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Georg Ots

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Estonian
Year of Birth: 1920
Year of Death: 1975

About Georg Ots:

Georg Ots (21 March 1920 – 5 September 1975) was an Estonian singer and actor.

Before studying singing with the Estonian baritone Aleksander Arder in Yaroslavl in the rear of the Eastern Front, where a cultural center for evacuated Estonians had been established, Ots was a young Navy Officer who had escaped a sinking ship and was taken prisoner in Russia. He was released a year later, and on his return home, he auditioned for a place at the conservatory in Tallinn. At the same time, he became a member of the chorus at the Estonia Theatre in Tallinn. His solo opera debut was a small part in Eugene Onegin (1944). He soon became one of the most revered singers in Estonia and Finland and was also admired and loved all over Russia.

Ots often performed in many major opera houses of the former Soviet Union, being especially cherished at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. His repertoire included the roles of Eugene Onegin, Yeletzky, Escamillo, Renato, Don Giovanni, Papageno, Rigoletto, Iago, Porgy, Figaro, and the title role in Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon. Ots sang in Estonian, Russian, Finnish, German, Italian and French, and was fluent in all six languages. Ots's most famous role, with which he is often identified with, was the leading character in Anton Rubinstein's opera The Demon. The libretto of The Demon is based on Mikhail Lermontov's famous epic poem, once banned because of its plotline which involves a misalliance between a dark angel and a Georgian princess. Georg Ots' interpretation of the angel mesmerized audiences and received rapturous reviews, making Lermontov's controversial poem even more famous.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
2Non piu andrai Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
3Papagena Papagena Papagena! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
4Fin ch'han dal vino Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
5Di provenza il mar il suol Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Alfredo
6Song of India Popularity:

Opera: SadkoComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Russian

7Dove sei? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
8Cheti cheti immantinente Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dr Malatesta/Don Pasquale
9Pari siamo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
10Alzati la tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
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