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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
61A moi les plaisirs Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
62In braccio al mio rival Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando/Azucena
63Legna! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
64Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
65Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
66Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
67A lui vivo la tomba Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
68Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
69Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
70Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
71Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
72Le jour va luire Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.04

Type: trioVoice: S B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Méphistophélès/Faust
73Siam soli Udite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom
74Dammi quel ferro Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
75Deh! rallentate o barbari Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Count
76O Re pei sacri Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
77Chi 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
78Oh!...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
79Ve' se di notte qui colla sposa Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S B B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Samuel/Tom/Renato
80E l'ami sempre Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: quartetVoice: Br S T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda/Duke/Maddalena
81Le nom de cette belle enfant Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Gertrude/Grégorio/Roméo
82Eh bien que l'avertissement Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Mercutio/Gertrude
83Qual suono oh ciel Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
84Enfin la place est libre amis Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Mercutio/Roméo
85C'è Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
86Su l'orlo dei tetti Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
87Odi tu come fremono cupi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Renato/Riccardo
88Sa dirmi, scusi, qual'è l'osteria Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/A customs Sergeant
89Io muoio confessione! Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo/Leonora
90Il doge ed il senato salutano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Lodovico/Otello
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