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Carlo Meliciani (born 1929) is an Italian operatic baritone who had an active international career from the mid-1950s through the late 1970s. From 1959-1979 he was on the roster of singers at La Scala in Milan. Although he sang a wide repertoire, he was particularly known for his portrayal of roles from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi. He notably recorded the part of Don Carlo in Ernani in 1969 with Plácido Domingo in the title role.
Meliciani began his career in the mid-1950s performing with a touring Italian opera company in Great Britain. In the 1958-1959 season he was committed to the Teatro Nuovo di Torino, performing such roles as Amonasro in Aida and Don Carlo in Ernani. In 1959 he joined the roster of singers at La Scala, making his debut at that opera house as Ping in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot. He remained a regular performer there up into the late 1970s, performing such roles as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Alfonso XI of Castile in La favorite, Amonasro, the Count di Luna in Il trovatore, Czernikowski in Boris Godunov, Don Carlo in Ernani, Don Carlo di Vargas in La forza del destino, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Posa in Don Carlos, Scarpia in Tosca, Sonora in La fanciulla del West, Stárek in Jenůfa, and the title roles in Nabucco and Rigoletto. He also appeared in the world premieres of Ildebrando Pizzetti's Il calzare d'argento (1961, Benintende) and Guido Turchi's Il buon soldato Svejk (1962, the Marshal).