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Donald Gramm

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Voice: Bass-baritone
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Year of Birth: 1927
Year of Death: 1983

About Donald Gramm:

Donald John Gramm (February 26, 1927 – June 2, 1983) was an American bass-baritone whose career was divided between opera and concert performances. His appearances were primarily limited to the United States, which at the time was unusual for an American singer. John Rockwell of The New York Times described Gramm as follows: "He had an unusually rich, noble tone, and although its volume may not have been large, it penetrated even the biggest theaters easily. Technically, he could handle bel-canto ornamentation fluently. But his real strengths lay in his aristocratic musicianship (impeccable phrasing that he polished by accompanying himself at the piano, and an easy command of five languages) and his instinctive acting." Among the most notable of his many operatic roles were the title role in Verdi's Falstaff, Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper in Berg's Lulu.

Gramm was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of German ancestry with the surname Grambsch, which he later changed to Gramm. He received his early musical training at the Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music (1933–1944) and sang his operatic debut at age 17 at Chicago's Eighth Street Theater as Raimondo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. He later studied at the Chicago Musical College and with Martial Singher.

Donald Gramm lived for over 25 years, until his death, with his life partner Donald Dervin in New York City. They shared two connected brownstones on Park Avenue with the renown theatrical and arts philanthropist, Robert L. B. Tobin. They also spent time at their houses in Connecticut and Santa Fe, where he performed with the Santa Fe Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ah! taci ingiusto core Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.02-1

Type: trioVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Elvira
2Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
3Qual cor tradisti Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.16

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
4Sola sola in buio loco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

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

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
5Come si grave scorno soffrir Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: recitative,quartetVoice: S B B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Selim/Don Geronio/Narciso
6Guerrieri a voi venirne Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
7Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
8Ah! segnata e la mia sorte Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.26-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Mz cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Enrico/Giovanna/Smeton/Percy
9Ah! pensate che rivolti Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
10E finita Don Pasquale Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Norina
11Eccoli attenti bene Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Dr Malatesta/Norina
12Son nov'ore Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale
13In quali eccessi o numi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
14Non abbiate paura Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Norina/Don Pasquale
15S'ei t'aborre io t'amo ancora Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Anna
16Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
17Via da brava Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Norina/Don Pasquale
18Sei tu confuso Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto
19Due parole ancor di volo Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Ernesto
20Monsieur Werther Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli/Charlotte/Sophie
21Ei tornera Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Clotilde
22Signorina in tanta fretta Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Norina
23Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
24Assez..assez Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Bailli
25Misericordia! Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Norina/Don Pasquale
26Pria di partir signore Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Don Pasquale/Dr Malatesta/Norina
27Son tradito son tradito Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.13-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Ernesto/Dr Malatesta/Norina
28Deh! non volerli vittime Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
29Bravo pour les enfants Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann/Bailli
30Siamo intesi Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Ernesto
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