The Metropolitan Opera Presents
Roderigo / A Captain / A Judge / A herald / Borsa / Don Riccardo / Ein Offizer / Federico / First Commissioner / Gherardo / Heinrich der Schreiber / Il Tinca / Innkeeper / Sergeant / Tinca / Trojan Soldiers / Waiter / Young Servant
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[interview with Time magazine in 2004] A singer onstage in the moments before he opens his mouth is the loneliest person in the world. You never know what's going to come out.
His most frequent roles were the Innkeeper in Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" (159 times); the henchman Ruiz in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" (141 times), and Gastone in Verdi's "La Traviata", which he played 136 times.