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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
61Questo Mar Rosso Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: trioVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline
62Via da brava Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Norina/Don Pasquale
63Pace mio dolce tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Figaro
64Ei corregge ogni difetto Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.16

Type: aria,choir,finaleVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Adina/Nemorino/Belcore
65Possente Ftha Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
66Cosa stai misurando Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
67Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
68Ogni cura si doni al diletto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Samuel/Tom
69Or bene ascolta e taci Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
70Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
71Qua la mano giovinotto Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Nemorino
72Eh! via buffone Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni
73Meta di voi qua vadano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
74Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
75Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
76Io scendo al piano Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
77Ah! pieta Signori miei Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
78Ola Pang ola Pong Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
79Zitto lascia ch'io senta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Masetto
80Obbligato obbligato Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.14-2

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Nemorino
81Ai perigli della guerra Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
82Oh! che muso che figura Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.21

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella
83Mi par ch'oggi il demonio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Ottavio/Anna
84Vediamo alla modista Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale
85Ehi! Taverniere! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
86Voglio dire lo stupendo elisir Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Dulcamara
87Mimì è una civetta Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
88Son rinato or si parli Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Don Pasquale
89Si morir ella de Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvise
90Ora mi sento meglio Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Bartolo
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