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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
1Venga pur minacci Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
2Vendetta, rigore Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15-1

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

Roles: Amenaide/Argirio/Tancredi/Orbazzano/Isaura
3Va l'error mio palesa Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
4Tutta in voi la luce mia Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Giovanna
5Tu che i miseri conforti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isaura
6Trionfa, esulta, barbaro! Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isaura/Orbazzano
7Taci taci tropp'oltre vai Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Rochefort
8Son reo l'error confesso Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
9Si taciturna e mesta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna
10Quanti tormenti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: sceneVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide/Isaura
11Quale infausto orrendo Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15-2

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

Roles: Amenaide/Roggiero/Tancredi/Isaura/Argirio/Orbazzano
12Qual mesto suon Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S T cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Hervey/Smeton/Rochefort
13Perchè turbar la calma Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-2

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tancredi
14Per lui che adoro Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
15Pensa alla patria Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
16Pace, onore, fede, amore Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.01

Type: chorusVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isaura
17Infelice Tancredi! Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Roggiero/Isaura
18Gia dagli occhi il velo Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
19Ed ecco, o prodi Cavalier Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Argirio/Orbazzano/Isaura
20Eccomi al fine in Babilonia Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arsace
21E sgombro il loco Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
22E morte infame Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-2

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

Roles: Orbazzano/Tancredi/Argirio/Amenaide/Isaura
23Di tanti palpiti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
24Deh! placatevi con me Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
25Deh! non voler costringere Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
26Cruda sorte amor tiranno Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
27Coppia iniqua estrema vendetta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna
28Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
29Chiamo il mio ben cosi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
30Che faro senza Euridice Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
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