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Samuel Ramey

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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
121Quand apparaissent les etoiles Popularity:

Opera: Don QuichoteComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Don Quichotte
122Qu'attendez vous encore Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust
123Je viens celebrer la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Samson/Dalila/High Priest
124Se tra il buio un fantasma vedrai Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giorgio/Riccardo
125Di cupido impiego i vanni Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Garibaldo
126Che veggo..egli..mio padre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
127Oh cielo! Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro
128E qual via scegliete? Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
129Al sen ti stringo Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Scotland
130Al ben de tuoi qual vittima Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
131Ha piu forte sapore Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
132Leporello Signore Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello/Giovanni
133Eccomi a voi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
134Pieta pieta pieta Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
135Pappataci che mai sento Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
136Se fiato in corpo avete Popularity:

Opera: Matrimonio Segreto, IlComposer: CimarosaAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Geronimo
137E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
138Voli colla sua tromba Popularity:

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

139Norma deh Norma scolpati Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oroveso/Norma/Pollione
140Ed io venivo a lui Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
141Dieu nous sépare Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Gaston/Hélène/Roger
142Al mio pregar t'arrendi Popularity:

Opera: SemiramideComposer: RossiniAct: 2.29

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Semiramide
143Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
144Il mio piano è preparato Popularity:

Opera: Gazza ladra, LaComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

145Que voulez vous messieurs ? Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.09

Type: trioVoice: T B-Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès/Valentin
146Ah! ah che bella vita Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count
147Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
148No non e sogno Popularity:

Opera: AttilaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: B Br S TLanguage: Italian

149Il faut pour assouvir ma haine Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/Dalila
150Mio signore mio marito Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.25

Type: septet,finaleVoice: S Mz B B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly/Mustafà/Taddeo/Isabella/Lindoro
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