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Robert Kerns

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1933
Year of Death: 1989

About Robert Kerns:

Robert Kerns (June 8, 1933, Detroit - February 15, 1989, Vienna) was an American baritone, he was a stylish and versatile singer with a wide repertoire.

Kerns studied at the University of Michigan, and made his debut in 1955 in Toledo, Ohio, as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. After one year with the New York City Opera, he left for Europe in 1960, where he was engaged at the Zurich Opera where in 1961 he sang Kostandis in the world premiere of Martin?'s The Greek Passion.

In 1963, he began a long association with the Vienna State Opera, and made his debut at the Royal Opera House in 1964, as Billy Budd. He made his debut at the Paris Opéra in 1973, and became the same year a permanent guest at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

He was also a regular guest at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Salzburg Festival, where he sang notably; Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Arlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Belcore in L'elisir d'amore.

Later he took on heavier roles such as, Germont, Posa, both Ford and Falstaff, as well as Marcello, Scarpia, and Onegin. He also included a few Wagner roles such as Wolfram, Donner, and Amfortas, in which his vocal and acting abilities were put to fine effect.

Robert Kerns made relatively few recordings, the best known being Madama Butterfly, opposite Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Christa Ludwig, under Herbert von Karajan.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Addio fiorito asil Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
2Povero Rigoletto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Duke/Sparafucile/Marullo
3C'est toi C'est moi Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.14

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
4Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
5Gualtier malde.. Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: Voice: T S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Possente amor mi chiama Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
7Amore o grillo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
8O patria Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: S T B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena/Danieli/Procida/Arrigo/Guido
9Si tu m'aimes, Carmen Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.13

Type: duet,choirVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo/Carmen
10Giorno di pianto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo
11Non sono in vena! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
12Duca Duca? Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
13In braccio alle dovizie Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guido
14Sur la place Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Moralès
15O patria o cara patria Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
16Ora a noi sedete qui Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sharpless/Cio-Cio
17Sogno o son desto Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arrigo/Guido
18Zitti zitti moviamo a vendetta Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: choir,duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
19La vedetta del porto Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: A herald/Otello
20Hola! hola! Jose! Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.07

Type: quartetVoice: Mz B-Br Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/Escamillo/Dancaïre/Remendado
21Hola! Carmen! Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.10

Type: Voice: B T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Zuniga/José/Carmen
22Dispettosetto questo riccio Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
23Regardez donc cette petite Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.03

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Moralès/Micaëla
24Ah! affe madamigella Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Geronte/Chevalier
25Il passo m'aprite Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sergeant/Captain
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