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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
1Alzati la tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
2Duchessa Duchessa tu m'appelli Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
3Meno male! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
4Gran Dio! Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
5Che faranno i vecchi miei Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jake Wallace
6Che si vuol Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ismaele
7O Re pei sacri Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
8Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
9Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.20

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
10Qui nulla s'attenta Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Luisa
11Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
12Del futuro nel buio discerno Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
13Si vendetta Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
14A voi tutti salute! Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.20

Type: trio,choirVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio/Turiddu/Lola
15Il foglio dunque Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
16O meco incolume Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Wurm
17Radames Radames Radames! Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
18La rivedra nell'estasi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
19Suoni la tromba Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
20Chi mi toglie il regio scettro Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
21Possente Ftha Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
22Lo vidi e il primo palpito Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa
23Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
24Plebe Patrizi Popolo! Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon
25Dall aule raggianti di vano Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
26D'una grazia vi supplico Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Br B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom/Amelia
27Tu tu signor fra queste soglie Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Walter/Rodolfo
28Deh! non parlare al misero Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
29E grave il sacrifizio Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
30Vien la Duchessa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Federica
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