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Frank Guarrera

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 2007

About Frank Guarrera:

Frank Guarrera (December 3, 1923 – November 23, 2007) was an Italian-American lyric baritone who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera, singing with the company for a total of 680 performances. He performed 35 different roles at the Met, mostly from the Italian and French repertories, from 1948 through 1976. His most frequent assignments at the house were as Escamillo in Georges Bizet's Carmen, Marcello in Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème, Valentin in Charles Gounod's Faust, and Ping in Puccini's Turandot. He was also an admired interpreter of Mozart roles, establishing himself in the parts of both Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Most of the roles he portrayed were from the lyric repertoire, such as the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, but he also sang some heavier roles at the Met like Amonasro in Aïda, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West and Il conte di Luna in Il trovatore.

Although Guarrera did not possess as large of a voice as some of his fellow Met baritones, such as Leonard Warren and Robert Merrill, he managed to carve out a highly successful career for himself at the house through his charismatic stage presence, good looks, and well-focused lyrical tone. He sang at the Met during a "golden age of baritones" whose members also included Robert Weede, Tito Gobbi, Cornell MacNeil, Sherrill Milnes and Anselmo Colzani. The Times said that, "Frank Guarrera was a rare all-rounder, a singer whose competence, versatility, intelligence, good stage presence and the absence of inflated ideas of his own importance made him a valued colleague and the kind of stalwart company member that opera managers dream about."

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1A te l'estremo addio Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 0.03

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2A voi tutti salute! Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.20

Type: trio,choirVoice: Br T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio/Turiddu/Lola
3Ah! affe madamigella Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Geronte/Chevalier
4Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
5Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Ford
6Ah! che ne dite? Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
7Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
8Ah! non partite Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.29

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso/Fiordiligi
9Ah! per l'ultima volta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: T B S Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù/Ping/Pang/Pong
10Ah! poveretto me Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Alfonso/Ferrando
11Ai perigli della guerra Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Belcore
12Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
13Al ladro! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Ford/Pistola/Bardolfo
14Alerte alerte ou vous perdus Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Marguerite
15Alfine eccoci qua Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
16All'armi all'armi o Liguri Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: Voice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele/Simon
17Alla bella Despinetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: sextetVoice: B Br T S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
18Allons Siebel entrons la maison Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
19Alto fronte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina
20Amico abbiamo vinto! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo
21Andiam Belcore Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino/Belcore
22Ansia eterna crudel Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lescaut/Chevalier
23Appressati Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico
24Ave sera gentile Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Chevalier
25Basilio 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
26Beato voi, compar Alfio Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.09

Type: trioVoice: cA Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alfio/Santuzza
27Bella vita militar! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.29

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: B T S Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
28Bravo questa e costanza Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Alfonso/Guglielmo
29Bravo signor barbiere Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Figaro/Count
30Buona sera mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br T B cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Basilio/Rosina/Bartolo
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