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Paolo Montarsolo

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1925
Year of Death: 2006

About Paolo Montarsolo:

Paolo Montarsolo (16 March 1925 – 31 August 2006) was an Italian operatic bass particularly associated with buffo roles.

Montarsolo was born in Portici. After vocal studies in Naples and Milan, he made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo in 1949 and at La Scala in 1951, first singing small roles but quickly established himself in buffo roles in operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gioachino Rossini, and taking part in many revivals of 18th-century operas by composers such as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Luigi Cherubini, Domenico Cimarosa, Giovanni Paisiello, etc.In 1954, he began appearing outside Italy, notably in Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, London, Glyndebourne, and made his American debut in 1957 at the Dallas Opera, subsequently appearing at the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.Besides the 18th- and 19th-century Italian repertoire, he also gained considerable acclaim in character roles such as Fra Melitone, Geronte, Gianni Schicchi, Baron Ochs, the Doctor in Wozzeck, as well as roles in many contemporary works by Rota, Tosatti, etc.

He retired from the stage in 1997, but remained active as a stage director and teacher. He died in Rome in 2006.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zitto zitto piano piano Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Dandini
2Zitto lascia ch'io senta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Masetto
3Vo star con mia nipote Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Haly/Mustafà
4Viva viva il flagel delle donne Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Mustafà
5Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
6Via caro sposino Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Don Pasquale
7Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
8Veiller sans cesse Popularity:

Opera: Comte OryComposer: RossiniAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Tutor
9Vecchia zimarra, senti Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline
10Va taluno mormorando Popularity:

Opera: Inganno felice, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: B/Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Batone/Tarabotto
11Uno stupido uno stolto Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
12Una voce m'ha colpito Popularity:

Opera: Inganno felice, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Batone
13Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
14Un segreto d'importanza Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dandini/Magnifico
15Udiamo i testimoni Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B/Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
16Tutti accusan le donne Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
17Ti presento di mia man Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella/Taddeo/Lindoro
18Sposa Signor perdona Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelina/Ramiro/Magnifico
19Son l'aure seconde Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.24

Type: quartet,choirVoice: T cA B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Isabella/Taddeo/Mustafà
20Son imbrogliato io gia Popularity:

Opera: Serva padrona, LaComposer: PergolesiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Uberto
21Son essant'anni o vecchio Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Carlo
22Soffoco moro tutta Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Bersi/Comtesse/Pietro
23Soave sia il vento Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: trioVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
24Signorina in tanta fretta Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Norina
25Signor una parola Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.12-1

Type: quintetVoice: cA/Mz B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelina/Magnifico/Clorinda/Dandini/Ramiro
26Signor Chenier Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Comtesse/Andrea/Pietro/Maddalena
27Signor altezza e in tavola Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B S Mz cA/Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico/Clorinda/Tisbe/Angelina/Dandini
28Sia qualunque delle figlie Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
29Si puo sapere un poco Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.32

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
30Si può Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: quintetVoice: B Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Benoît/Marcello/Rodolfo/Colline/Schaunard
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