Alvinio Misciano

He was born in Narni, Italy on 29/08/1915. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under Gino Scolari and the Scuola dell’Opera, Rome under Mario Basiola. In the period 1947-1970 he collaborated with the Rome Opera House, singing inter alia in the works Gianni Schicchi, Giulietta e Romeo by Zandonai, Lucia di Lammermoor, Prince Igor, Lulu and Boccaccio. He debuted at La Scala Milan in 1956 as Mephistopheles in Prokofiev’s The fiery angel, and subsequently as Chaplain in the world premiere of Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmelites (1957); as Wilhelm Meister in Thomas’ Mignon (1957/58); as Lysander in Britten’s A midsummer night's dream; and, in the premiere of Guido Turchi’s Il buon soldato Svejk (1962). He appeared regularly at the Rio De Janeiro Opera House, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Spoleto Festival, the Florence Maggio Musicale and the Baths of Caracalla, as well as in Vienna and London. He made tours to South Africa, North America and Australia. He was the one who, in 1960, discovered and promoted Luciano Pavarotti. As a lyric tenor he also sang baroque works by Pergolesi and Cesti, as well as romantic Italian repertory (Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini) and modern repertory works (Malipiero, Barber, Krenek, Weill, Dallapiccola, Bennett, Testi, etc.). He sang in the premiere of Nino Rota’s opera Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, in Chicago. He appeared at the GNO in the title role of the opera Werther (1961/62). He died in Milan on 10/01/1997. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of the productions below is complete.