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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
1Donna per noi terribile Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Luisa
2Padre m'abbraccia Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Walter
3Di mi chiedeste Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Rodolfo
4Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Canio/Silvio/Nedda
5Tu tu signor fra queste soglie Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Walter/Rodolfo
6Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
7Ferma ed ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Miller
8O meco incolume Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Wurm
9Fra mortali ancora oppressa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Rodolfo/Walter/Luisa
10L'offeso onor Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silva
11Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
12Ella e pura in braccio a morte Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.19-2

Type: sextetVoice: T S S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Amelia/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
13D'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
14Cugino a che munito Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Silva
15Ah! torna Israello Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
16Il foglio dunque Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
17S'oda or me Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br Mz B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Fenena/Zaccaria/High priest
18Furibondo Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ismaele/Zaccaria
19Dunque 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
20Pallida mesta sei Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Miller
21Vien la Duchessa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Federica
22Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

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

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
23Che mai narrasti Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Wurm
24Qui nulla s'attenta Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Luisa
25E questo il loco Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Don Riccardo
26Seguitemi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom
27Ed io venivo a lui Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
28Deh! perdona deh! perdona Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Abigaille
29Dall aule raggianti di vano Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
30Il padre tuo Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Wurm/Luisa
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