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Teresa Stratas

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Canadian
Year of Birth: 1938

About Teresa Stratas:

Teresa Stratas, OC (born May 26, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario), is a retired Canadian operatic soprano of Greek descent. She is especially well known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu.

Stratas was born Anastasia Stratakis to a struggling immigrant Cretan family in Oshawa, near Toronto, Ontario. At age 13, she performed Greek pop songs on the radio. She graduated from The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. At age 20, Stratas made her professional opera debut as Mimì in La bohème at the Toronto Opera Festival. One year later in 1959, she co-won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, appearing later that year with the Metropolitan Opera as Poussette in Manon. She created the title role in Peggy Glanville-Hicks' Nausicaa at the Herod Atticus Theatre in Athens in 1961, made her Covent Garden debut as Mimì that same year and in 1962, she made her La Scala debut as Isabella in Manuel de Falla's L'Atlántida. She continued her career with the Metropolitan Opera, moved into leading roles and performed with leading opera houses around the world, including the Bolshoi, Vienna State, Berlin, Bavarian State (Munich), Paris and San Francisco Operas as well as the Salzburg Festival.

Her repertoire also included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Cherubino and Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Liù in Turandot, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Micaëla in Carmen, Marguerite in Faust, the title role in La Périchole, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Lisa in The Queen of Spades, The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Antonia in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, Desdemona in Otello, Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, the title roles of Salome and Lulu, Jenny Smith in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (directed by John Dexter) and Marie Antoinette in John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles. She is regarded as one of the foremost singing actresses of the twentieth century.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
91Che imbarazzo e mai questo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna
92Nome di Dio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.06-3

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Tonio/Nedda
93Io vi dico signor Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Antonio/Count
94E decisa la lite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S B-Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Count/Bartolo
95Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
96Barbarina cos hai Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Barbarina/Marcellina
97Siam giunti ecco la torre Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Ruiz
98Sei la credea Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
99Piegato e il foglio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
100Basilio in traccia tosto di Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Cherubino/Basilio
101Restons ici puisqu'il le faut Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
102Voici les élégantes Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Brétigny/Manon
103Pardon mais j'etais la Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
104Eccovi oh caro amico Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S B S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Bartolo/Susanna/Figaro
105Mesta e la tua canzon Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena
106Il vous parlait Manon Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.11

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Lescaut
107Un mot s'il vous plait Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.07

Type: septetVoice: T S Mz T Mz Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Guillot/Poussette/Javotte/Chevalier/Rosette/Lescaut/Manon
108Ah! parlez moi Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
109Et maintenant restez seul un instant Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.10-2

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Brétigny
110Oui je viens t'arracher a la honte Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 4.11

Type: septetVoice: B S T S Mz Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Le Comte/Manon/Chevalier/Poussette/Javotte/Rosette/Guillot
111Je venais d'ecrire a mon père Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
112Qu'ai je a te pardonner Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
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