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Piero Cappuccilli

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1926
Year of Death: 2005

About Piero Cappuccilli:

Piero Cappuccilli (November 9, 1926 – July 11, 2005) was an Italian operatic baritone. Best known for his interpretations of Verdi roles, he was widely regarded as one of the finest Italian baritones of the second half of the 20th century. He was enormously admired within the field of opera for his rich and abundant voice, fine vocal technique and exceptional breath control. In the great Italian tradition he fused words and music into elegant phrases. He focused on Italian repertory, particularly the operas of Verdi, singing 17 major roles.

Born in Trieste, Cappuccilli originally intended to become an architect. He auditioned at a local opera house in 1949, where Luciano Donaggio (a retired singer beginning a second career as a teacher) heard him and urged him to study. Cappuccilli was still reluctant, believing he had a better potential career as an architect, and even briefly discontinued his lessons, until Donnaggio's urging and the offer of free lessons persuaded him to resume studies in 1950. He studied with Luciano Donaggio in his native city. After encouragement from relatives he decided to pursue a career in opera and made his stage debut there in 1951, singing small parts.

In 1955, Cappuccilli auditioned for La Scala in Milan, where the auditioners, deeply impressed, encouraged him to enter the Viotti competition. After his first place award, he made his official operatic debut in 1957 at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan, singing Tonio in Pagliacci. In 1960, he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Giorgio Germont in La traviata, which was to be his only performance at the Met.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dio di Giuda! Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco
2O Re pei sacri Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames
3Manrico? Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruiz/Manrico
4Che fia suonar di giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Enrico
5Si per ciel marmoreo giuro Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
6Oh! miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: Voice: B S T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Il doge ed il senato salutano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Lodovico/Otello
8Ecco la spada Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gabriele/Simon/Paolo
9Ma se m'e forza perderti Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
10Ah! per sempre io ti perdei Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
11Buona notte mia figlia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marquis/Leonora/Curra
12Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
13O vecchio cor che batti Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Foscari
14Donna reale a piedi tuoi Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta
15Fra mortali ancora oppressa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Rodolfo/Walter/Luisa
16In braccio alle dovizie Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guido
17Ecco mia figlia Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Luisa/Laura
18Brevi e tristi giorni visse Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando
19Parla in tuo cor virgineo Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: Voice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele/Simon
20Vecchio spiccai da te Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Francesco
21Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
22Mio Carlo a te la spada Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Count of Lerma/Carlo/Inquisitor
23Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
24Oh! di qual onta aggravasi Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Abigaille
25Ella in poter del barbaro Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 0.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Foresto
26Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
27Ecco il tuo sposo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Lucia
28Io la lingua Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
29Non sai tu che se l'anima mia Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo
30Ah! partiamo i miei tormenti Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.21

Type: Voice: S Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Ernesto/Gualtiero/Itulbo/Goffredo
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