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Nicola Moscona

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: Greek
Year of Birth: 1907
Year of Death: 1975

About Nicola Moscona:

Nicola Moscona (September 23, 1907 - September 17, 1975) was a Greek-born operatic bass. Born in Athens, he made his stage debut in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Greek National Opera in 1931, and went on to sing leading basso cantante roles both in Europe (including the Teatro alla Scala) and the United States.

Moscona made his New York debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Ramfis in Aïda on December 13, 1937, and sang there until 1961, in a total of 719 performances. Among his roles with the company were indeed Ramfis (opposite Gina Cigna, then Maria Caniglia, Regina Resnik, Herva Nelli, and Renata Tebaldi), Lodovico in Otello (with Giovanni Martinelli, then Ramón Vinay and Mario del Monaco), Sparafucile in Rigoletto (with Lawrence Tibbett, then Robert Weede, Leonard Warren, and Ettore Bastianini), Manon (opposite Bidu Sayão, then Grace Moore), Pimenn in Boris Godunov (with Ezio Pinza in the title role), Lothario in Mignon (with Risë Stevens, then Jennie Tourel), Mephisto in Faust, Alvise in La Gioconda (with Zinka Milanov), Tom (then Samuel) in Un ballo in maschera, the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila, Ferrando in Il trovatore, Titurel in Parsifal (with Lauritz Melchior, then Max Lorenz, as Parsifal; and Kirsten Flagstad as Kundry; conducted by Erich Leinsdorf), Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (with Nadine Conner, then Eleanor Steber, as Pamina; later Erna Berger as the Queen of Night), Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor (opposite Lily Pons, then Maria Callas as Miss Lucia; and Jan Peerce as Edgardo), Nilakantha in Lakmé (with Pons), Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, Fasolt in Das Rheingold (conducted by George Szell), the Verdi Requiem, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni (directed by Herbert Graf), Colline in La bohème (with Jarmila Novotná, then Licia Albanese, Dorothy Kirsten, and Victoria de los Ángeles; and Giuseppe di Stefano), Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande, Oroveso in Norma (with Callas), Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, King Heinrich in Lohengrin (with Helen Traubel as Elsa), Hunding in Die Walküre (with Astrid Varnay as Brünnhilde), and the Grand Inquisiteur in Don Carlos (with Richard Tucker, then Jussi Björling, in the name part).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Il doge ed il senato salutano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Lodovico/Otello
2Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
3Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
4Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
5Fervono amori e danze 1 Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Renato/Oscar
6Odi tu come fremono cupi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Renato/Riccardo
7Vecchia zimarra, senti Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline
8Mimì è una civetta Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
9Tutto e deserto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
10Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
11Non ti cruciar Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
12Lucia fra poco a te verra Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Normanno/Enrico
13Chi mi frena in tal momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-1

Type: sextetVoice: S Mz T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa/Edgardo/Enrico/Raimondo/Arturo
14Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
15Si per ciel marmoreo giuro Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
16Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
17Ladro, furfante, traditore, birbante Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: ensembleVoice: cA Mz S T Br B B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zita/La Ciesca/Nella/Gherardo/Marco/Simone/Betto di Signa/Gianni Schicchi
18Pieta pieta pieta Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
19Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
20Il balen del suo sorriso Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
21Questo Mar Rosso Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: trioVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline
22Cruda funesta smania Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno
23Io muoio confessione! Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo/Leonora
24T'allontana sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Edgardo/Raimondo
25Ite sul colle. O Druidi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
26Tu sei turbato? Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.02

Type: Voice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno/Raimondo
27Ma la sventura e cosa Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.22

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom
28Signori oggi d'Ulrica Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
29O Simone Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-2

Type: sceneVoice: cA Br B Mz S T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zita/Marco/Simone/La Ciesca/Nella/Rinuccio/Gherardo/Betto di Signa
30C'è Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
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