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Ruggero Raimondi

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Voice: Bass-baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1941

About Ruggero Raimondi:

Ruggero Raimondi (born 3 October 1941) is an Italian bass-baritone opera singer who has also appeared in motion pictures.

Ruggero Raimondi was born in Bologna, Italy, during World War II. His voice matured early into its adult timbre, and at the age of 15, he auditioned for conductor Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, who encouraged him to pursue an operatic career. He began vocal studies with Ettore Campogalliani, and was accepted at age 16 as a student at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He then continued his studies in Rome, under the guidance of Teresa Pediconi and Armando Piervenanzi.

After having won the National Competition for young opera singers in Spoleto, he made his debut in the same city in the role of Colline in La Bohème in the Festival dei Due Mondi. Subsequently an opportunity arose for him at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome when he was called upon to substitute in the role of Procida in Giuseppe Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani, and he received enormous success from the public and the critics. The young singer was very shy and stiff at first, but his early directors helped him, and he was soon an accomplished opera actor.

Raimondi's career soon extended to the major opera houses in Italy, such as La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Comunale in Florence and abroad, beginning with the Glyndebourne Festival (Don Giovanni in 1969). His La Scala debut was as Timur in Turandot in 1968, his Metropolitan Opera debut was as Silva in Ernani in 1970, and his Covent Garden debut was as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra in 1972. In 1975, he made his Paris Opera debut as Procida, followed by the title role in Boris Godunov, and his Salzburg Festival debut in 1980 as the King in Aida. In 1986, he first directed a production of Don Giovanni, and decided to continue his career as a director as well.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Oh! donna mia Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
2Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
3Dal sommo delle sfere Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: Voice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiesco/Paolo/Captain
4Plebe Patrizi Popolo! Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon
5Miei rampolli femminini Popularity:

Opera: Cenerentola, LaComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Magnifico
6Concedi in pria Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
7Pietosa al padre Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero/Imogene
8Serva ..servo Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim/Fiorilla
9Per te di vane lagrime Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero
10Voci di giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Mose in EgittoComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: quintetVoice: B B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mosè/Faraone/Elézer/Sinaide/Amenofi
11Viva la guerra Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla/Carlo/Mayor
12Uldino a me dinanzi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 0.05

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Attila/Ezio
13Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
14Eccomi a te Gualtiero Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Imogene/Gualtiero
15E sogno? o realta? Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ford
16Meta di voi qua vadano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
17Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
18Sangue a me quell ombra Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
19Orsu Tosca parlate Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
20Leporello Signore Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni
21Come il bacio d'un padre Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Massimiliano/Carlo
22Ma signor ma un dottor Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio
23Muori.. arresta insano Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Radames
24Santo amor che in me favelli Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-3

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
25Dei pappataci s'avanza il coro Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.22

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Taddeo/Mustafà
26Ite sul colle. O Druidi Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso
27La mia letizia infondere Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
28Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
29Salvator della patria Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/King of Egypt
30Splendon piu belle in ciel Popularity:

Opera: Favorita, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 4.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Balthazar
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