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Brigitte Fassbaender

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1939

About Brigitte Fassbaender:

Brigitte Fassbaender (German pronunciation: ; born 3 July 1939), is a German mezzo-soprano opera singer and a stage director. From 1999 to 2012 she was intendant (managing director) of the Tyrolean State Theatre in Innsbruck, Austria. She holds the title Kammersängerin from the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Vienna Staatsoper.

Fassbaender was born in Berlin, the daughter of screen actress Sabine Peters and the baritone, Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender. The family settled in Nuremberg after World War II. She spent her early career in Munich.

Fassbaender studied singing with her father, at the Nuremberg Conservatory. She joined the Bavarian State Opera in 1961, where her first leading role was Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann. Fassbaender sang Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) in Munich, in 1967, the role that launched her international career. In 1971, she sang at Covent Garden and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1974. Fassbaender's first love was not music, but theatre. "I was obsessed by the theatre and wanted to be an actress like my mother."

In addition to her operatic work, Fassbaender has performed in the concert hall as a Lieder singer and in movies, singing the role of Prince Orlofsky in the 1984 film production of Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Her recordings range from operas, vocal works with orchestra, to Lieder, including Schubert's 'Winterreise' and 'Schwanengesang', oratorios such as Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah, and also speaking roles after her retirement from singing. She has appeared in numerous televised opera productions now available on DVD, such as her signature roles Octavian and Orlofsky, both conducted by her frequent collaborator Carlos Kleiber.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
151Viva viva il buon gusto Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anchise/Ramiro/Serpetta/Roberto/Violante
152Son reo l'error confesso Popularity:

Opera: Mitridate, Re di PontoComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Farnace
153Wird Philomele trauern Popularity:

Opera: Abu HassanComposer: WeberAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Fatime
154Ma nipote mia cara Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S T Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anchise/Violante/Arminda/Belfiore/Ramiro/Serpetta/Roberto
155Zum treuen Freunde geh Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Harriet
156Non ve piu tempo Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando
157La commedia e graziosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
158Ramiro orsu Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Arminda
159Sappi Arminda ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arminda/Ramiro
160Ah! che son stato un sciocco Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anchise/Arminda/Ramiro
161Sarei felice appieno Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro
162Io per me non capisco Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto
163Non fuggirmi spietata Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Arminda
164Oh! poveretto me Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anchise/Roberto/Ramiro/Serpetta
165Numi! Che incanto e questo Popularity:

Opera: Finta giardiniera, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: septet,finaleVoice: T S S T Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anchise/Violante/Arminda/Belfiore/Ramiro/Serpetta/Roberto
166No son tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: Voice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
167Lieto del dolce incarco Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03-1

Type: sceneVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo/Tebaldo/Capellio
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