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Fernando Corena

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: 1916
Year of Death: 1984

About Fernando Corena:

Fernando Corena (22 December 1916 – 26 November 1984) was a Swiss bass who had a major international opera career from the late 1940s through the early 1980s. He enjoyed a long and successful career at the Metropolitan Opera between 1954 and 1978, and was a regular presence at the Vienna State Opera between 1963 and 1981. His repertoire encompassed both dramatic and comic roles in leading and secondary parts, mainly within Italian opera. He was highly regarded for his performances of opera buffa characters and is generally considered one of the greatest basso buffos of the post-war era. He was heralded as the true successor to comic Italian bass Salvatore Baccaloni, and in 1966 Harold C. Schonberg wrote in The New York Times that he was "the outstanding buffo in action today and the greatest scene stealer in the history of opera".

Fernando Corena was born in Geneva, Switzerland, to a Turkish father (the name was Korena) and an Italian mother. He studied theology at the Fribourg University, hoping to become a priest. After winning a vocal contest, he turned his attention to music. He first studied in his native Geneva, 1937-38. He was then noticed by Italian conductor Vittorio Gui, who encouraged him to complete his vocal studies in Milan, with Enrico Romani.

At the beginning of World War II, he returned to Switzerland, where he performed regularly on radio broadcasts, and made a few appearances at the Zurich Opera House.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zitto lascia ch'io senta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Masetto
2Voglio dire lo stupendo elisir Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Dulcamara
3Vo star con mia nipote Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Haly/Mustafà
4Viva viva il flagel delle donne Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Mustafà
5Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
6Viva il grande Kaimakan Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà
7Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
8Vien qua che chiasso! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton/Caius/Ford/Pistola
9Via da brava Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Norina/Don Pasquale
10Via caro sposino Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Don Pasquale
11Vi prego signorina Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Geronte/Manon/Dancing Master
12Venti scudi Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
13Venite signorina Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Rosina/Count
14Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
15Vedro mentr'io sospiro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
16Vediamo alla modista Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale
17Una tenera occhiatina Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
18Una due tre quattro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
19Una cuffietta a pizzi Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S Br B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
20Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
21Udite tutti udite Popularity:

Opera: Matrimonio Segreto, IlComposer: CimarosaAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Geronimo
22Tutto e disposto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
23Tutta qui la cantoria Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
24Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
25Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
26Tosca che non mi veda Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
27Toh toh poffare il mondo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.18

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melitone
28Ti presento di mia man Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella/Taddeo/Lindoro
29Son 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
30Son rinato or si parli Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Don Pasquale
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