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Margherita Carosio

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Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1908
Year of Death: 2005

About Margherita Carosio:

Margherita Carosio (7 June 1908 – 10 January 2005) was an Italian operatic soprano. Her voice is preserved in many Parlophone and Ultraphon recordings made before World War II, as well as a memorable series made for HMV in London, beginning in 1946. She was still singing leading roles in her early sixties and was considered one of the leading bel canto sopranos of her day. She was born and died in Genoa.

Carosio was born in Genoa, the daughter of a singing teacher and composer, Natale Carosio, who not only supervised her studies but launched her on a career in public concerts at 14. She once said of her father: "Everything I became I owe to him. I used to say to him: 'I am good wool, but you are an extraordinary weaver.'"

She appeared in public at the extraordinarily young age of 14. In 1924, still only 16, she made her operatic debut in the taxing role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Cavour in Novi Ligure. Soon after, she was recommended by soprano Margherita Sheridan to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to sing the role of Feodor in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, with Feodor Chaliapin. She, like the rest of the company, sang in Italian, Chaliapin sang in Russian, and the chorus used French. The death scene was recorded live and Carosio's clear tones can easily be discerned. Later she said that working with the great Russian basso made her realise what it meant not just to take on a role but to become it.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Una voce poco fa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
2Ah! non credea mirarti Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
3Oh! quante volte Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
4O luce di quest'anima Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
5Qui la voce sua soave Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
6D'amor sull'ali rosee Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
7Dunque io son Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Rosina
8Esulti pur la Barbara Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
9Prendi per me sei libero Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina
10Una parola o Adina Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11Caro elisir sei mio Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
12Io son ricco e tu sei bella (Barcaruola) Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
13Vieni fra queste braccia Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Arturo
14Tutte le feste al tempio Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda
15Teneste la promessa Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
16Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
17Benedette queste carte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Giannetta/Nemorino
18Quanto amore ed io spietata Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Adina
19Cantiamo cantiam Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: Voice: Br S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina/Dulcamara/Giannetta
20Ah! tardai troppo Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda
21Da quel di che t'incontrai Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.16

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Linda
22Appressati Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico
23Piangi fanciulla Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
24Ambo nati in questa valle Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Antonio/Maddalena
25Miserere d'un alma gia vicina Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
26Per sua madre ando una figlia Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pierotto/Linda
27A consolarmi affrettisi Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Linda
28Io vi dico che partiate Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda/Marquis
29Intanto o mia ragazza Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina
30Come calma e conforta Popularity:

Opera: Linda di ChamounixComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Linda/Marquis
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