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Margaret Price

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: 1941
Year of Death: 2011

About Margaret Price:

Dame Margaret Berenice Price DBE (13 April 1941 – 28 January 2011) was a Welsh soprano.

Price was born in Blackwood, near Caerphilly in South Wales. Born with deformed legs, she underwent surgery at age four and suffered pain in her legs for the rest of her life. She often looked after her younger brother John, who was born with a mental handicap. The family had ties in Cardigan and north Pembrokeshire and often spent their summer holiday in Moylegrove.

Her father, a talented amateur pianist, was opposed to a musical career, and hence she never attended an eisteddfod and was aiming for a career as a biology teacher. She was educated at Pontllanfraith Secondary School, near Caerphilly. When she was 15, her school music teacher organised an audition with Charles Kennedy Scott, who persuaded her to study with him at Trinity College of Music in London and obtained a scholarship for her. Over the next few years Price trained as a mezzo-soprano.

After graduation, she joined the Ambrosian Singers, performing with them on the soundtrack of the 1961 Charlton Heston film El Cid. She remained only briefly with that ensemble and later admitted to having struggled somewhat during her time with that group due to her inadequate skills at sight-singing.

Unrecognised through the normal channel of competitions, she was championed by her now-converted father, who wrote to opera houses to arrange auditions. As a result, Price made her operatic debut in 1962, singing Cherubino in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Welsh National Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Letter scene Popularity:

Opera: Eugene OneginComposer: TchaikovskyAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Russian

Roles: Tatyana
2Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/LiĆ¹
3Pace pace mio Dio Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
4Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
5In uomini in soldati Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina
6Signora Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Despina
7Ah! guarda sorella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella
8Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: B T S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
9Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
10Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
11Teco io sto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo
12Ritorna vincitor Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
13Piangea cantando Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
14Ah! non partite Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.29

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso/Fiordiligi
15Poveri fiori Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
16Era piu calmo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Desdemona
17Oh! che bella giornata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando/Dorabella/Guglielmo
18Ed aspettaste il giorno fissato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Marcellina
19Idol mio se ritroso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elettra
20Piegato e il foglio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
21La commedia e graziosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
22Ei parte..senti..ah no! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
23Quanto duolmi Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Cherubino
24Cosa sento! Tosto andate Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Basilio
25Signora ella mi disse che Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Marcellina/Rosina/Figaro
26Straniero ascolta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
27Si mora si si mora Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.36

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B T Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
28Esterrefatta fisso Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
29Aprite aprite Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Otello/Emilia
30Ah! che tutta in un momento Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.35

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella
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