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Cesare Valletti

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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
1Fredda ed immobile Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-2

Type: Voice: Br T B cA/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Bartolo/Rosina/Berta
2Ah! dimmi..dimmi io t'amo Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Linda
3E tu speri di togliere Isabella Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Lindoro
4Elvino! e me tu lasci Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
5Signore v'assista il cielo Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Ford/Pistola
6Benedette queste carte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Giannetta/Nemorino
7Suzel buon di Popularity:

Opera: Amico FritzComposer: MascagniAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fritz Kobus
8Domani appena aggiorni Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
9Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
10Che fai?..nulla Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
11Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
12Mille torbidi pensieri Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: sextetVoice: B S S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
13Eccomi a voi miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: Donna del lago, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles:
14Tutto e sciolto Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
15Ai perigli della guerra Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
16Fermi tutti nessun si mova Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio/Rosina/Count
17Compi o ciel la nostra speme Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.17

Type: quintetVoice: B cA T Br B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Prefect/Pierotto/Carlo/Antonio/Marquis
18L'imperial commissario Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Commissioner/Sharpless/Cio-Cio
19Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
20Mi par ch'oggi il demonio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Ottavio/Anna
21Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
22Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
23Annina donde vieni Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Annina/Violetta/Giorgio
24Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
25Siam pentiti e contriti Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Bardolfo/Pistola/Falstaff/Quickly
26Oh mattutini albori Popularity:

Opera: Donna del lago, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27Lisa mendace anch'essa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Teresa/Lisa/Rodolfo/Alessio
28Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
29Signor sargente Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giannetta/Belcore/Nemorino
30Ma e tempo d'assottigliar l'ingegno Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Pistola
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