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Cesare Siepi

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 2010

About Cesare Siepi:

Cesare Siepi (10 February 1923 – 5 July 2010) was an Italian opera singer, generally considered to have been one of the finest basses of the post-war period. His voice was characterised by a deep, warm timbre, a full, resonant, wide-ranging lower register with relaxed vibrato, and a ringing, vibrant upper register. Although renowned as a Verdian bass, his tall, striking presence and the elegance of phrasing made him a natural for the role of Don Giovanni. He can be seen in that role on a famous 1954 film of the opera made during an edition of the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Born in Milan (his year of birth is debated between 1919 and 1923, though 1923 is given as official), he began singing as a member of a madrigal group. He often claimed to have been largely self-taught, having attended the music conservatory in his home city for just a short time. His operatic career was interrupted by World War II. After his debut in 1941 (in Schio, near Venice, as Sparafucile in Rigoletto), Siepi, an opponent of the fascist regime, fled to Switzerland.

After the end of the war his career immediately took off. Success as Zaccaria in Nabucco at La Fenice in Venice was followed by the first of many engagements at La Scala, Milan. His early engagements there were in the Verdi bass roles, the title role in Boito's Mefistofele under Arturo Toscanini, as Colline in La bohème, and in La Gioconda, La favorite, and I puritani.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
271Figlio diletto al padre Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
272Per la festa previen Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse
273Traditore! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Anna/Commendatore
274Ora posso morir tutto e compiuto Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.09-1

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Barnaba
275Per me del cielo Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand/Gaspar/Balthazar
276Chi siete? chiedo il superiore Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Melitone
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