo.com,
ISNI: 0000 0001 1511 405X,
Italian opera singer
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November 8, 1927
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