Philip J. Maero (October 2, 1924 – August 25, 2003) was an American operatic baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory. He was born inNew York City. His family came from Piedmont, Northwest of Italy.
He studied voice first in New York City and later in Rome. He made his debut in Italy in 1951, on Italian Radio (RAI), where he sang as soloist for four years. HisCAREER was then abruptly interrupted when he contracted poliomyelitis. Once recovered, he successfully resumed his singingCAREER, appearing first mostly in concert.