Opera Quiz: Bastianini, MacNeil, Elvira – Which Baritone Was It?

By David Salazar

Singers sharing birthdays is quite coming. Seeing three singers of the same exact voice type with similar repertoire sharing birthday? Rare. Seeing two of those very baritones, often considered among the greatest ever, born on the same exact day? Rarer still.

And yet here we are. Ettore Bastianini and Cornell MacNeil were born on the same day, and Pablo Elvira, another baritone, shares a birthday with those titans. All three men enjoyed exemplary careers. So here is a quiz to dive into how their paths as opera stars crossed.


Opera Quiz