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Roald Reitan

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Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2011

About Roald Reitan:

Roald Reitan (11 November 1928 – 21 February 2011) was an American operatic baritone who had an active international career from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Reitan graduated from Stadium High School in 1946. He then studied voice at the University of Puget Sound while simultaneously working for an appliance store. He began his career with the San Francisco Opera, making his professional debut as the First Officer in Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957.

In 1959 Reitan won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He was offered a contract at the Met, making his debut with the company in October 1959 as the Gypsy in Il trovatore under conductor Fausto Cleva. He made 250 appearances at the Met between 1959 and 1963, portraying mainly small to mid size roles like Baron Douphol in La traviata, Frank in Die Fledermaus, the Herald in Otello, Jago in Ernani, the Jailer in Tosca, Jim Larkens in La fanciulla del West, Mandarin in Turandot, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Roucher in Andrea Chénier, Schaunard in La bohème, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Silvio in Pagliacci, Wagner in Faust, the Wigmaker in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. However, he did appear in several performances of one major role at the Met, Figaro in The Barber of Seville opposite Jeanette Scovotti's Rosina. His last appearance with the company was as Ortel in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on May 22, 1963. Reitan was playing the Surgeon in La forza del destino on March 4, 1960, and was on stage with Leonard Warren when the latter died during the performance.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mario Cavaradossi? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/A Jailer
2Ah! si ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
3Mira di acerbe lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Leonora
4Vivra contende il giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.10

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
6Di due figli vivea padre beato Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
7Deserto sulla terra Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
8Di geloso amor sprezzato Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Count/Manrico
9Marcello. Finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello
10Per me ora fatale Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: aria,choir,finaleVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
11Prima che d'altri vivere Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.17

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Azucena
12Soli or siamo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: Voice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
13Udiste? come albeggi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Count
14Giorni poveri vivea Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Ferrando
15Non sono in vena! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
16All'erta all'erta Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
17E non giungono Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
18Perigliarti ancor languente Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: Voice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
19Tutto e deserto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
20Ed eccoci in famiglia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: Voice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/The Bonze/Cio-Cio
21In braccio al mio rival Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Ferrando/Azucena
22Ti scosta Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.16

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
23L'usato messo Ruiz invia Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
24Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
25Che non m'inganna quel fioco lume Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
26Oh Dio! Mimì! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-1

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
27L'onda de suoni mistici Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Ruiz
28Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
29L'offeso onor Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Silva
30O toi sainte médaille Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Wagner/Siébel
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