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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
151Voglio dire lo stupendo elisir Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Dulcamara
152Oh Dio! Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-1

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
153Liberamente or piangi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Odabella
154Qui di sposa eterna fede Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Edgardo
155Che avvien? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
156Non sono in vena! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
157Si sente meglio? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì
158Vittoria Vittoria! Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-3

Type: trio,choirVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
159Sotto una quercia parvemi Popularity:

Opera: Giovanna d'ArcoComposer: VerdiAct: 0.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo VII
160Prima che d'altri vivere Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.17

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Azucena
161Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
162No non udrai rimproveri Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13-3

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Alfredo
163Mercé diletti amici Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernani
164Credo a una possanza arcana Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
165E scherzo od e follia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.20

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Ulrica/Riccardo
166Come splendido e grande Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
167Ah! morir potessi adesso Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernani/Elvira
168Di destarlo per tempo il Re Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macduff
169Non maledirmi o prode Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
170Si la stanchezza m'opprime Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
171Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
172Dell esiglio nel dolore Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernani
173Vieni o diletta appressati Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Aida/Radames
174All infelice veglio Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Foscari
175Signor sargente Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giannetta/Belcore/Nemorino
176Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
177Pietoso al lungo pianto Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edoardo
178C'è Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
179Chi è là Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
180O inferno Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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