Regina Sarfaty

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1934

About Regina Sarfaty:

Regina Sarfaty (born 1934), later "Regina Sarfaty Rickless" after her marriage to Elwood A. Rickless in 1963, is an American operatic mezzo-soprano who had an active career during the 1950s through the 1980s. Sarfaty first rose to prominence through her work at the Santa Fe Opera and the New York City Opera during the late 1950s. She later enjoyed international success in the 1960s and 1970s, and had a particularly lengthy career singing with the Zurich Opera.

Born in Rochester, New York, Sarfaty grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She won a scholarship to The Juilliard School where she matriculated in 1952, graduating five years later with a Bachelor of Music. While a student, she began to perform professionally in operas and concerts.

Sarfaty's first major success was at the Santa Fe Opera in 1957 as Rosina in The Barber of Seville. She gave three other performances with the company during that summer season, Suzuki in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, and Tabitha in the world premiere of Marvin David Levy's The Tower. Sarfatay returned regularly to the SFO through 1968, portraying such roles as Clarion in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Meg Page in Falstaff, Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and the title roles in Regina and Carmen (conducted by Robert Craft, in 1961), among others. She also sang the role of Nelly in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Wuthering Heights in 1958 (with Phyllis Curtin) and Agave in the United States premiere of Hans Werner Henze's The Bassarids in 1968 with the SFO.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Col sorriso d'innocenza Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene
2No word from Tom Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
3Lo sognai ferito esangue Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene
4Je viens celebrer la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Samson/Dalila/High Priest
5Cedo al destin orribile Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Ernesto/Gualtiero
6Sorgete Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Tu m'apristi in cor ferita Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04-1

Type: Voice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
8Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene
9Parlarti ancor per poco Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene
10Tu sciagurato! Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Gualtiero
11Arresta ognor mi fuggi Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
12Ah! fuggi spietato Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.05-3

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
13Se un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Gualtiero
14Pietosa al padre Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero/Imogene
15Eccomi a te Gualtiero Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Gualtiero
16Ah! 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
17Oh! sole ti vela di tenebra fonda Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene
18I go I go to him Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
19Ebben cominci o barbara Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero/Imogene/Ernesto/Itulbo
20Mi abbraccia o donna Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
21Quando a un tratto il mio consorte Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: S S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Adele/Itulbo/Gualtiero
22Good people, just a moment Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.28

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove/Tom Rakewell/Father Trulove/Nick Shadow
23Lasso perir cosi Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: choir,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adele
24Anne! Here! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
25Vieni cerchiam pe mari Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Gualtiero
26Vieni siam sole alfin Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adele/Imogene/Ernesto
27Who cares a fig Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
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