(Born 13 January 1934)
Renato Bruson is an Italian operatic baritone who is widely considered one of the most important Verdi baritones of the late 20th and early 21st century.
He made his operatic debut as the Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto in 1960.
Since then his many successes have included Riccardo in I Puritani, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor.
In 1970 he began a collaboration with conductor Riccardo Muti in Un Ballo in Maschera in Florence. He made his debut at La Scala in 1972 as Antonio in Donizetti's Linda di Chamonix and at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1972 he played Ezio in Attila.
He has also played Don Giovanni and Macbeth to much acclaim and many critcs consider him to be the finest Rigoletto since Tito Gobbi.
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