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Barbara Marchisio

Singer details:

Voice: Contralto
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1919

About Barbara Marchisio:

Barbara Marchisio (6 December 1833 – 19 April 1919) was an Italian operatic contralto and one of Rossini's favorite singers. She was known for her excellent technique and a voice which possessed both agility and a very wide extension which allowed her to sing roles in the soprano range.

She was born in Turin into a family of musicians. Her younger sister Carlotta Marchisio was a noted soprano and their brother Antonino was a composer. Their father was a piano maker in the city. Both Barbara and Carlotta Marchisio trained as singers in Turin with Carlotta Marchionni. Barbara made her stage debut as Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma in Vicenza in 1856. After her sister's debut in 1857, they frequently appeared together, singing leading contralto and soprano roles in Paris (at the Théâtre-Italien) as well as in Brussels, Berlin, Moscow, St Petersburg, and various theatres in Great Britain.

In her later years she became a singing teacher at the Naples Conservatory and also taught privately. Amongst her pupils were Toti Dal Monte and Rosa Raisa. She died in Mira, a small town on the outskirts of Venice at the age of 85.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Barbara Marchisio

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Un bel di vedremo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
2Una voce poco fa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
3Quel guardo il cavaliere Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina
4O luce di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
5D'amor sull'ali rosee Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
6Ernani involami Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
7Sul fil d'un soffio etesio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta
8Chiamera Butterfly dalla lontana Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
9Tornami a dir che m'ami Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Ernesto
10Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
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