The Cappuccilli, discovered by a music critic , made his debut in 1956 at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan as Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and began his international career in 1960 at the New York Metropolitan Opera . Since the 1960s, Cappuccilli has been one of the leading Italian baritones and a sought-after guest star on all major opera stages worldwide. From 1964 he sang at La Scala in Milan , where he was used in thirteen season openings until 1980. In the 1970s he appeared several times at the Salzburg Festival .
In 1992 Cappuccilli had to end his career as a singer due to the health consequences of a serious car accident and has taught singing ever since.
- Cooperative of German Stage Members (Ed.): Deutsches Bühnen-Jahrbuch 2007. Verlag Bühnenschriften-Vertriebs-Gesellschaft mbH, Hamburg 2007, , p. 850
- Piero Cappuccilli website (with MP3, photos, recordings and more)
- Piero Cappuccilli at Operissimo on the basis of the Great Singer Lexicon
- Piero Cappuccilli in the Internet Movie Database (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian opera singer (baritone) and singing teacher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 9, 1929|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Trieste , Italy|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 12, 2005|
|Place of death||Trieste , Italy|