Nicola Rossi-Lemeni biography

Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Opera Singer, Musical Artist

1920 – 1991

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Who was Nicola Rossi-Lemeni?

Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, was a basso opera singer of mixed Italian-Russian parentage.

Rossi-Lemeni was born in Istanbul, Turkey, the son of an Italian colonel and a Russian mother. In his prime he was one of the most respected bassos in Italy. The composer Ildebrando Pizzetti wrote the opera Assassinio nella cattedrale specifically for Rossi-Lemeni. He was also a prize-winning poet and a painter.

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Born
Nov 6, 1920
Istanbul
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Lived in
  • Istanbul
Died
Mar 12, 1991
Bloomington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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