|Renato Sassola sings Rigoletto: Questa o quella|
He was directed by batons of the stature of Hector Panizza, Tulio Serafin, Ferruccio Calusio, Erich Kleiber, Karl Böhm, Fernando Previtali, Francesco Molinari Pradelli, Renato Cellini, Brucker, Marcowsky, Juan Jose Castro, Juan Emilio Martini, Enrique Sivieri, Carlos Felix Cillario, Miguel Angel Veltri, J. Fournet, Bruno Bartoletti, Anton Guadagno, Federico Moreno Torroba, Karl Richter among many others.
He sang beside artists of the importance of Moffo, Stella, Rigal, Nilsson, Ligabue, Sciutti, Arizmendi, Ganzarolli, Taddei, Evans, Cesari, Matiello, Rossi Lemeni, Goltz, Reining, Corena, Weachter, Bacquier among many others.
His repertoire was made of more than 70 roles including Operas, Operettas, Opera di camera, zarzuelas, Oratorio, etc.
In Opera he sang: La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, G. Schichi, La Rondine, Falstaff, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale, Rita, L'Elixir d'amore, L'Amico Fritz, Werther, Manon, Faust, Boris Godunov, Jovanchina, E. Oneghin, Magic Flute, Zar Saltan, Rosenkavalier, Salome, Volo di Notte, Helena Egiziaca, Aaron and Moses, Bodas de sangre (by J.J. Castro), La novia del hereje (by de Rogatis) Catuli Carmina (Orff) Barbiere di Siviglia,( both, by Rossini and by Paisiello) La Finta Giardiniera, (this production was recorded on LP with the Teatro Colón Company) and La Cecchina by Piccini, Swanda el gaitero by Weindeberg, l cuatro rusteghi, by Wolf Ferrari , among others.
Operettas: The merry Widow, The Count of Luxembourg , El baron Gitano, The Bath, La vie parisienne.
Zarzuelas: Luisa Fernanda, La Chulapona y Doña Francisquita.
Vocal and Symphonic: Requiem by Verdi, Misa Solemne and 9th Symphony by Beethoven, Te Deum by Berlioz, Misa 124 and Requiem by Mozart, Petite Messe by Rossini, La Creation by Haydn, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, Pulcinella, Canticum Sacrum By Stravinsky and Misa en Si b Menor by Bach.
In 1957, he was awarded as the best Argentinean singer of that season, by the critics. He sang in USA, Vienna, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico etc. Nowadays Mº Sassola is a great teacher of singing, and among his pupils there are some of the new future opera stars such as Marcelo Alvarez and Erwin Schror ( a new Bass from Uruguay)
I wish to thank Roberto Falcone for all the information, the picture and the recording.