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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
1Popolo di Pekino Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Mandarin/Liù
2Io son l'umile ancella Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
3Poveri fiori Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
4Ma dunque e vero Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
5No la mia fronte Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.10-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
6Ecco la luce Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Michonnet/Maurizio
7Non risponde Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.11-2

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Princess
8Giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Princess/Michonnet
9Lieta sorpresa Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.04

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

Roles: Adriana/Quinault/Poisson/Jouvenot/Dangeville/Michonnet
10Amor celeste ebbrezza Popularity:

Opera: LoreleyComposer: CatalaniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna di Rehberg
11Principessa ci fate languir Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Baron/Fedora/Count/Countness/Siriex
12Tosca che non mi veda Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
13Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
14Lescaut!..tu qui Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Lescaut/Manon/Sergeant
15Ieri son salita tutta sola Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
16Quest obi pomposa Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
17Io scendo al piano Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Sharpless
18Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Suzuki
19Egli mi disse andiamo Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cirillo/Grech/Siriex/Fedora/Desirè
20Se innocente sei davvero Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
21Jariskin reco all Imperatore Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
22Vedi io piango Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
23Quanto sei bella Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora/Countness
24Quel truce sgherro Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Siriex/Fedora/Countness
25Ave Maria piena di grazia Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
26Forma ideal purissima Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Elena
27Lontano lontano lontano Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Margherita
28Non si da follia maggiore Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla
29Non la sospiri la nostra casetta Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
30Come e lunga l'attesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
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