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Samuel Ramey

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1942

About Samuel Ramey:

Samuel Ramey (born March 28, 1942, Colby, Kansas) is an American operatic bass.

At the height of his career, he was greatly admired for his range and versatility, having possessed a sufficiently accomplished bel canto technique to enable him to sing the music of Handel, Mozart, and Rossini, yet power enough to handle the more overtly dramatic roles written by Verdi and Puccini.

Ramey is a 1960 graduate of Colby High School in Colby, Kansas. He studied music in high school and in college at Kansas State University, as well as at Wichita State with Arthur Newman. In college at Kansas State, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

After further study in Central City (where he was in the chorus of Don Giovanni in 1963, with Norman Treigle in the title role) and as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera, he went to New York City where he worked for an academic publisher before he had his first breakthrough at the New York City Opera, debuting on March 11, 1973 singing the role of Zuniga in the 1875 Bizet opera Carmen, after which, among other roles, he took over the Faustian devils in Gounod's Faust and Boito's Mefistofele left empty by the early death of Treigle.

As his repertoire expanded, he spent more and more time in the theatres of Europe, notably in Berlin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Milan, Vienna, and the summer festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne, Pesaro, and Salzburg.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zitto lascia ch'io senta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Masetto
2Votre toast (Toreador Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo
3Voli colla sua tromba Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
4Vieni o Levita Popularity:

Opera: NabuccoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaccaria
5Vieni la mia vendetta Popularity:

Opera: Lucrezia BorgiaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso D'Este
6Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
7Vieni Arsace al trionfo Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.33

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Vi ravviso o luoghi ameni Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11-3

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
9Very well, then, my dear and good Tom Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow
10Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
11Venite pur avanti Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-3

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni/Anna/Elvira/Ottavio
12Vedro mentr'io sospiro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
13Vecchia zimarra, senti Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline
14Une puce gentille Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
15Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
16Uldino a me dinanzi Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 0.05

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Attila/Ezio
17Tutto e disposto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
18Tutta in voi la luce mia Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Giovanna
19Traditor la mia rival Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Radames
20Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
21Tosca che non mi veda Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
22Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
23Tirannia gli diede il regno Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Garibaldo
24Ti presento di mia man Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella/Taddeo/Lindoro
25The sun is bright Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.18

Type: choirVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: Nick Shadow
26Teco lo guida al campo Popularity:

Opera: ArmidaComposer: HaydnAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
27Te deum Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
28T'allontana sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Edgardo/Raimondo
29Suoni la tromba Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
30Studia il passo Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
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