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Bnison, Renato

Bnison, Renato

Bnison, Renato, distinguished Italian baritone; b. Este, near Padua, Jan. 13, 1936. He received training at the Padua Cons. In 1961 he made his operatic debut as Count Di Luna in Spoleto, and then sang in various Italian music centers. On Feb. 1, 1969, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. In 1972 he made his first appearance at Milan’s La Scala as Antonio in Linda di Chamounix. He made his debut at London’s Covent Garden as Renato in Un ballo in maschera in 1976. In 1982 he sang Falstaff in Los Angeles. He appeared as Don Giovanni at the Berlin Deutsche Oper in 1988. In 1990 he sang Montfort in Les Vêpres siciliennes at N.Y.’s Carnegie Hall. He appeared as Germont at Covent Garden in 1995. In 1997 he was engaged as Macbeth in Monte Carlo. His guest engagements also took him to Vienna, Munich, Chicago, Hamburg, Paris, San Francisco, and other cities.


T. Tegano, R. B.: L’interprete e i personaggi (It. and Eng., Parma, 1998).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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