Cornell Macneil

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Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN
Death Date
Jul 15, 2011 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Minneapolis, MN
Death Date
Jul 15, 2011 (88)

About

Baritone opera singer of the twentieth century who sang in over 600 Metropolitan Opera performances in twenty-six roles.

Before Fame

After studying under Friedrich Schorr at the Hartt College of Music, he sang on Broadway, making his debut in opera in 1953.

Trivia

His most constant role was in the lead role of Verdi's Rigoletto, which he performed more than one hundred times with the Met.

Family Life

He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother was a singer who studied under the renowned contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink.

Associated With

Ira Siff was another well-known opera singer.

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