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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
331De miei bollenti spiriti Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo
332A voi tutti salute! Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.20

Type: trio,choirVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio/Turiddu/Lola
333Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
334Ma dunque e vero Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
335Andiam Belcore Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino/Belcore
336Caro elisir sei mio Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
337Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
338Esulti pur la Barbara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
339Benedette queste carte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Giannetta/Nemorino
340Chi parla chi parla Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: T TLanguage: Italian

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341Ah! si ch'io senta ancora Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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342Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

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343Oh! miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: Voice: B S T Br TLanguage: Italian

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344Pondo e letal martiro Popularity:

Opera: Giovanna d'ArcoComposer: VerdiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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345M'appari, tutt'amor Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

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346Io conosco un giardino Popularity:

Opera: MaristellaComposer: PietriAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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347O inferno Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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348Eccomi prigioniero Popularity:

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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349Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo Popularity:

Opera: EdgarComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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350Vivra contende il giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

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351No non e sogno Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B Br S TLanguage: Italian

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352M'hai salvato Popularity:

Opera: Wally, LaComposer: CatalaniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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