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Fiorenza Cossotto

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Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1935

About Fiorenza Cossotto:

Fiorenza Cossotto (born April 22, 1935) is an Italian mezzo-soprano. She is considered by many to be one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of the 20th century.

Born on April 22, 1935 in Crescentino, Province of Vercelli, Italy, Cossotto attended the Turin Academy of Music and studied with Mercedes Llopart. She made her operatic debut as Sister Matilde in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957 at La Scala in Milan. Her international debut was at the 1958 Wexford Festival as Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1959 as Neris in Cherubini's Médée, with Maria Callas in the title role. A 1962 performance of the lead in La favorita at La Scala led to wider fame and she made her American debut in the same role in 1964 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968.

Altogether, between the seasons of 1967–68 and 1988–89, Cossotto gave 148 performances at the Met (exclusively leading roles). She was considered an expert in portrayals of major mezzo/contralto roles in mid-19th-century Italian opera such as Favorita (La favorita), Amneris (Aida), Azucena (Il trovatore), Eboli (Don Carlos), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Maddalena (Maddalena), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera) and Laura (La Gioconda). She also portrayed Carmen, Mozart's Cherubino, Urbain in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, Bellini's Romeo and Marfa in Khovantschina.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ah! non io non io v'offria Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
2Cara Giulia alfin ti vedo Popularity:

Opera: Giorno di regno, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: sextetVoice: T Mz B Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edoardo/Giulietta/Barone/Belfiore/Rocca
3A lui vivo la tomba Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
4Nella guerra e la follia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla
5Fine al rito Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
6Sta bene Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mayor/Preziosilla/Carlo
7Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
8Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
9Vieni e in me riposa Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-3

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo/Giulietta
10Sul suo capo aggravi un Dio Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanna
11Regna il sonno su tutti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
12D'Amenaide ecco il soggiorno Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 1.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz Mz/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tancredi/Roggiero
13Oh! rimembranza Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
14Figli miei miei tresor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
15Tutto e sciolto Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
16Voi lo sapete, o mamma Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,duetVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Santuzza/Lucia
17In Elvezia non v'ha Rosa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.02

Type: duet,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alessio/Lisa
18Splendon piu belle in ciel Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar
19Bravo che bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino
20Elvino! e me tu lasci Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
21Vieni sul crin ti piovano Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
22E decisa la lite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S B-Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Count/Bartolo
23Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
24Giusto Dio che umile adoro Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide
25O don fatale o don crudel Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
26Ecco l'orrido campo ove s'accoppia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia
27Chi sei tu, che ardi sei Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tebaldo/Romeo
28Ciel! mio Padre! Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
29Il cenno mio di la con essi attendi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato
30E Susanna non vien.. Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
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