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Scipio Colombo

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1910
Year of Death: 2002

About Scipio Colombo:

Scipio Colombo (25 May 1910 – 13 April 2002) was an Italian dramatic baritone, and was known for his abilities as a musician and singing-actor.

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Colombo first studied philosophy at the University of Padua, before turning to music. He studied in Milan with Giuseppe Venturini and in Rome with Giuseppe de Luca, and made his debut in Alessandria, as Marcello in La bohème, in 1937.

Throughout World War II, he sang at most of the major opera houses of Italy, including the Teatro alla Scala. In 1947, he sang there in the Milan premiere of Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, and of Britten's Peter Grimes, and later took part in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, as the Marquis de la Force, in 1957. He also sang in Mussorgski's Khovantchina, in 1949. He created roles in contemporary Italian works, notably in Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero (Florence, 1950), and Pizzetti's Cagliostro (La Scala, 1953). He also sang in Dallapiccola's Volo di notte at the Scala (1964).

He made guest appearances at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Vienna State Opera, Arena di Verona, and Covent Garden (Tosca, in 1956 and 1958), as well as the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Bregenz Festival.

Colombo also sang many of the great baritone roles of the Italian repertory: Rigoletto, Count di Luna, Giorgio Germont, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Lescaut, Marcello, etc. In 1957, the singing-actor sang the Baron Scarpia to Magda Olivero's first Floria Tosca, for RAI (a performance published on Compact Discs, by Opera Depot).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Quanto sei bella Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora/Countness
2Ah! che il cor non m'ingannava Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.27

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: T S B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Vedi io piango Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Fedora
4Donna per noi terribile Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Luisa
5Ah! franchigia a Floria Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/Tosca
6Piangi il tuo dolore Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Luisa
7Pria di partir signore Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto/Don Pasquale/Dr Malatesta/Norina
8Il foglio dunque Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
9Com'e gentil Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernesto
10Mia madre la mia vecchia madre Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
11Perche mai se son tradito Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narciso
12E Selim non si vede Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S T B Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Narciso/Selim/Zaida/Prosdocimo
13Padre ricevi l'estremo addio Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: trio,finaleVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Rodolfo/Miller/Walter
14Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
15La montanina mia Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.05-1

Type: duet,recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fedora/Count
16Tornami a dir che m'ami Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina/Ernesto
17Rida a voi sereno il cielo Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15

Type: ensembleVoice: S Mz T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
18Come si grave scorno soffrir Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: recitative,quartetVoice: S B B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Selim/Don Geronio/Narciso
19Si mi e forza partir Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Don Geronio/Prosdocimo
20Per piacere alla signora Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Don Geronio
21No mia vita mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiorilla/Don Geronio
22Pallida mesta sei Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Miller
23Andrem raminghi e poveri Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Miller
24Tosca finalmente mia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
25So anch'io la virtu magica Popularity:

Opera: Don PasqualeComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norina
26Dice la capinera Popularity:

Opera: FedoraComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27Nostra patria e il mondo intero Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zaida/Albazar
28Dunque seguitemi Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.11

Type: quintet,choirVoice: B T S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim/Narciso/Fiorilla/Zaida/Don Geronio
29Questo vecchio maledetto Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: quintetVoice: B T S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Selim/Narciso/Fiorilla/Zaida/Don Geronio
30Oh! guardate che accidente Popularity:

Opera: Turco in Italia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.10

Type: quintetVoice: B T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Geronio/Narciso/Selim/Zaida/Fiorilla
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