Giovanni Martinelli

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1969

About Giovanni Martinelli:

Giovanni Martinelli (October 22, 1885 – February 2, 1969) was an Italian operatic tenor. He was associated with the Italian lyric-dramatic repertory, although he performed French operatic roles to great acclaim as well. Martinelli was one of the most famous tenors of the 20th century, enjoying a long career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and appearing at other major international theatres.

Martinelli was born on October 22, 1885 in Montagnana, a town in the province of Padua, Veneto to parents Lucia Bellini and Antonio Martinelli.

After service as a clarinetist in a military band, he studied with Giuseppe Mandolini in Milan, and made his professional debut at the Teatro dal Verme, as Ernani in 1910; the role of Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West became his passport role: he sang it for his debut in Rome (under Arturo Toscanini), Brescia, Naples, Genoa—all in 1911—as well as in Monte Carlo and at the La Scala theatre in 1912; Cavaradossi in Tosca was his debut role at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, in London and for his first American engagement in Philadelphia in 1913; on April 25, 1913 he portrayed Pantagruel in the world premiere of Jules Massenet's Panurge at the Théâtre de la Gaîté in Paris.

Martinelli's debut at the Metropolitan Opera took place on November 20, 1913, as Rodolfo in La Bohème, where the young tenor's easy high C and pure, silvery tone attracted favorable attention; he was a Met mainstay for 32 seasons, with 926 performances of 36 roles, appearing most often as Radames in Aida; Otello; Manrico in Il trovatore; Don Alvaro in La forza del destino; Calaf in Turandot and Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West; but also as Arnold in Guglielmo Tell; Eleazar in La Juive; Enzo in La Gioconda; Don Jose in Carmen; Vasco de Gama in L'Africaine; Canio in I pagliacci; Pollione in Norma. He also sang in Boston, San Francisco and Chicago, often trying out new roles there, before singing them at the Met.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Vesti la giubba Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
2Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
3Celeste Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
4La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
5Amor ti vieta Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
6Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
7Quando le sere al placido Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
8M'appari, tutt'amor Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
9Mamma, quel vino è generoso Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.21

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lucia
10Recitar! mentre preso dal delirio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
11Com'e gentil Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
12No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
13Gia nella notte densa Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Desdemona
14Rachel quand du Seigneur Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Eléazar
15Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
16Teco io sto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo
17Fra poco a me ricovero Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
18Niun mi tema Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
19Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
20Come un bel di maggio Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
21Ma se m'e forza perderti Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
22Meco all'altar di venere Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione
23Tu qui, Santuzza? Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Santuzza
24Firenze e come un albero fiorito Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinuccio
25Guardate, pazzo son Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
26O tu che in seno agli angeli Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
27Se quel guerrier io fossi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
28Straniero ascolta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
29Apri la tua finestra Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Osaka
30La rivedra nell'estasi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
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