Maria Cebotari

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Austrian
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 1949

About Maria Cebotari:

Maria Cebotari (10 February 1910 – 9 June 1949) was a celebrated Bessarabian-born Austrian soprano and actress, one of Germany's greatest opera and singing stars in the 1930s and 1940s.

Beniamino Gigli considered Cebotari one of the greatest female voices he ever heard. Maria Callas was compared to her, and Angela Gheorghiu named Maria Cebotari among the artists she admires the most.

Her funeral was "one of the most imposing demonstrations of love and honor any deceased artist has ever received" in the history of Vienna, with thousands of people attending.

Cebotari was born at Chişinău, in Bessarabia, and studied singing at the Chişinău Conservatory, and in 1929 joined the Moscow Art Theater Company as an actress. Soon she married the company's leader, Count Alexander Virubov.

Moving to Berlin with the company, she studied singing with Oskar Daniel for three months and made her debut as an operatic singer by singing Mimi in Puccini's opera La Bohème at Dresden Semperoper on 15 March 1931. Bruno Walter invited her to the Salzburg Festival, where she sang Euridice in Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice.

In 1935, she sang the part of Aminta in the world premiere of Richard Strauss' opera Die Schweigsame Frau under Karl Böhm at Dresden Semper Opera House. Strauss advised her to move to Berlin, and in 1936 she joined the Berlin State Opera, where she was a prima donna until 1946. That year, she sang Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier for Dresden Semper Opera Company's performances at Covent Garden Royal Opera House of London. From then on, she appeared at many great opera houses including Vienna State Opera and La Scala Opera House of Milan.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Maria Cebotari

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Un bel di vedremo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
2Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
3Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
4Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
5Martern aller Arten Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Konstanze
6Or sai chi l'onore Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.17-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna
7Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
8Giunse alfin il momento Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna
9Pura siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
10E Susanna non vien.. Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
11Aprite presto aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino/Susanna
12Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
13Nun eilt herbei Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Frau Fluth
14Ich komme grünende Brüder Popularity:

Opera: DaphneComposer: StraussAct:

Type: aria,finaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
15Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
16O habet acht Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Saffi
17Hab mir's gelobt ihn lieb zu haben Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin/Octavian/Sophie
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