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Lionello Cecil

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1957

About Lionello Cecil:

Lionello Cecil (20 September 1893 – 13 November 1957) was an Australian operatic tenor. Much of his training and early career took place in Italy.

Lionello Cecil was born in Waverley, in Sydney, as Lionel Cecil Sherwood. The son of a senior police sergeant, his first music teacher was Hector Fleming, and Cecil gave his first performance on 30 September 1912 at the age of 19. Cecil's second teacher was Andrew Black, who encouraged him to study abroad, so Lionello went to Italy in March 1914. Once there he was awarded a scholarship to the Verdi Regio Conservatorio in Milan, and began studying with Mario Pieraccini. In 1918 he made his debut as an opera singer, under the stage name of Lionello Cecil, performing in the Storchi Theatre of Modena as Duca di Mantova (Verdi's Rigoletto). After his great success, he made a lot of operatic debuts in the other Italian opera theatres and became a leading tenor of the Italian Provincial Houses. In London, while he was on a concert tour, he married Argia Armanda Giustina Mattioni, a ballerina from Trieste, Italy.

Over many years Cecil gave hundreds of performances in opera theatres all over Italy. He also sang outside Italy, in 1926 in South America, and in 1927 in various European countries. He sang leading roles in the first complete microphone recording of Verdi's La Traviata (Alfredo, 1928), and in Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton, 1929–30). He returned to Australia in 1932 to tour with the J.C. Williamson Opera Company, and later took part in a six-month contract with ABC performing live opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Libiamo nè lieti calici (Brindisi) Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
2A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
3Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
4Amor ti vieta Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
5Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
6Quanto e bella quanto e cara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
7Com'e gentil Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
8Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
9Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
10Por el humo se sabe Popularity:

Opera: Dona FrancisquitaComposer: VivesAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Spanish

Roles:
11Alfredo Alfredo di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
12Guardate, pazzo son Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
13Giunto sul passo estremo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust
14Apri la tua finestra Popularity:

Opera: IrisComposer: MascagniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Osaka
15Amore o grillo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
16Or son sei mesi Popularity:

Opera: Fanciulla del WestComposer: PucciniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramerrez
17Ogni suo aver tal femmina Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.19

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Gastone/Barone/Dottore/Marchese
18Inbrunst im Herzen Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tannhäuser
19Signora che t'accade Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annina/Violetta/Alfredo
20Alfredo voi Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: ensembleVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
21Annina donde vieni Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Annina/Violetta/Giorgio
22Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.20

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
23Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
24Adieu Mignon Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Wilhelm
25Di Madride noi siamo mattadori Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: Voice: T Mz B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gastone/Flora/Dottore/Marchese
26Vedi io piango Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
27Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
28Nel verde maggio Popularity:

Opera: LoreleyComposer: CatalaniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter
29Ah! non piu a un tempio Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
30Si ridesta in ciel aurora Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: S T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Dottore/Marchese
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