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Cornell MacNeil

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 2011

About Cornell MacNeil:

Cornell MacNeil (September 24, 1922 – July 15, 2011) was an American operatic baritone known for his exceptional voice and long career with the Metropolitan Opera, which spanned 642 performances in twenty-six roles. F. Paul Driscoll wrote in Opera News that he "was a great baritone in era of great baritones — Warren, Gobbi, Merrill, Milnes — and in the contemporary press, comparisons to his colleagues were frequent. But MacNeil's performances had singular musical richness, and moral and intellectual complexity that were his alone. MacNeil may have had rivals, but he had no equals."

MacNeil was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Among his teachers were Friedrich Schorr and Dick Marzollo. He debuted with various companies in the United States from 1953 (including the New York City Opera). In 1969 he became president of the American Guild of Musical Artists.

MacNeil's voice was notable for its huge size and volcanic top notes. Despite some vocal decline in the late 1970s, he maintained a high standard throughout his long career. Two of his most notable roles were the title role in Rigoletto, and Iago in Otello. MacNeil was a regular at the Metropolitan Opera. His debut was on March 21, 1959, as Rigoletto. Rigoletto was also the role he sang the most at the Met, 104 times, including the Met's first telecast of that opera in 1977, in the production by John Dexter.

MacNeil was also well known for the role of Baron Scarpia in Tosca, a role he sang 92 times at the Met between November 2, 1959 and December 5, 1987, which was his last performance with the company.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Where er you walk Popularity:

Opera: SemeleComposer: HandelAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
2Votre toast (Toreador Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo
3Die Frist ist um Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
4O Isis und Osiris Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
5Il padre tuo Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Luisa
6Ha piu forte sapore Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
7Cugino a che munito Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Silva
8Ogni cura si doni al diletto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Samuel/Tom
9A tal colpa e nulla il pianto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Renato
10Padre ricevi l'estremo addio Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: trio,finaleVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Rodolfo/Miller/Walter
11Il balen del suo sorriso Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
12O monumento Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba
13Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
14Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
15Lo vedremo o veglio audace Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
16Tu sul labbro dei veggenti Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
17Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
18Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.20

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
19Del futuro nel buio discerno Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
20Si vendetta Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
21Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
22Ecco mia figlia Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Luisa/Laura
23Oh! di qual onta aggravasi Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Abigaille
24Ed io venivo a lui Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
25Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
26Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
27Ah! di che fulgor che musiche Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: S Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar/Renato/Amelia/Samuel/Tom
28Viva Nabucco Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: quartetVoice: S B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Abigaille/Zaccaria/Ismaele/Nabucco
29Beato voi, compar Alfio Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.09

Type: trioVoice: cA Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alfio/Santuzza
30Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
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