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Giuseppe Di Stefano

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2008

About Giuseppe Di Stefano:

Giuseppe Di Stefano (24 July 1921 – 3 March 2008) was an Italian operatic tenor, one of the most beautiful voices who sang professionally from the mid 1940s until the early 1990s, although there was a sharp decline in his, until then extraordinary, vocal powers during the early 1960s. Called Pippo by both fans and friends, he was known as the "Golden voice" or "The most beautiful voice", as the true successor of Beniamino Gigli.Luciano Pavarotti said he modeled himself after Di Stefano. In an interview Pavarotti said "Di Stefano is my idol. There is a solar voice...It was the most incredible, open voice you could hear. The musicality of di Stefano is as natural and beautiful as the voice is phenomenal". Di Stefano was also the tenor who most inspired José Carreras.

Giuseppe Di Stefano was born in Motta Sant'Anastasia, a village near Catania, Sicily, in 1921. He was the only son of a carabiniere turned cobbler and his dressmaker wife. Di Stefano was educated at a Jesuit seminary and briefly contemplated entering the priesthood.

After serving in the Italian military (and briefly taking lessons from the Swiss tenor Hugues Cuénod), Di Stefano made his operatic debut in 1946 in Reggio Emilia as Des Grieux in Massenet's Manon, the role in which he made his La Scala debut the following year. He made his New York debut at the Metropolitan Opera in February 1948 as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto after singing the role in Riccione with Hjördis Schymberg in August of the previous year. After his performance in Manon a month later, Musical America wrote that Di Stefano "had the rich velvety sound we have seldom heard since the days of Gigli". He went on to perform regularly in New York for many years. In 1957, Di Stefano made his British debut at the Edinburgh Festival as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore and his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut in 1961, as Cavaradossi in Tosca.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
241Il se fait tard adieu Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
242Finora in questa camera Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berta/Count
243Ti scosta Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.16

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
244Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
245Legna! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
246Signore v'assista il cielo Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Ford/Pistola
247Ma chi vien? Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo/Barnaba/Laura
248Della citta all'occaso Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: S cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Ulrica/Riccardo
249Ange si pur Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fernand
250Un giuramento atroce mi costringe Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emperor/Calaf
251Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
252Ave sera gentile Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Chevalier
253L'usato messo Ruiz invia Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
254Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
255Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
256Dovunque al mondo lo Yankee Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless/Goro
257Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
258E l'assiria una regina Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: High priest/Abigaille/Nabucco/Abdallo
259Alfine eccoci qua Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
260Amaro sol per te m'era il morire Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
261Ah! non piu a un tempio Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
262Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
263Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
264Fra le tue braccia, amore! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
265Buona 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
266Leila leila Dieu puissant Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Leïla/Nadir
267Insomma mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
268Ten va serenata Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 4.06

Type: Voice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gioconda/Enzo/Laura
269A una fonte afflitto e solo Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.02-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
270Oh! meschina! oh fato orrendo! Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.13

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
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