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Fernando Corena (1916 - 1984)

Fernando Corena’s father was Turkish and his mother Italian. He initially intended to become a priest, studying theology at Fribourg University. After winning a singing competition however he began to study music in Geneva during 1937 and 1938. He was heard by the conductor Vittorio Gui who encouraged him to continue his vocal studies with Enrico Romani in Milan; but with the outbreak of World War II Corena returned to Switzerland. Here he worked as a singer in Zürich, participating in concerts and radio broadcasts, and making a few appearances at the Zürich Opera House.

In 1947 Corena made his formal operatic stage début, in Trieste as Varlaam/Boris Godunov, and was swiftly invited to appear in Italy in the standard baritone repertoire of parts such as Escamillo/Carmen and Scarpia/Tosca. His début at La Scala, Milan and at Florence’s Maggio Musicale came in 1948, and during the following year he sang in the first performance of Petrassi’s Il Cordovano at La Scala. Between 1950 and 1952 he appeared annually at the Verona Arena.



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