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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
1Il balen del suo sorriso Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
2Sacra la scelta e d'un consorte Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller
3Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
4Dio di Giuda! Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
5Lo vedremo o veglio audace Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
6Pari siamo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
7Alla vita che t'arride Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
8Te deum Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
9Minnie dalla mia casa son partito Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jack Rance
10Ah! per sempre io ti perdei Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
11Ah! fu giusto il mio sospetto Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller
12Gran Dio! Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
13O monumento Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barnaba
14Alzati la tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
15Plebe Patrizi Popolo! Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon
16Ah! torna Israello Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
17Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
18Chi mi toglie il regio scettro Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
19Il cavallo scalpita Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.08

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio
20Son pur queste mie membra Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
21Io tenni la promessa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.16

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
22Che faranno i vecchi miei Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jake Wallace
23Cortigiani vil razza dannata Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
24Cugino a che munito Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Silva
25Suoni la tromba Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
26Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
27Signor va non ho niente Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
28Dunque l'onta di tutti sol una Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Tom/Samuel
29Siam soli Udite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom
30D'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
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