Last Updated on October 5, 2023, 10:55 am
Renata Scotto was an Italian soprano and opera director; she died at 89; her death cause is unknown.
Scotto’s death news was released on August 16, 2023, on social media. Many of her fans and friends sent condolences to her family through social media.
Internationally Rica Academy posted a picture of Scotto; they confirmed her death news via Instagram post and wrote a statement that:
“R. I. P. Renata Scotto
Italian newspaper sites are carrying sad news of the death last night of one of the last acknowledged opera divas.
Renata Scotto reigned supreme at the Met through the James Levine era. She was untouchable as Manon Lescaut and imposing in much else.
After making her debut in Savona at 18 in 1952 as Violetta in La Traviata, she reached La Scala before the year was out and never looked back.
The Metropolitan Opera made her wait until 1965 to debut as Madama Butterfly.
In the late 1900s, she developed a second career as a director.
Furiously intelligent, she tolerated no fools. She enjoyed a long devoted marriage to Lorenzo Anselmi, a former violinist at La Scala who became her manager.
‘Tonight an extraordinary and wonderful woman left us,’ writes the head of Savona municipality.”
However, her funeral and burial services are not revealed publicly—condolences and prayers for her family and opera divas.
Know about Renata Scotto:
Renata Scotto was born in Savona, Italy, on February 24, 1936. She was a professional Italian Opera director and soprano.
Scotto is known as one of the top musicians of her generation due to her sense of style, musical ability, and talented singer-actress.
Scotto’s Early Career:
Scotto started learning music at seven; she made her professional debut in 1957 by playing the part of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan.
Scotto performed as Violetta in her ‘formal’ opera debut at Milan’s Teatro Nuovo the next day and received 25,000 lire in Savona for her first Puccini opera, Madama Butterfly.
She soon became known for her strong and expressive voice; her name would be strongly associated with both roles.
She switched effectively from singing on stage in 2002 to directing opera, teaching in Italy and the United States, and holding academic positions at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Juilliard School in New York.
She frequently performed at the San Francisco Opera, including Chicago Lyric Opera, London, Liceo, Barcelona, La Fenice, Dallas Opera, Teatro Colón and Royal Opera, and other opera houses.
Scott performed in several other cities, including Madrid, Trieste, Palermo, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Osaka. Miami, Tokyo, Roma, Berlin, Pittsburgh, and Paris.
Scotto performed in operas by 18 composers for over 40 years and had about 45 roles in her repertoire.
Scotto’s career as an Opera Stage Director:
In Rome, she held academic positions at the Juilliard School and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Scotto’s list of directed productions from different states includes:
Madama Butterfly, Il pirata and La sonnambula (1993-1994), an Emmy Award-winning telecast of La traviata (1995), Norma (Finnish National Opera),
Adriana Lecouvreur (2002), Lucia di Lammermoor (2004); La Wally ; La bohème (2007 and 2009); Turandot (2009); La sonnambula (2008), and Un ballo in maschera (2010).
During the intermission of the Met broadcast of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur in February 2008, Scotto supervised an artists’ round table.
In 2009, she returned for another round-table with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez.
Scotto Net Worth:
Renata Scotto had spent an admirable career as an Opera and music artist. She gained popularity and fame through her unique skills.
She had spent over 50 years in the field and earned an estimated net worth of between $3 to $5 million.
Furthermore, her actual net worth is not confirmed; Scotto earned many awards throughout her career:
Renata Scotto will always be remembered in the music industry; I am sorrow the loss of a wonderful performer; her presence will not forget forever, ‘RIP Renata Scotto.’
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