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Sara Mingardo

Singer details:

Voice: Contralto
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1961

About Sara Mingardo:

Sara Mingardo (born 2 March 1961) is an Italian classical contralto who has had an active international career in concerts and operas since the 1980s. Her complete recording of Anna in Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens won a Gramophone Award and both the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording and the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album in 2002. Some of the other roles she has performed on stage or on disc include Andronico in Tamerlano, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and the title roles in Carmen, Giulio Cesare, Riccardo Primo, and Rinaldo. She has also recorded several Vivaldi cantatas, Bach cantatas, and such concert works as Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and Vivaldi's Gloria among others.

Born in Venice, Mingardo studied singing with Paolo Ghitti in her native city at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia. She won first prize at the Toti dal Monte international singing competition and the Prize Giulietta Simionato at the 23rd Vienna Competition. She made her professional opera debut in 1987 as Fidalma in Domenico Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto in Avezzano. Her career developed rapidly, and by 1989 she had already made appearances at La Scala, La Fenice, the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro Regio di Torino, and the Teatro di San Carlo among other major theatres.

Mingardo has since maintained a busy singing schedule. Her performance credits include appearances at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bregenzer Festspiele, Carnegie Hall, the Festival de Beaune, the Festival della Valle d'Itria, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, La Monnaie, the Liceu, the Montreux-Vevey Festival, the Lausanne Opera, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Opéra de Montpellier, the Santa Fe Opera, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Semperoper, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Teatro Comunale Florence, the Teatro de la Zarzuela, the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari the Teatro Massimo, the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, and the Teatro Real among others. She has also sung with many notable orchestras in concert, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
2Ombra mai fu Popularity:

Opera: Xerxes (Serse)Composer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Cara sposa Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
4Son nata a lagrimar Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Sesto
5Al dolce guidami Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.18

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna
6Ah! mio cor schernito sei! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
7Sul suo capo aggravi un Dio Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanna
8Siam navi all onde algenti Popularity:

Opera: OlympiadeComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
9Giovanna ho dei rimorsi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Duke
10Veni me sequere fida Popularity:

Opera: Juditha TriumphansComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
11Come nube che fugge Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
12Priva son d'ogni conforto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia
13Piangea cantando Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
14Alma oppressa Popularity:

Opera: Fida ninfa, LaComposer: VivaldiAct:

Type: Voice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Piangete voi? Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna
16Sovra il sen la man mi posa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
17Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.20-2

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Smeton/Percy/Rochefort
18Solo un pianto Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Néris
19In un fiorito prato Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera/Pastore I/pastore-i
20Ah! pensate che rivolti Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanna/Enrico
21Reverenza! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Quickly
22Elvino..Elvino.. Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18-2

Type: trioVoice: S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Lisa/Rodolfo
23Son geloso del zefiro errante Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.16-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
24Deh! non voler costringere Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
25D'un pensiero e d'un accento Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.22

Type: quartetVoice: T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Alessio/Teresa/Amina
26Signor ne principe Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
27E sgombro il loco Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Smeton
28Tutta in voi la luce mia Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.09-1

Type: duetVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Giovanna
29Oh! se una volta sola Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina
30Era piu calmo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emilia/Desdemona
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