Maurizio Frusoni

Soloist, Tenor
He was born in Florence on 22/9/1941. He studied music at the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini in Florence with Flamini Contini as his teacher and then he perfected his technique with Marcelo del Monaco in Casa del Monaco. He first appeared in Siena, in the opera The Marriage by Mussorgsky. In 1973 he appeared as Prince Khovansky in the opera Khovanshchina in the Florence Municipal Theatre and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. A career at all the great Italian theatres followed, Europe and America. He sang at La Scala di Milano (1973), at the Schwetzingen Festival, in Cardiff, Paris, the Colon theatre (Buenos Aires), Rio de Janeiro, Zurich, Strasbourg, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York and Toronto. Roles such as Pinkerton [Madama Butterfly], Alfredo [La Traviata], Pollione [Norma], Cavaradossi [Tosca], Marcello [La bohème], Canio [Paggliacci], Turiddu [Cavalleria Rusticana] as well as operas of Slav repertoire such as The Rake's Progress (as Tom Rakewell) and The Makropulos Affair [as Věc Makropulos]. He took part in recordings of works such as The Willis [Le Villi] by Puccini, Edmea and Messa per Coro, Soli e Orchestra by Catalani, Messa da Requiem by Verdi, The Trobadour [Il Trovatore] (as Manrico), Aida (Radames), Guglielmo Ratcliff by Mascagni, The Wolfess [La Lupa] by Marco Tutino and The Wonderful Visit [La visita meravigliosa] by Nino Rota. He passed away in Trevigniano Romano on 6/3/2000. At the Greek National Opera he sang the part of Ernani in the opera of the same name (season 1994/95).