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Ruggero Raimondi

Singer details:

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
1Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
2La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
3Vin ou bière Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Wagner
4Avant de quitter ces lieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin
5Uldino Uldin Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Uldino/Attila
6Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
7Il Re! Perché sola e la Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Thibault/Philip II
8Buona notte mia figlia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marquis/Leonora/Curra
9Vil seduttor infame figlia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marquis/Alvaro/Leonora
10Alta cagion v'aduna Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Egypt
11Il grande inquisitor! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Inquisitor/Philip II
12Va sossopra il mio cervello Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.24-1

Type: septet,finaleVoice: B B S cA Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà/Elvira/Isabella/Zulma/Lindoro/Haly
13Che bel cor ha costei Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.21

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà
14E tu speri di togliere Isabella Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Lindoro
15Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
16Ah, son perduto! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Basilio
17Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
18Il rival salvar tu dei Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
19Suoni la tromba Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
20Ehi! Taverniere! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
21L'onore? Ladri! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
22Quand'ero paggio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
23Mondo ladro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
24Cinta di fiori e col bel crin disciolto Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio
25Oh de Fieschi implacata Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 0.00

Type: quartetVoice: Br B Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon/Fiesco/Paolo/Pietro
26M'ardon le tempia Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon/Fiesco
27Plebe Patrizi Popolo! Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Simon
28Serva ..servo Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim/Fiorilla
29Bella Italia alfin ti miro Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim
30Seguitemi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom
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