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Claudio DesdÃ¨ri (9 April 1943 â€“ 30 June 2018) was an Italian baritone and conductor.
Born in Alessandria, son of Ettore Desderi, he made his debut in 1969 as Gaudenzio in Rossini's Il signor Bruschino in Edinburgh. A versatile baritone, he preferred comic roles.
He was artistic director of the Pisa Teatro Verdi from 1991 to 1998, of the Turin Teatro Regio from 1999 to 2001 and superintendent of the Palermo Teatro Massimo from 2002 to 2003, the latter of which he brought to economic and cultural revival.
In addition to his activities as singer and director of opera companies, from the early 1990s he also worked as a conductor.
DesdÃ¨ri died in Florence at age 75.