Luigi Roni

Luigi Roni (22 February 1942 – 26 March 2020) was an Italian singer.[1]

Luigi Roni
Born22 February 1942
Died26 March 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 78)
Lucca, Italy


Roni studied singing in Lucca alongside Adriana Pizzorusso. He made his singing debut at age 22 at the Spoleto Festival USA with the opera Faust, in which he played Mephistopheles. His singing partners included Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras. He sang at multiple opera halls, including La Scala,[2] the Vienna State Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera House. In France, he performed alongside other opera singers at the Chorégies d'Orange and at the Paris Opera.[3] In 2004, Roni founded the Il Serchio delle muse summer opera festival, held in the Serchio valley.[4]

Roni's final role was in April 2019, when he played Simone in Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.[5] Roni died in Lucca on 26 March 2020 at the age of 78 due to COVID-19.



  1. ^ "Toscana coronavirus: è morto a Lucca il cantante lirico Luigi Roni". La Reppublica (in Italian). 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Musica in lutto, il coronavirus uccide il maestro. La brillante carriera tra i più grandi del nostro Paese". Caffeina (in Italian). 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Décès de Luigi Roni". (in French). 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Luigi Roni, célèbre basse italienne, meurt du coronavirus". France Musique (in French). 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Luigi Roni, Basse". Operbase (in French).