Augusto Vicentini

Picture of Augusto Vicentini
Vicentini was born on July 18, 1926 in S. Lucia (Verona). His family moved to Legnago around 1930.

He was a member of the Schola Cantorum di Legnago where he received his first lessons at the piano from maestro Guido Stello and his spouse Adelina Ambroso, soprano.

After giving up his studies at the university, he dedicated himself to an artistic life.

He studied first with maestro Ferruccio Cusinati, then with the tenor Nino Ederle.

He first appeared on stage on January 28, 1948 in concert. In 1953, he took part in the competition organized by the ASLICO association of (Italian) theaters and made consequently his debut in Tosca at the Nuovo in Milano.

He further studied at La Scala and then sang in Italian and foreign opera houses.

On September 15, 1956 he sang at the inauguration of the first opera season at the Teatro Salieri di Legnago singing Bohème and Traviata.

He sang at the Arena di Verona in 1971, '72, '73, '74 respectively in Aida, Un ballo in maschera, La bohème and Samson et Dalila.

I heard him in Madama Butterfly about 10 years after his debut with Giuseppe Zechillo, the well known trouble maker, as Sharpless, both were not up to the task.

Vicentini recorded a complete Traviata.
Reference: Legnago musica

Augusto Vicentini singsTurandot: Nessun dorma