Ganzarolli, Wladimiro, Italian bass-baritone; b. Venice, Jan. 9, 1936. He received his training at the Venice Cons. In 1958 he made his operatic debut as Mephistopheles in Faust at Milan’s Teatro Nuovo, and from 1959 was a member of Milan’s La Scala; from 1964 he also sang at the Vienna State Opera. In 1965 he made his debut at London’s Co vent Garden as Figaro. His guest engagements in the U.S. took him to San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and N.Y. In addition to his roles in Italian operas, he was especially admired for his roles in Mozart’s operas.
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