Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cesare Siepi (1923-2010)

Cesare Siepi, the Italian bass who was the pre-eminent mid-20th century voice and figure of Don Giovanni in the Mozart opera, and also excelled in roles such as Mefistofeles in Gounod's "Faust" and Don Basilio in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," has died at the age of 87.

An obituary by David Ng in the Los Angeles Times: