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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
1Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: B T S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Debole e il Re Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: T B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Abbé/Pietro/Comtesse
3Il core vi dono Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Guglielmo
4Viva viva il flagel delle donne Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Mustafà
5Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

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

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
6Dunque 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
7Chi l'ha richiesto Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

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

Roles: Colline/Schaunard/Rodolfo/Marcello/Musetta
8Sia qualunque delle figlie Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
9No non m'inganno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.03-1

Type: trioVoice: T T B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Incredible/Andrea/Roucher
10Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
11Si puo sapere un poco Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.32

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
12Di scrivermi ogni giorno Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: quintetVoice: S Mz Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
13Sempre in contrasti Popularity:

Opera: Serva padrona, LaComposer: PergolesiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Uberto
14Mi par che quei birbanti Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico/Tisbe/Clorinda
15Pappataci che mai sento Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
16Mille torbidi pensieri Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.09-2

Type: sextetVoice: B S S T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Zerlina/Masetto
17Ohè là, le guardie! Aprite! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: A customs Sergeant/Musetta/Mimì
18E finita Don Pasquale Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Pasquale/Norina
19Non sei tu che il grado Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.23

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

Roles: Isabella/Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
20Amici ancor cantiam Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
21Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
22Miei Signori tutto e fatto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B S Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
23Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
24Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
25Serenate il mesto ciglio Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
26Datemi il testamento! Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02-4

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

Roles: Gianni Schicchi/Rinuccio/Lauretta/Zita/La Ciesca/Nella/Gherardo/Marco/Simone/Betto di Signa
27In un coupé? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.01

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Rodolfo
28Intendente..direttor? Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
29Il giorno intorno Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Carlo/Comtesse
30Ti 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
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