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Lisa Della Casa

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: 1919
Year of Death: 2012

About Lisa Della Casa:

Lisa Della Casa (2 February 1919 – 10 December 2012) was a Swiss soprano most admired for her interpretations of major heroines in operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss, and of German lieder. She was also described as “the most beautiful woman on the operatic stage”.

Della Casa was born in Burgdorf, Switzerland to an Italian-Swiss father, Francesco Della Casa, and a Bavarian-born mother, Margarete Mueller. She began studying singing at the age of 15 at the Zurich Conservatory, and her teachers included Margarete Haeser.

She made her operatic debut in the title role of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Solothurn-Biel Municipal Theater in 1940. She joined the ensemble of Zurich Municipal Opera House in 1943 (staying there until 1950) and sang various parts, from the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute to Dorabella in Così fan tutte. Later she sang Fiordiligi. She sang the part of Zdenka in the performance of Richard Strauss's Arabella at Zurich Municipal Opera House alongside Maria Cebotari's Arabella in 1946. Cebotari recognized her talent and introduced her at the Salzburg Festival in 1947, where she sang Zdenka again in a production starring Maria Reining and Hans Hotter. After the premiere performance, Strauss himself commented, "The little Della Casa will one day be Arabella!" ("Die Kleine Della Casa wird eines Tages Arabella sein!"). That same year on 18 October, she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera House, singing the part of Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Soon she moved to Vienna and joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera House. In 1949, she made her debut at La Scala in Milan as Sophie in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio. Victor de Sabata, the musical director of La Scala at that time, tried to persuade her to move to La Scala, but she chose to remain in Vienna.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1In questa forma dunque Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
2Sento 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
3Se vuol ballare Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
4Bella vita militar! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.29

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: B T S Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
6Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
7Che soave zeffiretto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
8Mille pene Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
9Sorella cosa dici? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi
10Calmatevi idol mio! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio/Anna
11Quando avran fine omai Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia
12E Susanna non vien.. Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
13Tutto ancor non ho perso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Susanna
14L'ho perduta me meschina Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina
15Bravo che bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino
16Che vita maledetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
17Porgi amor qualche ristoro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
18Ah! fuggi il traditor! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
19Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
20Esci ormai garzon malnato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
21Che fiero momento Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S T/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice/Orfeo
22Ora vedo che siete una donna Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
23Barbara perche fuggi? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Fiordiligi
24Ah! del padre in periglio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
25Ah! scostati Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.22-1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
26Benedetti 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
27Ah! chi mi dice mai Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Leporello/Giovanni
28Cosa sento! Tosto andate Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Basilio
29Pace mio dolce tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Figaro
30Gli sguardi trattieni Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore
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