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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
1Le porpore regali e imperatrici Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca
2Forse la soglia attinse Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
3E lucevan le stelle Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
4Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo Popularity:

Opera: EdgarComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Come un bel di maggio Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
6Non maledirmi o prode Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
7Quanto e bella quanto e cara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
8Possente amor mi chiama Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
9Pietoso al lungo pianto Popularity:

Opera: Giorno di regno, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edoardo
10O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
11Dai campi dai prati Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
12Dio mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
13Dell esiglio nel dolore Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernani
14M'hai salvato Popularity:

Opera: Wally, LaComposer: CatalaniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Deserto sulla terra Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
16Principessa di morte Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
17Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
18O mio castel paterno Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rolla
19Cielo pietoso rendila Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gabriele
20Come poteva un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Sofia
21Recondita armonia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
22Celeste Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
23Cielo e mar Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo
24Giunto sul passo estremo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
25Questa o quella Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
26O tu che in seno agli angeli Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
27Lunge da lei Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo
28Odio solo ed odio atroce Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
29Ella mi fu rapita Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
30La pia materna mano Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
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