Roland Panerai portrait photo-print, hand-signed.
4,1 x 5,9 inches (10,5 x 15 cm), very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Rolando Panerai (born 1924) Italian baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, has been one of the best-known exponents of Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini for many years, singing the role in Florence as recently as 2006, at the age of 82.
Recently Rolando Panerai has sung at the Paris Opera, in the Staatsoper, Frankfurt and at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Panerai left an impressive discography, often partnering with Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, as in: Il Trovatore, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci and La bohème. He also recorded a notable Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, opposite Renata Scotto and Carlo Bergonzi, and Germont La Traviata, opposite Beverly Sills and Nicolai Gedda.