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Carlo Bergonzi

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1924
Year of Death: 2014

About Carlo Bergonzi:

Carlo Bergonzi (13 July 1924 – 25 July 2014) was an Italian operatic tenor. Although he performed and recorded some bel canto and verismo roles, he was above all associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, including a large number of the composer's lesser known works that he helped revive. Additionally, he sang more than forty other roles throughout his career. Bergonzi is considered one of the 20th century’s most distinguished operatic tenors.

Bergonzi was born in Polesine Parmense, near Parma in Northern Italy, on 13 July 1924. He was an only child. He later claimed he saw his first opera, Verdi’s Il trovatore, when he was six years old. He sang in church, and soon he began to appear in children's opera roles in Busseto, a nearby town. After he left school at age 11 he began working in a Parma cheese factory. His father worked there too, and Carlo often got into trouble for singing.

At the age of 16, he began his vocal studies as a baritone at Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma with Maestro Ettore Campogalliani.

During World War II, Bergonzi became involved in anti-Nazi activities and was interned in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1943. Two years later, he was freed by the Russians and walked 106 km in order to reach an American camp. However, while on his way, he drank unboiled water and contracted typhoid fever, from which he recovered within a year. After the war he returned to the Arrigo Boito Conservatory in Parma, weighing just over 36 kilograms (80 pounds).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
91Ridi Pagliaccio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
92Un grande spettacolo Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
93Nome di Dio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.06-3

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Tonio/Nedda
94Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
95Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Canio/Silvio/Nedda
96No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
97Vesti la giubba Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
98Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: T S Br T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
99Recitar! mentre preso dal delirio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
100Dio mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
101Niun mi tema Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
102Gia parmi udire il fremito Popularity:

Opera: ObertoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
103Basta basta o fedeli Popularity:

Opera: ObertoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cuniza/Riccardo
104Ciel che feci Popularity:

Opera: ObertoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
105Meco all'altar di venere Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione
106Vanne si mi lascia indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.27

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
107Forma ideal purissima Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Elena
108Dai campi dai prati Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
109Giunto sul passo estremo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
110Lontano lontano lontano Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Margherita
111Come splendido e grande Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
112O mio castel paterno Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rolla
113Francesco mio figlio Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Massimiliano/Carlo
114Destatevi o pietre Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
115Nell argilla maledetta Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
116Qui son essi Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Amalia/Massimiliano
117Quando io leggo in Plutarco Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
118Dio ti ringrazio Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amalia/Carlo
119Di ladroni attorniato Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
120Come il bacio d'un padre Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Massimiliano/Carlo
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