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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
181Forma ideal purissima Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Elena
182Legna! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
183Pur ti riveggo mia dolce Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Aida
184O Re pei sacri Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
185Mimì è una civetta Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
186E non giungono Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
187Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
188Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
189Signori oggi d'Ulrica Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
190Sperai tanto il delirio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
191Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
192Dove siam? Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Malcolm
193Le minaccie i fieri accenti Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo
194Non sai tu che se l'anima mia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo
195Amaro sol per te m'era il morire Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
196Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo Popularity:

Opera: EdgarComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
197Giorno di pianto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
198L'imperial commissario Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Commissioner/Sharpless/Cio-Cio
199Gran nuova gran nuova Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Rigoletto/Marullo
200Come il bacio d'un padre Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Massimiliano/Carlo
201Che non avrebbe il misero Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Foresto
202T'amo t'amo ripetilo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
203Vieni a mirar la cerula Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele
204M'hai salvato Popularity:

Opera: Wally, LaComposer: CatalaniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
205Eccomi prigioniero Popularity:

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
206Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
207L'onda de suoni mistici Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Ruiz
208Mal per me che m'affidai Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-2

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
209Oh!...Essa!...Musetta! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: sextet,choirVoice: T Br B Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Alcindoro/Musetta
210Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
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