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Marie Collier

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1927
Year of Death: 1971

About Marie Collier:

Marie Elizabeth Collier (16 April 1927 – 8 December 1971) was an Australian operatic soprano.

Marie Collier was born in Ballarat, Victoria to Thomas Robinson Collier (1894–1962), a railway employee, and his wife Annie Marie (née Bechaz). She attended Camberwell High School from 1941 to 1943. Due to an injured wrist, she gave up the piano and began training as a singer. She first came to prominence in March 1952 singing the role of Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana for the National Theatre Opera company in Melbourne. On 10 December 1952 she married Victor Benjamin Vorwerg, a civil engineer. Collier became more widely known in Australia during 1953–54 while performing Magda Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul, for a total of seventy-five performances in Melbourne, Sydney and regional areas.

Collier studied in Milan in 1955, where she was auditioned by Lord Harewood. Subsequently she was offered a contract as a regular member of the Covent Garden Opera Company. There, she made her Royal Opera House debut as the First Lady in The Magic Flute in 1956. She created the role of Hecuba in Michael Tippett's King Priam which premiered in Coventry in May 1962; and sang the leading roles in the Western premieres of Katerina Ismailova (2 December 1963) at the Royal Opera House, and The Makropulos Case at Sadler's Wells (12 February 1964).

Other roles at Covent Garden in subsequent seasons included Musetta in La bohème; Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann; Liu in Turandot; Flora in La traviata; Butterfly in Madama Butterfly; and the title role in the 1963 production of Tosca. In May 1960 her role of Musetta was described by Evan Senior as "the most astonishing and effective playing and full-voiced singing of the role I have ever heard or seen".

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
2Teneste la promessa Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
3Alfredo Alfredo di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.21

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
4Pura siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
5Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
6Un di quando le veneri Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
7Madamigella Valery Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
8Non pianger mia compagna Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
9Alfredo voi Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: ensembleVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
10Dell invito trascorsa e gia l'ora Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta
11Annina donde vieni Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Annina/Violetta/Giorgio
12Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.20

Type: quartetVoice: T Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Giorgio/Violetta/Barone
13Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
14Annina? comandate? Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Annina
15Se una pudica vergine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Flora/Gastone
16Non sapete quale affetto Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
17Wie stark du bist Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
18Morro la mia memoria Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Giorgio
19Ah! non piu a un tempio Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
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