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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
241Oh! ciel che tento? Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Rodolfo
242Elvino! e me tu lasci Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
243Deh! rallentate o barbari Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Count
244Come una mosca prigioniera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
245S'ei t'aborre io t'amo ancora Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Anna
246Sei splendida e lucente Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
247E la morte un ben supremo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
248Ne compi il rito o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Clotilde/Pollione
249Del fiero duol che il cor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Néris
250Oh! qual parlar fu il suo Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
251In Elvezia non v'ha Rosa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.02

Type: duet,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alessio/Lisa
252Chi voi siate l'audace parola Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19-1

Type: Voice: cA T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar
253Bella speranza invero Popularity:

Opera: Giorno di regno, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.16-1

Type: trioVoice: Mz T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta/Edoardo/Marchesa
254Ridarti il sol la vita! Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Enzo
255Che imbarazzo e mai questo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna
256Il Principe di Bouillon Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.02

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

Roles: Michonnet/Quinault/Poisson/The Abbé/Prince/Jouvenot/Dangeville
257Spunta l'aurora pallida Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Margherita
258Viva la buona compagnia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Preziosilla/Mayor/Trabuco
259Ve' se di notte qui colla sposa Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S B B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Samuel/Tom/Renato
260Me chiami o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adalgisa/Norma
261Pietoso al par del Nume Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.09

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Fernand
262Deh! con te li prendi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
263Sta bene Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mayor/Preziosilla/Carlo
264Ah! triste canto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
265Vieni in Roma ah vieni Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.16

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
266Ah! vorrei trovar parole Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.09-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Amina
267Chi ti salva sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
268Comare Santa Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Santuzza/Alfio
269Sangue a me quell ombra Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
270Pieta ti prenda del mio dolor Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amneris
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