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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
241Ah! che ne dite? Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo
242Mi abbraccia o donna Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Imogene
243Ai nostri fidi nunzio Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
244Quei due vedesti Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: Voice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolo/Pietro
245Seguitemi Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom
246Chi è là Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
247Mille grazie mio signore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
248Di destarlo per tempo il Re Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macduff
249Radames Radames Radames! Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
250Vergini! il ciel per ora Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pagano (Hermit)
251Mio Carlo a te la spada Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Count of Lerma/Carlo/Inquisitor
252Gente indiscreta Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fiorello
253Ma bravi ma benone Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Rosina
254S'allontanarono! Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macbeth
255Piu temuto piu splendido nome Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
256Pensier profondo Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
257Ehi fiorello Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorello/Count
258Cavalier questo foglio Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bethune/Arrigo/Elena
259Oh dans l'ombre dans la mystere Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Roger
260Giunge qualcuno aprite Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: duetVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Melitone
261Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
262E ancor silenzio! Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pagano (Hermit)
263Non sei tu che il grado Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.23

Type: quartet,choirVoice: cA B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella/Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
264Signori 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
265Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

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

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
266Delle faci festanti al barlume Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: Voice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiesco/Simon
267Che bosco e quello Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04?

Type: ensembleVoice: B Br S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
268Ah! barbiere d'inferno Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Basilio
269In cielo benedetto Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
270Schiudi inferno inghiotti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: quartetVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Banco/Macbeth/Lady McB
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