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Ina Souez

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1903
Year of Death: 1992

About Ina Souez:

Ina Souez (June 3, 1903 – December 7, 1992) was an American soprano and jazz singer who made her career in the United Kingdom.

Born Ina Rains in Windsor, Colorado, Souez was of Cherokee extraction; she took her maternal grandmother's name as her own when she embarked upon her career. She studied under Florence Hinman in Denver, and in 1931 traveled to Europe, taking further lessons with Sofia del Campo in Milan. She made her debut as Mimi in Ivrea in 1928, and was soon singing at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. In May 1929 she bowed as Liù at the Royal Opera House to the Turandot of Eva Turner. Although she was very well-received, she was not reengaged. For the following decade she remained in England, eventually attracting the attention of Hamish Wilson, who suggested her for a position at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Souez appeared at Glyndebourne for the first time on the second night of the inaugural festival, May 29, 1934, singing Fiordiligi; married at the time to an Englishman, she was billed as an English singer. Her performance was sensationally received, and the Royal Opera House quickly engaged her for the upcoming season; this created a problem for Glyndebourne, as they had taken it for granted that she would return and so had not bothered signing her up for the following festival year. In the event she was able to discharge both obligations, but was once again not reengaged in London. She also sang Donna Anna for Glyndebourne, in 1936, and appeared in Stockholm and The Hague as well before returning to the United States on the outbreak of World War II. During this time she also recorded Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, the first commercial recordings either piece would receive. Souez joined the Women's Army Corps after her return. She appeared a few more times in New York, but retired from opera to become a jazz singer in 1945.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
31Mi par ch'oggi il demonio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Ottavio/Anna
32L'ultima prova dell'amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
33Si mora si si mora Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.36

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B T Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
34Non sperar se non m'uccidi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
35Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: B T S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
36Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: S S Mz T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
37Ah! del padre in periglio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
38Sento o Dio che questo piede Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
39Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
40Protegga il giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-1

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio
41Temerari sortite fuori Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.27-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
42La mano a me date Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina/Ferrando/Guglielmo
43Barbara perche fuggi? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Fiordiligi
44Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
45Oh! che bella giornata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando/Dorabella/Guglielmo
46Ei parte..senti..ah no! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
47Mille torbidi pensieri Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: sextetVoice: B S S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
48Chi e la? Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Elvira
49Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
50Calmatevi idol mio! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio/Anna
51Ferma perfido ferma Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Masetto/Zerlina
52Stelle per carita Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
53Sorella cosa dici? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi
54Signora Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Despina
55Benedetti i doppi conjugi Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.26

Type: quartet,choir,finaleVoice: S Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
56Vittoria padroncini Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.24

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
57Ah! dove il perfido Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Ottavio/Masetto
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