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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
301Per l'ex inferno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Bersi/Incredible
302E il tuo nocchiere or la fuga Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Laura/Enzo
303Scritti nel ciel gia sono Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.09-1

Type: quintet,choirVoice: S T Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino/Teresa/Alessio/Lisa
304Vespa rospo maledetto! Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Suzuki/Cio-Cio
305E fia vero? Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Fernand
306D'una grazia vi supplico Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Br B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom/Amelia
307Viva il Conte! Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04-1

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
308Ah! di che fulgor che musiche Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: S Br S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar/Renato/Amelia/Samuel/Tom
309Creonte a me solo un giorno Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Néris/Jason
310Cortese damigella il priego Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut
311Che novita Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
312Dispettosetto questo riccio Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
313Il Conte di Sassonia Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.04

Type: sextetVoice: T S Br B T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Major/Adriana/Michonnet/Prince/Maurizio/Princess
314Quest ultimo bacio che il pianto Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.08-2

Type: trioVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Laura/Gioconda/Enzo
315Pane pan per carita Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16

Type: choirVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla
316Nella guerra e la follia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17

Type: ensemble,choirVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla
317Il giorno intorno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo/Comtesse
318Salve o Re Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
319Radames Radames Radames! Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
320Vedi le fosche notturne spoglie Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
321Ella e morta Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08

Type: choir,duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady-in-waiting
322Soffoco moro tutta Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Bersi/Comtesse/Pietro
323Mio padre Dio mia Gilda! Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
324O sventurata Ifigenia Popularity:

Opera: Iphigénie en TaurideComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: S/Mz SLanguage: French

Roles: Iphigénie/Diane
325Basilio in traccia tosto di Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Cherubino/Basilio
326Perfida! e in quella forma meco mentia Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Cherubino/Rosina
327Vi prego signorina Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Geronte/Manon/Dancing Master
328Son vane qui minacce Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jason/Médée
329Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
330Che bosco e quello Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04?

Type: ensembleVoice: B Br S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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