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Mattia Battistini

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1928

About Mattia Battistini:

Mattia Battistini (27 February 1856 – 7 November 1928) was an Italian operatic baritone. He was called "King of Baritones".

Battistini was born in Rome and brought up largely at Collebaccaro di Contigliano, a village near Rieti, where his parents had an estate.

His grandfather, Giovanni, and uncle, Raffaele, were personal physicians to the Pope and his father, Cavaliere Luigi Battistini, was a professor of anatomy at the University of Rome. Battistini attended the Collegio Bandinelli and later the Istituto dell' Apollinare.

Battistini dropped out of law school to study with Emilio Terziani (who taught composition) and with Venceslao Persichini (professor of singing) at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia—then the Liceo Musicale of Rome. Battistini worked with conductor Luigi Mancinelli and the composer Augusto Rotoli, and he consulted with baritone Antonio Cotogni, in an effort to refine his technique.

Most of the following information about Mattia Battistini's performance venues, dates and roles is drawn from The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera (second edition, 1980), edited by Harold Rosenthal and John Warrack, and The Record of Singing (Volume One, 1977), by Michael Scott.

A 22-year-old Battistini made his operatic début at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, as Alfonso in Donizetti's La favorita on 11 December 1878. However, this date is erroneously given by many reference books and articles as correct, but reveals careless and repeated copying from faulty sources. It has been proven by the painstaking research of Jacques Chuilon that the date should most likely be replaced by Saturday, 9 November 1878. For full argumentation please see page 7 of the definitive Battistini biography Mattia Battistini, King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings, 2009 (The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Md, USA), translation by E. Thomas Glasow; also to be found on page 17 of the author's original French edition Battistini, le dernier divo, 1996 (Editions Romillat, Paris).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Recondita armonia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
2O del mio dolce ardor Popularity:

Opera: Paride ed ElenaComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paride
3Un aura amorosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.33

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
4Donna non vidi mai Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
5Si vendetta Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
6Cortigiani vil razza dannata Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
7Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
8Deh! vieni alla finestra Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
9O du mein holder Abendstern Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
10Addio fiorito asil Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
11O Carlo ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue
12Ah! per sempre io ti perdei Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
13No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
14Mira di acerbe lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Leonora
15Ah! la paterna mano Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
16Solenne in quest'ora Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Alvaro
17Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
18Cruda funesta smania Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno
19Ecco il mondo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mefistofele
20Ave Signor Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 0

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mefistofele
21Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
22Pura siccome un angelo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Violetta
23Pari siamo Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
24Urna fatale del mio destino Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
25Alla vita che t'arride Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato
26Perfidi all anglo contro me Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
27Pieta rispetto amore Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
28E s'altra prova rinvenir potessi? Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
29O vin dissipe la tristesse Popularity:

Opera: HamletComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Hamlet
30Vieni la mia vendetta Popularity:

Opera: Lucrezia BorgiaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso D'Este
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