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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
1Ai miei cugini Zita e Simone Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-3

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

Roles: Zita/Simone/La Ciesca/Nella/Rinuccio/Gherardo/Marco/Betto di Signa
2O 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
3E non c'è nessun mezzo Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-5

Type: sceneVoice: cA Mz S B B Br T T S/trLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zita/La Ciesca/Nella/Simone/Betto di Signa/Marco/Gherardo/Rinuccio/Gherardino
4Ladro, 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
5Povero Buoso Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-1

Type: sceneVoice: cA Mz Br B T T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zita/La Ciesca/Marco/Simone/Rinuccio/Gherardo/Betto di Signa/Nella
6Ecco la cappellina Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-3

Type: sceneVoice: cA Br B B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zita/Gianni Schicchi/Simone/Betto di Signa/Nella/La Ciesca
7Vin ou bière Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner
8Déposons les armes Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
9Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
10Chi voi siate l'audace parola Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19-1

Type: Voice: cA T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar
11Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
12Ah! jour de deuil et d'horreur Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-2

Type: septet,finaleVoice: B T B S T Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Duke/Roméo/Count/Stéphano/Benvolio/Paris/Grégorio
13Ah! voici nos gens Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.05

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano/Grégorio
14Dunque era vero! Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01-4

Type: ensembleVoice: B Mz Br B S T T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Simone/La Ciesca/Marco/Betto di Signa/Nella/Rinuccio/Gherardo/Zita
15E scherzo od e follia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.20

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Ulrica/Riccardo
16Altro de nostri e questo Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: quartetVoice: B B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Renato/Oscar
17Fervono 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
18Seguitemi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom
19Posa in pace a bei sogni ristora Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom
20Eh bien que l'avertissement Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Mercutio/Gertrude
21Mon père Dieu vous garde Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
22Oh!...Essa!...Musetta! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: sextet,choirVoice: T Br B Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Alcindoro/Musetta
23Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
24Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
25Mimì è una civetta Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
26Io resto Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
27Legna! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
28Marcello. Finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello
29Chi guardi? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Colline/Mimì/Schaunard/Parpignol
30Della vendetta alfin giunge Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Gilda
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