Gregorio Fiasconaro () was a bariton, opera director, film actor and the first director of the University of Cape Town's Opera School.
Born in Castelbuono, Sicily, and made his debut as a singer in the children's choir in La Bohéme. His career was interrupted when he became a pilot for Italy during World War II, and was shot down over East Africa and taken to South Africa as a prisoner of war. He married Mabel Marie, a South African woman from Pietermaritzburg, whom he had met while interred, and settled in Cape Town as a singer and teacher, where he was eventually appointed professor of music at the University of Cape Town. They had one son, Marcello Fiasconaro.
Among his many awards are a Nederburg-award for Opera in 1979 and a "Commendatore" from the Republic of Italy in 1984.
He died in Cape Town in 1994.
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