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Magda Olivero

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 2014

About Magda Olivero:

Magda Olivero, née Maria Maddalena Olivero (25 March 1910 – 8 September 2014), was an Italian operatic soprano. Her career started in 1932 when she was 22, and spanned five decades establishing "her as an important link between the era of the verismo composers and the modern opera stage". She has been regarded as one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century.

Born as Maria Maddalena Olivero in Saluzzo, Italy, she made her singing debut in 1932 on radio in Turin performing Nino Cattozzo's (1886–1961) oratorio, I misteri dolorosi.

She performed widely and increasingly successfully until 1941, when she married and retired from the stage, only taking part thereafter in sporadic charity events. Not having had children as she would have liked to, however, she resumed her career ten years later, at the request of Francesco Cilea, who warmly asked her to sing again the title role in his opera Adriana Lecouvreur. She performed this role al the Teatro Grande in Brescia on 3 February 1951, but Cilea could not see his wish come true as he had died less than three months earlier.

From 1951 until her final retirement, Olivero appeared in opera houses throughout Italy and, mainly in the 1960s and 1970s, all around the world (Europe, Egypt, U.S., Latin America), but never in such primary venues as the Royal Opera House or the Paris Opera, just once at the Vienna State Opera, and exceedingly seldom at La Scala. Among her most renowned interpretations were the leading parts in Adriana Lecouvreur, Iris, Fedora, Tosca, La bohème, La fanciulla del West, La traviata, La Wally, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Mefistofele, Turandot (as Liù) and La voix humaine, whose Italian version she premiered in Trieste in 1968.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1La dolcissima effigie Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maurizio
2Lieta sorpresa Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.04

Type: sextetVoice: S B T S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Quinault/Poisson/Jouvenot/Dangeville/Michonnet
3Ecco la luce Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Michonnet/Maurizio
4Eh! via cosi non va Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Princess
5No la mia fronte Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.10-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
6E quella dama al certo Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Princess/Adriana/Prince/Michonnet
7So ch'ella dorme Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michonnet/Adriana
8Giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Princess/Michonnet
9Michonnet della biacca Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br T Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jouvenot/Michonnet/Poisson/Dangeville/Quinault
10Ma dunque e vero Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
11Io son l'umile ancella Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
12Or dunque Abate Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B T S Mz B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Prince/The Abbé/Jouvenot/Dangeville/Quinault/Poisson
13Signor Abate Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michonnet/The Abbé/Adriana/Maurizio
14Il Principe di Bouillon Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.02

Type: septetVoice: Br B T T B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michonnet/Quinault/Poisson/The Abbé/Prince/Jouvenot/Dangeville
15Eccovi alfin Divina Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Prince/Adriana/Maurizio
16Poveri fiori Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
17Ebbene che granchio Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Michonnet/Adriana
18Non risponde Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.11-2

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Princess
19Amore e fiamma Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Princess/Maurizio
20Suzel buon di Popularity:

Opera: Amico FritzComposer: MascagniAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fritz Kobus
21Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
22Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
23Tu qui, Santuzza? Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Santuzza
24Una parola o Adina Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
25La montanina mia Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: duet,recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Count
26Grech I vostri uomini Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Grech
27Su questa santa croce Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Grech/Dimitri/Desirè
28Son gente risoluta Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora
29Egli mi disse andiamo Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cirillo/Grech/Siriex/Fedora/Desirè
30Quel truce sgherro Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Siriex/Fedora/Countness
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