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Nicolai Ghiaurov

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: Bulgarian
Year of Birth: 1929
Year of Death: 2004

About Nicolai Ghiaurov:

Nicolai Ghiaurov (or Nikolai Gjaurov, Nikolay Gyaurov, Bulgarian: Николай Гяуров) (September 13, 1929 – June 2, 2004) was a Bulgarian opera singer and one of the most famous basses of the postwar period. He was admired for his powerful, sumptuous voice, and was particularly associated with roles of Mussorgsky and Verdi. Ghiaurov married the Bulgarian pianist Zlatina Mishakova in 1956 and Italian soprano Mirella Freni in 1978, and the two singers frequently performed together. They lived in Modena until Ghiaurov's death in 2004 of a heart attack.

Ghiaurov was born in the small mountain town of Velingrad in southern Bulgaria. As a child, he learned to play the violin, piano and clarinet. He began his musical studies at the Bulgarian State Conservatory in 1949 under Prof. Hristo Brambarov. From 1950 until 1955, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory.

Ghiaurov's career was launched in 1955, when he won the Grand Prix at the International Vocal Competition in Paris and the First Prize and a gold medal at the Fifth World Youth Festival in Prague. Ghiaurov made his operatic debut in 1955 as Don Basilio in Rossini's The Barber of Seville in Sofia. He made his Italian operatic debut in 1957 in Teatro Comunale Bologna, before starting an international career with his rendition of Varlaam in the opera Boris Godunov at La Scala in 1959. 1962 marked Ghiaurov's Covent Garden debut as Padre Guardiano in Verdi's La forza del destino as well as his first appearance in Salzburg in Verdi's Requiem, conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
121Fredda ed immobile Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-2

Type: Voice: Br T B cA/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Bartolo/Rosina/Berta
122Da quel di che t'ho veduta Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Carlo/Elvira
123Al ben de tuoi qual vittima Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
124Voi tutti che m'udite Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar/Léonor/Alphonse
125Del futuro nel buio discerno Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
126Tutto e deserto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
127Pieta pieta pieta Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
128Anges purs anges radieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-2

Type: trioVoice: S T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust/Méphistophélès
129Deh! perdona deh! perdona Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Abigaille
130A moi les plaisirs Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
131Fermo che fai t'arresta! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: quartet,trioVoice: Br T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong/Calaf
132Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
133Seigneur Dieu, que vois-je! Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Mz/cA S T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Marthe/Marguerite/Faust/Méphistophélès
134Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
135M'ardon le tempia Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon/Fiesco
136Sire io ti deggio Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.10

Type: sextet,choirVoice: Mz Br B S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Léonor/Alphonse/Balthazar/Inès/Gaspar/Fernand
137In braccio al mio rival Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando/Azucena
138Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì
139Morir tremenda cosa! Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
140Son pur queste mie membra Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
141Voci di giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Mose in EgittoComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: quintetVoice: B B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mosè/Faraone/Elézer/Sinaide/Amenofi
142Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
143Ombre di mia prosapia Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvise
144No non e sogno Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B Br S TLanguage: Italian

145Tu sul labbro dei veggenti Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
146O vinti il capo a terra Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Zaccaria
147Regna il sonno su tutti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
148Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
149A lui vivo la tomba Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Ramfis
150Uldino Uldin Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Uldino/Attila
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