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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
1Nedda! Silvio! Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Silvio/Tonio
2Gia nella notte densa Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
3Donna non vidi mai Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
4Stridono lassu Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda
5Dolce notte! Quante stelle Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
6Sei la credea Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
7Ho fatto un triste sogno pauroso Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Apri la tua finestra Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Osaka
9Di fare il segno convenuto Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.04-1

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Tonio/Beppe
10Quanto cielo quanto mar Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-1

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11Pagliacci mio marito Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda
12Oh! saro la piu bella! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
13Nome di Dio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.06-3

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Tonio/Nedda
14Angele Dei Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.15

Type: Voice: Br S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba/Gioconda/La Cieca
15Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
16Lescaut!..tu qui Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut/Manon/Sergeant
17Io scendo al piano Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
18O Luigi Luigi Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tinca
19Dio ti giocondi o sposo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
20Decidi il mio destin Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silvio/Nedda
21Vedete? Io son fedele parola mia Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
22Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

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

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
23E dessa Dei come bella Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
24Cio Cio San Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-4

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
25Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
26Tu tu amore tu? Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
27Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
28So ben che difforme Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
29Un di ero piccina Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iris
30Come una mosca prigioniera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
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