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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
31E dessa Dei come bella Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
32Gia nella notte densa Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
33Oh! saro la piu bella! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
34Silvio a quest ora Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Silvio
35Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
36Dio ti giocondi o sposo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
37Una nave da guerra Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
38Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
39Tu tu piccolo iddio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
40Lescaut!..tu qui Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut/Manon/Sergeant
41Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
42In pure stille gaie scintille Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iris
43Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

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

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
44E allor perche di Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silvio/Nedda
45Vedete? Io son fedele parola mia Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon
46Manon!..Des Grieux! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier/Lamplighter
47Stridono lassu Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda
48Due cose potrei far Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08-2

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
49Ieri son salita tutta sola Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
50Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
51Come una mosca prigioniera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
52Oh! come al tuo sottile corpo Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct:

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Osaka/Iris
53Cio Cio San Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-4

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
54Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
55Sola perduta abbandonata Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon
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