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Bernadette Manca di Nissa

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Voice: Contralto
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1954

About Bernadette Manca di Nissa:

Bernadette Manca di Nissa (born 27 September 1954) is an Italian operatic contralto who has sung leading roles in the principal opera houses of Italy as well as internationally. She has appeared at La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence as well as at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Born in Cagliari and a descendant of a noble family, she studied singing privately and later at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Initially specializing in Baroque music and Rossini's works (Tancredi, Semiramide, L'Italiana in Algeri, La gazza ladra), she developed a wide-ranging repertoire that includes works by Monteverdi, Handel, Jommelli, Mozart, Gluck (Orfeo ed Euridice), Salieri, Donizetti, Verdi (Falstaff), Puccini, Stravinsky and the 20th-century composer Luigi Nono. She has appeared in the world premières of several of Nono's works, including Quando stanno morendo (1982), Guai ai gelidi mostri (1983), and Prometeo, Tragedia dell'ascolto (1984).

During the later years of her stage career, she also taught singing in master classes and courses at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Associazione Musicale Scaligera and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, amongst others. She retired from the stage in 2007, after which she has devoted herself to her teaching career.Nowadays, she is professor of Singing at Conservatorio di Cagliari

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Che faro senza Euridice Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
2Di tanti palpiti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Cruda sorte amor tiranno Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
4Per lui che adoro Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
5Venga pur minacci Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
6Va l'error mio palesa Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
7Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
8Ai capricci della sorte Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Isabella
9Pensa alla patria Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-3

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
10Deh! non voler costringere Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
11E sgombro il loco Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
12Tutta in voi la luce mia Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Giovanna
13Gia dagli occhi il velo Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
14Chiamo il mio ben cosi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
15Eccomi al fine in Babilonia Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arsace
16Deh! placatevi con me Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
17Tu che i miseri conforti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isaura
18Ah! che scordar non so Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tancredi
19Ah! parea che per incanto Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
20Qual mesto suon Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Hervey/Smeton/Rochefort
21Si taciturna e mesta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna
22Son reo l'error confesso Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
23Taci taci tropp'oltre vai Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Rochefort
24E morte infame Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/Mz T S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Orbazzano/Tancredi/Argirio/Amenaide/Isaura
25Quanti tormenti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: sceneVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide/Isaura
26Vendetta, rigore Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15-1

Type: sceneVoice: S T cA/Mz B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide/Argirio/Tancredi/Orbazzano/Isaura
27Perchè turbar la calma Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tancredi
28Ah se giusto, o ciel, tu sei Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.14-2

Type: quartetVoice: S T cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide/Argirio/Tancredi/Orbazzano
29Amici, cavalieri, al tempio Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz/T cA/Mz S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Argirio/Roggiero/Tancredi/Amenaide/Isaura
30Trionfa, esulta, barbaro! Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isaura/Orbazzano
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