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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
151Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
152Tu sul labbro dei veggenti Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
153Con tutta la sua boria Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly
154Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
155Alfine eccoci qua Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
156Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
157Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
158Buona sera mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br T B cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Basilio/Rosina/Bartolo
159Insomma mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
160Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
161Ah! ah questa e buona Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
162Ciel tu Rodrigo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
163Le jour va luire Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.04

Type: trioVoice: S B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Méphistophélès/Faust
164O patria o cara patria Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
165Che fia suonar di giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Enrico
166Dammi quel ferro Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
167Ferma crudele Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silva/Ernani/Elvira
168Nonnes qui reposez Popularity:

Opera: Robert le DiableComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Bertram
169Oh! ciel che tento? Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Rodolfo
170Ecco il tuo sposo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Lucia
171Ecco la marcia andiamo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Rosina
172E fia pur vero Elvino Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lisa/Elvino/Rodolfo/Alessio
173Oh! qual parlar fu il suo Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
174Il santo nome di Dio Signore Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guardiano
175Che imbarazzo e mai questo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna
176E cantan su lor tombe Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba/Gioconda
177Oh!...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
178Spunta l'aurora pallida Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Margherita
179Leporello ove sei? Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
180Viva la buona compagnia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Preziosilla/Mayor/Trabuco
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