FILIPPO DE STEFANO (1928 2006)
We mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Filippo De Stefano, tenor, and teacher to many accomplished singers of today.
Mr. De Stefanos career as a tenor spanned over 50 years; singing at the New York City Opera, Israel National Opera, The Stichting Haagse Volksopera, The Opera of Ferrara, Italy, Teatro Verdi in Padova, Italy and many other opera companies throughout the world.
He was also the tenor in the Paramount Picture Production of The Great Gatsby starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford.
Mr. De Stefano was the President and CEO of De Stefano Presents, Inc. and produced many successful opera performances in New York and Steubenville, Ohio. He left a beloved wife, Judith Lynn, who had always been his partner in music and the arts and who keeps the opera company up in his name sake.
Mr. De Stefano who had been an Army Staff Sergeant in the Korean War
was buried with high honors at Calverton, Long Island Cemetery, New York.