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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
91Sei tu che piangi? Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
92Jariskin reco all Imperatore Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
93Quel nome! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Liù/Calaf/Turandot
94Or 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
95Gelo che ti da foco Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
96Eh! via cosi non va Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Princess
97Lieta sorpresa Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.04

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

Roles: Adriana/Quinault/Poisson/Jouvenot/Dangeville/Michonnet
98Ma dunque e amore Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Count
99Eccovi alfin Divina Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Prince/Adriana/Maurizio
100E 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
101Signor Abate Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michonnet/The Abbé/Adriana/Maurizio
102Grech I vostri uomini Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Grech
103E ancora sgombro il campo Popularity:

Opera: Francesca da RiminiComposer: ZandonaiAct: 2.01

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Torrigiano/Balestriere/Francesca/Paolo
104Amore e fiamma Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Princess/Maurizio
105Altra volta quell uomo Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Grech/Dimitri/Fedora/Desirè
106Principessa ci fate languir Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Baron/Fedora/Count/Countness/Siriex
107Se innocente sei davvero Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
108Egli mi disse andiamo Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cirillo/Grech/Siriex/Fedora/Desirè
109Ora andate Popularity:

Opera: Francesca da RiminiComposer: ZandonaiAct: 4

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Francesca/Biancofiore
110Ebbene che granchio Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: The Abbé/Michonnet/Adriana
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