Cesare Valletti

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 2000

About Cesare Valletti:

Cesare Valletti (December 18, 1922 - May 13, 2000) was an Italian operatic tenor, one of the leading tenore di grazia of the postwar era. He was much admired for his polished vocal technique, his musical refinement and elegance, and beauty of tone.

Valletti was born in Rome, where he studied music. He also studied privately with Tito Schipa. He made his debut in Bari, as Alfredo in La traviata, in 1947. He came to prominence in 1950, when he sang in Il turco in Italia, opposite Maria Callas, in Rome. In the same year he made his debut at La Scala in Milan, singing Fenton in Falstaff, a role he reprised when the company took the production to Covent Garden later that year.

In 1951 Valletti went to Mexico City to sing La traviata with Maria Callas. He also partnered her in the famous Visconti production of La sonnambula, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, at La Scala in 1955, and again in La traviata at Covent Garden in 1958.

In September 1953 he made his American debut at the San Francisco Opera in the title role of Werther, opposite Giulietta Simionato as Charlotte, and later that same year, in December, he debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, singing Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Other roles at the Met included Tamino, Almaviva, Nemorino, Ernesto, Alfredo, and des Grieux. His career at the Met ended abruptly in November 1960 when manager Rudolf Bing replaced Valletti, for no apparent reason, after dress rehearsal in a new production of L'elisir d'amore. Valletti left the Met and thereafter refused numerous offers to return.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
2Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
3De miei bollenti spiriti Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo
4Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
5Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
6Ecco ridente in cielo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
7Dalla sua pace Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
8Cessa di piu resistere Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.17-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
9Quanto e bella quanto e cara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
10Che fai?..nulla Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
11Com'e gentil Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
12Esulti pur la Barbara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
13Ah! fuyez douce image Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Chevalier
14Caro elisir sei mio Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
15Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
16Povero Ernesto Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
17Se il mio nome saper Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
18Cheti cheti immantinente Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Don Pasquale
19Languir per una bella Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro
20Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
21Suzel buon di Popularity:

Opera: Amico FritzComposer: MascagniAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fritz Kobus
22Alfredo Alfredo di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
23Tornami a dir che m'ami Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Ernesto
24Mi par d'esser con la testa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.27

Type: Voice: cA/Mz B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Basilio/Count/Figaro
25Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
26Contro un cor che accende amore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
27Firenze e come un albero fiorito Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinuccio
28Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
29Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fenton/Nannetta/Alice
30Venti scudi Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
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