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Clara Petrella

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1914
Year of Death: 1987

About Clara Petrella:

Clara Petrella (March 28, 1914 in Greco Milanese – November 19, 1987 in Milan) was an Italian operatic soprano, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, an outstanding singing-actress nicknamed the "Duse of Singers".

Born in a musical family, she was a descendant of composer Errico Petrella, and the niece of soprano Oliva Petrella. She studied first with her sister Micaela, and later with Giannina Russ. She made her debut in Alessandria, as Liu, in 1939.

She quickly sang throughout Italy, making her debut at La Scala in 1947, as Giorgetta in Il tabarro, she sang there regularly until 1962. She was particularly admired in the verismo repertory and contemporary works. She created many roles in opera by the following composers; Lodovico Rocca, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Renzo Rossellini.

Petrella had a beautiful spinto voice, combined with an explosive dramatic temperament, and she was compared to the great Italian actress Eleonora Duse. In the early 1950s, she made several recordings with Cetra, notably; Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Il tabarro, L'amore dei tre re, ZazĂ , and for Decca, she recorded Pagliacci. She also appeared on Italian television productions of Manon Lescaut and Il tabarro, in 1956.

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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
2Sola perduta abbandonata Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon
3Donna non vidi mai Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
4Silvio a quest ora Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Silvio
5Tu tu piccolo iddio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
6Tu tu amore tu? Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
7Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
8Stridono lassu Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda
9Una nave da guerra Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
10Piangea cantando Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
11Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
12Apri la tua finestra Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Osaka
13Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
14Dio ti giocondi o sposo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
15Nedda! Silvio! Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Silvio/Tonio
16Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
17E ben altro il mio sogno Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgetta
18Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
19Un di ero piccina Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iris
20Oh! saro la piu bella! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
21Ho fatto un triste sogno pauroso Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Tutta su me ti posa Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.01

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
23Che tua madre dovra prenderti Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
24So ben che difforme Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
25Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

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

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
26Come una mosca prigioniera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
27Nome di Dio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.06-3

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Tonio/Nedda
28Ansia eterna crudel Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier
29Decidi il mio destin Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silvio/Nedda
30Lescaut!..tu qui Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut/Manon/Sergeant
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