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Franco Bonisolli

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1938
Year of Death: 2003

About Franco Bonisolli:

Franco Bonisolli (May 25, 1938 – October 30, 2003) was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, notably as Manrico and Calaf.

Bonisolli was born in Rovereto, Italy. He studied with Alfredo Lattaro, and, after winning an international voice contest, he made his debut in Spoleto, as Ruggero, in 1962. He quickly established himself throughout Italy, appearing first in lyric roles such as, Nemorino, Duca di Mantua, Alfredo, Rodolfo, des Grieux, Hoffmann, etc.

He took part in revivals of neglected opera such as La donna del lago, opposite Montserrat Caballé, and Le siège de Corinthe, opposite Beverly Sills, and took part in the creation of new works, such as La lampada di Alidino by Rota, and Luisilla by Mannino.

He began an international career in the early 1970s, with debut at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opéra, the Metropolitan Opera, etc., and began expanding his repertory to include more dramatic roles, notably Arnold, Don José, Manrico, Radames, Otello, Cavaradossi, Calaf, etc.

In his later career he became known for excessively long-held high notes (such as in "Di quella pira" and "Nessun dorma") and temperamental or bizarre behaviour, on and off stage. He caused a major scandal in 1978 when, after throwing his prop sword at the conductor Herbert von Karajan, furiously left the stage just before the famous cabaletta "Di quella pira" during a public dress rehearsal of Il Trovatore at the Vienna State Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
61Ecco l'altare Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea
62Fior di giaggiolo Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Mz T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lola/Turiddu/Santuzza
63Signor Chenier Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Andrea/Pietro/Maddalena
64Parlar non vuoi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.15

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
65E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
66Duchessa Duchessa tu m'appelli Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
67Oh! qual pallor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
68A voi tutti salute! Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.20

Type: trio,choirVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio/Turiddu/Lola
69Padre ricevi l'estremo addio Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: trio,finaleVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Rodolfo/Miller/Walter
70Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
71Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
72Della mia bella incognita Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
73Ah! se fosse intorno al trono Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito
74Quai grida intesi Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Rodolfo/Luisa
75Di ladroni attorniato Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
76Meno male! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
77Per l'ex inferno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B/Br Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mathieu/Bersi/Incredible
78Siam giunti ecco la torre Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Ruiz
79Al mio dire perdono Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Andrea/Comtesse
80Che orror che tradimento Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito
81Forse come la rondine Popularity:

Opera: Rondine, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Prunier
82Tu tu signor fra queste soglie Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Walter/Rodolfo
83Luisa non temer Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Miller/Luisa
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