Assis Pacheco

1914-2005

Picture of Assis Pacheco as Canio
Canio

picture of Assis-Pacheco

picture of Assis-Pacheco

I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the picture (second from top).
I wish to thank Dr. Eduardo Gabarra for the picture (bottom).
Armando de Assis-Pacheco was born at Itu, state of S. Paulo, Brazil, in 1915 and made his debut in S. Paulo, in 1938, singing Rodolfo in La Bohème. Soon thereafter he was engaged by the opera theaters of Rio de Janeiro and S. Paulo. In 1946, he went to Italy, staying there until the next year and singing in Napoli, Roma, and other smaller cities. Returning to Brazil, he sang regularly until 1975, both in Rio and S. Paulo, with occasional trips to Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela. He had an enormous repertory, ranging from Il Barbiere di Siviglia to Otello and Tannhäuser, but usually sang middle-weight roles such as Duca di Mantova, Alfredo, Rodolfo. Cavaradossi, Pinkerton and Werther. At the end of his career, he often sang Otello, not really suitable for his voice but where his well-developed acting skills did him good service. Together with singing he studied fine arts and was an admired portrait painter. He used this ability to design scenery and costumes for some production, including one of Otello in Rio. He was afflicted with Parkinson's disease. He died in 2005.
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Assis Pacheco Live
La Bohème
Ma per fortuna
Aida
Celeste Aida
Pagliacci
Recitar ... Vesti la giubba
Cavalleria Rusticana
O Lola
Otello
Esultate
São Paulo
1943
Rio de Janeiro
1953
Rio de Janeiro
1954
Bello Horizonte
1955
Rio de Janeiro
1960
Otello
Tu indietro .. Ora e per
Otello
Dio mi potevi
Otello
Nium mi tema
Werther
Je ne sais si je veille
Werther
Lorsque l'enfant revient
Rio de Janeiro
1960
Rio de Janeiro
1960
Rio de Janeiro
1960
Rio de Janeiro
1963
Rio de Janeiro
1963

Werther
Pourquoi me réveiller
Tosca
Recondita armonia
Tosca
E lucevan le stelle
Carmen
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
Rio de Janiro
1963
Rio de Janeiro
1972
Rio de Janeiro
1972
Rio de Janeiro
1974
First of all I wish to thank very much Assis Pacheco for providing me with unpublished live recordings of his voice. I also wish to thank Dr. Eduardo Gabarra for the biographical information.


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