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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
1Mille grazie mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
2Oh! che muso che figura Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.21

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella
3Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
4Ma bravo bravo Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dandini/Magnifico/Ramiro
5Un segreto d'importanza Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dandini/Magnifico
6Ascoltami italiano Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Mustafà
7Ehi di casa buona gente Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23-1

Type: quartetVoice: cA/Mz T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Basilio/Figaro
8Pappataci che mai sento Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
9Uno stupido uno stolto Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
10Va taluno mormorando Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: B/Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Batone/Tarabotto
11Ah! che ne dite? Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
12Finora in questa camera Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berta/Count
13Gente indiscreta Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
14Zitto zitto piano piano Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Dandini
15Scusate amici Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dandini/Magnifico/Ramiro
16Piano pianissimo Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorello/Count
17Gia d'insolito ardore Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà
18Don Basilio! Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.09

Type: quintetVoice: cA/Mz T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Figaro/Bartolo/Basilio
19Vo star con mia nipote Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Haly/Mustafà
20Ah! se da solo a sola Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Taddeo
21Signor 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
22Parlar pensar vorrei Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.22-3

Type: ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
24Son 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
25Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
26Serenate il mesto ciglio Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
27Non so che dir Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramiro/Magnifico
28Viva viva il flagel delle donne Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Mustafà
29Sposa Signor perdona Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelina/Ramiro/Magnifico
30Sia qualunque delle figlie Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
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