Ivo Vinco

Italian bass Ivo Vinco was born on 8 November 1927 in Verona, where he studied with Madama Zilotti, then at La Scala's opera school in Milan with Ettore Campogalliani.

Following his 1954 professional debut as Ramfis in Aida, he soon began singing all over Italy, and his career then became international, first singing at New York Metropolitan Opera in 1969, but also singing in Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Hamburg, Lisbon, Mexico City, Monte Carlo, Moscow, Munich, Paris, San Francisco and Vienna.

He sang most of the great bass roles in the Italian operatic repertoire, and also made recordings.

He died in Verona on 8 June 2014, aged eighty-six.