Saturday, July 16, 2011

RIP Cornell MacNeil

Dear Cornell MacNeil, one of the greats of the sort this blog was born to feature, left this mortal coil today.  Here is his Wikipedia bio-blurb.  And following are clips from two of the roles he was most identified with:

Rigoletto, 1977, the Met:

Scarpia, 1965, Genova:

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Alas. Though MacNeil's retirement preceded my opera-going life, I got to know quite a few baritone roles through his recordings; I loved his Pere Germont and Rance. (As an aside, I think Blogger officiously "spell-checked" your post title.)