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Paul Plishka

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1941

About Paul Plishka:

Paul Plishka (born August 28, 1941) is an American operatic bass.

Plishka comes from Old Forge, Pennsylvania, and Paterson, New Jersey; his parents were American-born children of Ukrainian immigrants. He studied at Montclair State College and with Armen Boyajian (also the pedagogue of Marisa Galvany, Harry Theyard, Samuel Ramey, and Eric Owens), and made his operatic debut with the Paterson Lyric Opera, in 1961.

Plishka made his formal debut with the Metropolitan Opera as the Monk in La Gioconda, in 1967. He became one of the company's leading basses, and has appeared in many other theatres, including the Teatro alla Scala and the New York City Opera (I puritani, 1981). He retired from the Metropolitan Opera after playing the Sacristan in Tosca, on the Saturday broadcast on January 28, 2012. He had performed at the Metropolitan Opera for forty-five years and in 1,642 performances, placing him at number ten on their official list of most-frequent performers, which dates back to the company's inception in 1883. There was a special tribute after Act I on stage, and on the air during the intermission. In 2016 he was invited back to the Metropolitan Opera for five post-retirement performances as Benoît and Alcindoro in La bohème in April and May of that year, and 10 more in November, December, and January in the 2016/2017 season.

At La Scala, the bass appeared in La damnation de Faust (Concert Version, with Nicolai Gedda, 1975), Boris Godunov (as Pimenn, conducted by Claudio Abbado, 1981), Anna Bolena (a revival of the Luchino Visconti production, 1982), I lombardi (1986), Nabucco (conducted by Riccardo Muti, 1988), Turandot (with Ghena Dimitrova, 1988 and 1989), and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (1988 and 1989). His last performance with the company was in 1992, in the Verdi Requiem.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
31Principessa divina! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Turandot/Liù
32Tu qui? Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele
33Ho una casa nell honan Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
34Andrem raminghi e poveri Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Miller
35Infelice delusa rejetta Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15-1

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guardiano/Leonora
36Gia ti veggo immota e smorta Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 3.11

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo/Alvise
37E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
38Norma deh Norma scolpati Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Pollione
39Da quel di che lei perduta Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Percy/Rochefort
40Fermo che fai t'arresta! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

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

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong/Calaf
41Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
42Cielo di stelle orbato Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: quartetVoice: T S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gabriele/Maria (Amelia)/Maid/Pietro
43Legna! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-2

Type: quartetVoice: T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
44Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
45Del mondo i disinganni Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-3

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guardiano/Melitone
46L'alto retaggio non ho bramato Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-2

Type: duetVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Walter/Wurm
47Sacra la scelta e d'un consorte Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller
48Tosca che non mi veda Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
49Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
50Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
51Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
52Addio amore! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
53Dammi quel ferro Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Oroveso
54O amato zio o mio secondo padre Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giorgio
55Ambo morrete o perfidi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Percy/Anna
56Perduta la battaglia Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù
57Ne compi il rito o Norma Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Clotilde/Pollione
58Oh! qual parlar fu il suo Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
59Vous qui du Dieu vivant Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Gian
60Padre mio padre Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: trio,choirVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù
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