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Ettore Bastianini

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1922
Year of Death: 1967

About Ettore Bastianini:

Ettore Bastianini (September 24, 1922 – January 25, 1967) was an Italian opera singer who was particularly associated with the operas of the bel canto tradition.

Born in Siena, Bastianini first began performing at fifteen while apprenticed to a pastry chef, Gaetano Vanni, who discovered his vocal talent and encouraged him to join the choir of his hometown's cathedral. Between 1937 & 1938, he sang bass during Masses and religious functions at the church. In 1939 he began singing lessons under Fathima and Anselmo Ammanati, who continued training him as a bass. He sang his first professional concerts in 1940 & 1941 in Asciano and Siena at the Fortezza Medicea and Teatro dei Rozzi. In 1942 he won first prize in the 6th National Singing Contest at the Teatro Comunale Florence, but was soon drafted into the Italian Air Force which prevented him from immediately enjoying the scholarship accompanying the prize.

After serving in the Italian Air Force between 1943 & 1944 toward the end of World War II, Bastianini resumed his career. On January 28, 1945, in a Siena concert, he sang the bass arias "Vecchia zimarra" from Puccini's La bohème and "La Calunnia" from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. That November, he made his operatic debut as Colline in La bohème at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna. His only son, Jago, was born in 1945.

In 1946, Bastianini was finally able to enjoy the scholarship he'd won four years earlier and began studying at the Teatro Comunale, Florence. He sang in recitals there alongside other future opera greats like Mirto Picchi, Fedora Barbieri and Rolando Panerai. That same year, he appeared in numerous operas with smaller Italian opera houses such as the Teatro Verdi in Florence. Among his roles that year were his first performances of Zio Bonzo in Madama Butterfly, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Sparafucile in Rigoletto.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
301Regna la notte ancor Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Lida/Rolando
302Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Parpignol/Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello
303Sei tu sei tu bell adorata Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Eboli
304O magnanima e prima Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
305Rodolfo m'ama e mi fugge Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
306Lieta sorpresa Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.04

Type: sextetVoice: S B T S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Quinault/Poisson/Jouvenot/Dangeville/Michonnet
307Inoltra il pie Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Callistene/Severo
308Ah! ben vi scorgo Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rolando/Arrigo
309Piu s'indugia Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolina/Callistene/Severo
310Arranci, datteri! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: quartet,choirVoice: Br Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Schaunard/Rodolfo/Mimì
311Vittoria Vittoria Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: quartetVoice: S Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lida/Imelda/Arrigo/2nd Consul
312Figlio deh vien Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
313Se ancor di me vi sovvenite Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo
314Orsu Fernando ascoltami Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.11

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

Roles: Alphonse/Léonor/Gaspar/Inès/Fernand/Balthazar
315E quella dama al certo Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Princess/Adriana/Prince/Michonnet
316Signor Abate Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michonnet/The Abbé/Adriana/Maurizio
317T'amai t'amai qual angelo Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Lida
318Vi cogliam Conte sul fatto Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Prince/The Abbé/Maurizio
319Quest alma e troppo debole Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolina/Severo
320Altro de nostri e questo Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: quartetVoice: B B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Renato/Oscar
321Sua Grandezza la Miseria Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
322La notte il giorno portiamo Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-2

Type: choirVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Comtesse
323Le mie possenti squadre Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: quartetVoice: B T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federico/Arrigo/Rolando/Mayor
324Qual tumulto! Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alphonse/Balthazar
325Lida Lida ove corri Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: trioVoice: Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imelda/Lida/Rolando
326Giulive trombe Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Rolando/1st Consul/2nd Consul
327Tu m'appellavi Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Rolando
328Giuriam d'Italia por fine Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
329Per la salvata Italia Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Lida/Rolando/Imelda
330O pastorelle addio Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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