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Max Meili

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.

About Max Meili:

Max Meili, a Swiss tenor, was born 11 December 1899 in Winterthur and died 17 March 1970 in Zürich, Switzerland. He first trained as a painter then turned to singing, leading to lessons with Felix von Kraus.

Meili was mainly a concert singer, concentrating on music from the time of Bach and before, then just beginning to experience a revival of public interest; he was recognized as a specialist in medieval vocal music. His appearances at the Salzburg Festival in 1936 and 1937 were as a recitalist. Curiously, one of Meili's rare appearances in opera involved music at an extreme remove from his usual repertory; in May 1931 he participated in the premiere of Alois Hába's opera Die Mutter at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, Germany. Ten years later, on 15 January 1941, Meili sang Addio terra, addio cielo from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the funeral service of James Joyce at Zürich's Fluntern Cemetery.

Meili's recordings from the 78 RPM era included Renaissance lute songs recorded for HMV (issued in the United States by Victor) and early music released on L'Anthologie Sonore. He continued to record into the LP era, among other things appearing in the title role in the first post-World War II recording of Monteverdi’s L'Orfeo, taped by the Berlin Radio in the late 1940s and released by American Vox. By this time, however, critics began to note a decline in his voice.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Possente Spirto Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
2Lasciate i monti Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
3Questi i campi di Tracia Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
4Rosa del ciel Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
5Qual onor di te Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
6Ei dorme Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
7Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.01

Type: trioVoice: T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo/Pastore I/pastore-i
8Ecco Orfeo Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.14

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
9Scorto da te mio Nume Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
10Ma tu gentil cantor Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pastore III
11O dolcissimi lumi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.08

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice/Orfeo/Spirito I/Spirito III
12Dove, ah dove te n' vai Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
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