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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
1Piangea cantando Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
2Gia nella notte densa Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
3Dio ti giocondi o sposo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
4Vedrai piccolo amor Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-3

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
5Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
6Che tua madre dovra prenderti Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
7Vespa rospo maledetto! Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Suzuki/Cio-Cio
8Ora a noi sedete qui Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
9Cortese damigella il priego Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut
10Dispettosetto questo riccio Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
11Tutta su me ti posa Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.01

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
12Tu tu amore tu? Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
13Dolce notte! Quante stelle Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
14Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
15Ansia eterna crudel Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier
16Quanto cielo quanto mar Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-1

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
17E ben altro il mio sogno Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgetta
18In quelle trine morbide Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon
19Donna non vidi mai Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
20Io scendo al piano Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
21Oh! saro la piu bella! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
22Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Una nave da guerra Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
24Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
25Tu tu piccolo iddio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
26Lescaut!..tu qui Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut/Manon/Sergeant
27Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
28Vedete? Io son fedele parola mia Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
29Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
30Due cose potrei far Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
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