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Robert Merrill

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1917
Year of Death: 2004

About Robert Merrill:

Robert Merrill (June 4, 1917 – October 23, 2004) was an American operatic baritone and actor, who was also active in the musical theatre circuit. He received the National Medal of Arts in 1993.

Merrill was born Moishe Miller, later known as Morris Miller, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of tailor Abraham Miller, originally Milstein, and his wife, Lillian (née Balaban), Jewish immigrants from Pultusk, Poland, near Warsaw. His paternal grandparents were Berl Milstein and Chana (née Mlawski), both from Pultusk, Poland.

His mother claimed to have had an operatic and concert career in Poland (a fact denied by her son in his biographies) and encouraged her son to have early voice training: he had a tendency to stutter, which disappeared when singing. Merrill was inspired to pursue professional singing lessons when he saw the baritone Richard Bonelli singing Count Di Luna in a performance of Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, and paid for them with money earned as a semi-professional pitcher.

In his early radio appearances as a crooner he was sometimes billed as Merrill Miller. While singing at bar mitzvahs and weddings and Borscht Belt resorts, he met an agent, Moe Gale, who found him work at Radio City Music Hall and with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. With Toscanini conducting, he eventually sang in two of the maestro's NBC broadcasts of famous operas, La traviata (with Licia Albanese, in 1946), and Un ballo in maschera (with Herva Nelli, in 1954). Both of those broadcasts were eventually released on both LP and CD by RCA Victor. His ranking as an important NBC performer is evidenced by his inclusion in NBC's 1947 promotional book, NBC Parade of Stars: As Heard Over Your Favorite NBC Station, displaying Sam Berman's caricatures of leading NBC personalities.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
241Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Canio/Silvio/Nedda
242Ehi fiorello Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorello/Count
243Ma bravo! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo
244Che ora sia Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: T Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Schaunard/Colline
245Ohè là, le guardie! Aprite! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: A customs Sergeant/Musetta/Mimì
246Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
247Vi prego signorina Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Geronte/Manon/Dancing Master
248Signori oggi d'Ulrica Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
249Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
250Gavotta! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: B Br Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Marcello/Schaunard/Rodolfo
251Vanne la tua meta gia vedo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
252Déposons les armes Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
253Di fare il segno convenuto Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.04-1

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nedda/Tonio/Beppe
254Cavalli pronti avete Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lescaut/Geronte/Edmondo
255Al mio furor sfuggite Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Carlo/Rodrigue
256Carlo se mai su te fogli Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodrigue/Carlo
257Moi je viens te chercher! Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: S Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Micaëla/Carmen/José
258Oso lo sguardo tuo penetrar Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Rodrigue
259Ella e pura in braccio a morte Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.19-2

Type: sextetVoice: T S S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Amelia/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
260Sei tu che piangi? Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 4.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
261No no lasciatelo Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.19-1

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: T Br S S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Amelia/Oscar/Samuel/Tom
262Paga costor Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
263La tua proserpina di resisterti Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edmondo/Chevalier
264Fermi tutti nessun si mova Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.25-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio/Rosina/Count
265Il cenno mio di la con essi attendi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato
266Intanto amici Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.19-1

Type: duet,choirVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lola
267I zampognari i zampognari Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
268Una cuffietta a pizzi Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S Br B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
269Il Re! Perché sola e la Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Thibault/Philip II
270O toi sainte médaille Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Wagner/Siébel
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