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Doro (Isidoro) Antonioli

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Edolo, Brescia (Italy), on 30/4/1929. He studied vocals with Grandini and Montesanto. In 1955, he excelled and was awarded a distinction at the Brussels International Song Festival [Concours Musical international Reine Elisabeth]. Subsequently, he performed in major Italian opera houses, such as La Scala in Milan, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, La Fenice in Venice and the Municipal Theater of Bologna. He also sang in Turin, Rome, Genoa, Florence, Bari, Catania, Munich, Cologne and Cagliari. He had been invited by the Chicago Opera, where he sang in Aida, conducted by Tullio Serafin, along with Tito Gobbi and Renata Tebaldi (1955). His repertoire included roles from eighty operas, mostly by Italian Romantic and Veristic composers: Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Cilea, Ponccielli. He also sang 20th-century works by Malipiero, Pizzetti and Prokofiev. He died in his hometown on 18/6/1999. He collaborated with the GNO many times, mostly in the 1960s, in productions at the Olympia Theater and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus [""Herodion""] such as Faust (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1962), Lucia di Lammermoor (1963/64), La bohème (1964/65), Tosca (1965/66 ), La traviata (1969/70) and Il trovatore (Odeon of Herodes Atticus, 1981/82). He has a rich discography from live recordings of his performances.