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Rolando Panerai


Born: November 17, 1924; Campi Bisenzio  
Italian baritone Rolando Panerai has had one of the most durable of singing careers, mainly in supporting roles. His career lasted over half a century, beginning with his appearance at Naples in 1947 in Rossini's Mosè. He joined the roster at La Scala in 1951 after debuting in Samson et Dalila. He sang performances of the title role of Falstaff and the part of Dr. Dulcamara in L'Elisir d'Amore in 2001.

He studied in Florence with Frazzi
Read more and in Milan with Giulia Tess. In his debut year of 1947 he also sang Luna, Giorgio Germont, and Rossini's Count Almaviva. Another of his best-known roles is Ford in Falstaff, which was he debut role in the Salzburg Festival of 1957.

He frequently collaborated in performance and recording with conductor Herbert von Karajan, who brought out Panerai's best work. He sang in the Italian premiere of Hindemith's Mathis der Maler in 1957.

He recorded Così fan tutte, Falstaff, and La Bohème twice, and also appeared in recordings of Cavalleria rusticana, I Puritani, Il Trovatore, Madama Butterfly, I Pagliacci, L'Elisir d'amore, and Lucia di Lamermoor. Read less
Puccini: La Boheme / Votto, Callas, Di Stefano, Panerai
Release Date: 09/23/2014   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 634107   Number of Discs: 2
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Verdi: Falstaff / Karajan, Gobbi, Alva, Panerai, Moffo, Etc
Release Date: 09/21/1999   Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century  
Catalog: 67162   Number of Discs: 2
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Donizetti: Don Pasquale / Muti, Corena, Panerai, Et Al
Release Date: 08/25/1998   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1166   Number of Discs: 2
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Handel: Serse / Bellugi, Alva, Freni, Panerai, Et Al
Release Date: 10/09/2001   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1323   Number of Discs: 2
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Wagner: Parsifal / Gui, Callas, Baldelli, Panerai, Et Al
Release Date: 11/13/2001   Label: Fono Enterprise  
Catalog: 1035   Number of Discs: 3
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