Sarabia, Guillermo, Mexican baritone; b. Mazatlán, Aug. 30, 1936; d. Amsterdam, Sept. 19, 1985. He studied with Herbert Graf, Ria Ginster, Dusolina Giannini, and Carl Ebert in Zürich at the Opera Studio and Cons. After making his operatic debut as Doktor Faust in Detmold (1965), he sang in various German opera houses. On May 5, 1973, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Amonasro. In 1976 he made his first appearance at the N.Y.C. Opera as the Dutchman. His guest appearances took him to Vienna, Berlin, London, Paris, and Milan. He made his last appearance in the U.S. as Falstaff with Solti and the Chicago Sym. Orch. in 1985, shortly before his death. Among his other roles were Pizzaro, Rigoletto, Scarpia, and Wozzeck.
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