The Italian soprano Renata Scottoone of the most important voices of Italian poetry and considered its last diva, has passed away at 89 years old after a very long career that led her to sing in the best theaters in the world, as well as directing and teaching in recent years.
The great Maria Callaswhich he replaced with notable success in 1957; Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras y Alfred Kraus They were some of Scotto’s scene partners (Savona, 1934), who since 2011 was the violinist’s widow Lorenzo Anselmiaccording to local media.
He debuted very young, in 1952in the theater of his hometown in the role of Violetta in La Traviata and a year later he made his debut at La Scala in Milan with Renata Tebaldi and Mario Del Monaco.
In his long career, in which his Spanish teacher was paramount Mercedes Lopartsang on the main operatic stages of the world, such as the Metropolitan in New York, the Bolshoi in Moscow and the Royal Opera House in London, among others.
He also devoted himself to directing opera: the first was Madama Butterfly in 1986 at the Metropolitan Opera and later took her to the Verona Arena, the Miami Opera and Genoa, while in 1995 he directed La Traviata, also in New York.