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Tatiana Troyanos

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1938
Year of Death: 1993

About Tatiana Troyanos:

Tatiana Troyanos (September 12, 1938 – August 21, 1993) was an American mezzo-soprano of Greek and German descent, remembered as "one of the defining singers of her generation" (Boston Globe). Her voice, "a paradoxical voice — larger than life yet intensely human, brilliant yet warm, lyric yet dramatic" — "was the kind you recognize after one bar, and never forget", wrote Cori Ellison in Opera News.

Troyanos' performances "covered the full range of operatic history" (New York Times) in an international career of three decades which also produced a variety of memorable operatic recordings, among them Carmen (co-starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by Georg Solti), cited by Classicalite almost four decades later as "the finest of all Carmens." After ten years based at the Hamburg State Opera, Troyanos became widely known for her work with the Metropolitan Opera beginning in 1976, with over 270 performances (several dozen of them broadcast or televised) spanning twenty-two major roles.

Born in New York City, Troyanos spent her earliest days in the Manhattan neighborhood where Lincoln Center, the new home of the Metropolitan Opera, would arise a quarter century later. She grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and attended Forest Hills High School. Her early childhood was clouded by a deep sense of abandonment; her parents, operatic hopefuls who, she said, "had beautiful voices"—her father, born on the Greek island of Cephalonia, was a tenor, and her mother, from Stuttgart, was a coloratura soprano — had separated when she was an infant and later divorced, "ill-matched to each other and ill-suited to parenthood" (Opera News).

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
181Ah! moi dans ses bras Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-5

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
182Ecco la tomba Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo
183Cesare, sei tradito Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Curio/Cesare/Cleopatra
184Esser quì deve in breve Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
185Si, fuggire; a noi non resta Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo/Giulietta
186Ah non poss'io partire Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: aria/ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta/Lorenzo/Capellio
187Mà che! vile e negletta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA S S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cornelia/Cleopatra/Sesto/Nireno
188Eccomi in lieta vesta Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta
189Vegli pure il germano Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.08-4

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
190Che veggio, oh Numi? Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Cleopatra
191Maria Popularity:

Opera: West Side StoryComposer: BernsteinAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
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