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Piero Cappuccilli

Singer details:

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
241O vinti il capo a terra Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nabucco/Zaccaria
242L'usato messo Ruiz invia Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
243Regna il sonno su tutti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
244Uldino Uldin Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Uldino/Attila
245Ove son io Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
246Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
247Sacra la scelta e d'un consorte Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller
248Sappia la sposa mia Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
249Qui del padre ancor respira Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Enrico
250Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
251Un lampo orribile Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto
252Tutto e silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sara/Roberto
253Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
254All infelice veglio Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Foscari
255Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
256Ciel tu Rodrigo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
257Uldino a me dinanzi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 0.05

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Attila/Ezio
258Piu non vive l'innocente Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucrezia Contarini
259Siam soli Udite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Renato/Samuel/Tom
260Tu m'apristi in cor ferita Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04-1

Type: Voice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
261Ecco l'indegno Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Roberto/Duke
262O amato zio o mio secondo padre Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giorgio
263Oh! miei prodi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: Voice: B S T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles:
264Parla in tuo cor virgineo Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: Voice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele/Simon
265Il rival salvar tu dei Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
266S'avanza Enrico Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo/Enrico/Lucia
267O padre figli sposa Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
268Deh! rallentate o barbari Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Count
269Ecco il tuo sposo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Lucia
270E allor perche di Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silvio/Nedda
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