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Death of Baritone Cornell McNeil

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8/12/2011 2:55:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I only recently found about Cornell McNeil, a Verdi baritone, 's death in the town of Charlottesville. Apparently, he was an acclaimed post war baritone who sung roles ranging from Scarpio in Puccini's Tosca, the Count in Verdi's 'Il Trovatore', and so on, at the Met. He was described as having a dark, baritone voice with a higher range of tones and notes, and was particularly gifted in portraying complex characters in the operas of Verdi. It seems unfortunate that he has died, at the age of eighty-eight, this year.
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