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Mario Sereni

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2015

About Mario Sereni:

Mario Sereni (25 March 1928 – 24 July 2015) was an Italian baritone, who sang leading roles at the New York Metropolitan Opera for many years.

Sereni was born in Perugia, Italy. He attended the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena where he was a pupil of Mario Basiola. His professional career began in 1953, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and within four years he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera on 9 November 1957 as Gérard in Andrea Chénier.

Sereni enjoyed a long and steady career at the Metropolitan Opera. In twenty-seven seasons, he sang most of the important baritone roles of the Italian repertory in opera such as Ernani, Luisa Miller, Il trovatore, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, La forza del destino, Don Carlo, and Aida. He also sang in La Gioconda, Cavalleria rusticana, Manon Lescaut, La bohème, and Madama Butterfly, as well as L'elisir d'amore and Lucia di Lammermoor.

Sereni was also a regular guest at the opera houses of Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. He also enjoyed a successful international career appearing frequently at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Despite his success, Sereni always remained in the shadow of the more charismatic baritones of his time, principally Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill, Ettore Bastianini, Rolando Panerai andPiero Cappuccilli, yet his many recordings reveal a singer and musician of considerable distinction, with a handsome voice, a solid technique, and a fine sense of style.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Cortigiani vil razza dannata Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
2Prodi figli d'Iberia Popularity:

Opera: AlziraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gusmano
3Dank König dir dass du zu richten kamst Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Friedrich
4O Signor di Fiandra arrivo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
5Questo azzuro sofa Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
6Tutto e deserto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
7Eterna la memoria Popularity:

Opera: AlziraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gusmano/Alvaro/Ataliba
8Mi si affaccia un pugnal? Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
9Gran Dio! Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
10Come Paride vezzoso Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina/Nemorino
11Si fui soldato Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
12Alzati la tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
13Urna fatale del mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
14Tace la notte placida Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
15Si puo signore signori! Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio
16Il balen del suo sorriso Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
17Io morro ma lieto in core Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
18Ah! m'abbraccia Popularity:

Opera: Battaglia di Legnano, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rolando
19Il cavallo scalpita Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.08

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfio
20Lo vedremo o veglio audace Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo
21Appressati Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico
22Qual suono oh ciel Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
23Per me ora fatale Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: aria,choir,finaleVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
24La donna russa Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Siriex
25Morir tremenda cosa! Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
26Amici ancor cantiam Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
27Giunge qualcuno aprite Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: duetVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Melitone
28La pietade in suo favore Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.06

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Raimondo
29Cugino a che munito Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Silva
30Quest e la pace che voi Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Philip II
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