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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
241Si corre voce che l'Etiope Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
242Tutta su me ti posa Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.01

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
243Principessa finalmente Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maurizio/Princess
244Odi tu come fremono cupi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Renato/Riccardo
245Quando io leggo in Plutarco Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
246No non e sogno Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
247Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
248Qui del padre ancor respira Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Enrico
249Che non m'inganna quel fioco lume Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
250Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
251Ah! per sempre o mio bell'angiol Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Leonora
252Ridarti il sol la vita! Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Enzo
253Finisci il vaticinio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.21

Type: septet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br S cA B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Ulrica/Silvano/Samuel/Tom
254Ah! che la morte ognora Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-2

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico
255Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
256Destatevi o pietre Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
257E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
258Francesco mio figlio Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Massimiliano/Carlo
259Io resto Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
260Ten va serenata Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.06

Type: Voice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Enzo/Laura
261Or lasciami al lavoro Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/Tosca
262Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

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

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
263Fontainebleau! Foresta immensa Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
264Ma dunque e vero Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
265Parla in tuo cor virgineo Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: Voice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele/Simon
266Che bosco e quello Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04?

Type: ensembleVoice: B Br S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
267Di quella pira Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
268Dio ti ringrazio Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amalia/Carlo
269Ave sera gentile Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Chevalier
270Cortese damigella il priego Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut
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