Giuseppe Taddei

Giuseppe Taddei

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Bizet: The Pearl Fishers: Demeure parmi nous, Nadir (ft. Giuseppe Taddei ,Alfredo Kraus ,RAI Chorus )
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Verdi : Ernani : Part 1: Il bandito "In fin che un brando vindice" [Silva, Chorus, Ernani, Carlo, Jago, Riccardo, Elvira] (feat. Vittorio Pandano, Giacomo Vaghi, Gino Penno, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della Rai, Giuseppe Taddei, Coro di Roma della RAI, Caterina Mancini, Gaetano Riccitelli & Ezio Ac
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Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Che veggo! Egli? Mio padre! ... Anch'io pugnai ... Ma tu, Re, tu signore possente" (Aida, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Chorus, Ramfis) [Live] [feat. Giuseppe Taddei, Ignacio Ruffino, Oralia Dominguez, Orquesta del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City & Roberto Silva]
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Verdi: Aida, Act 2: "Il dolor che in quel volto favella" (Radamès, Amneris, Amonasro, King, Aida, Chorus, Ramfis) [Live] [feat. Giuseppe Taddei, Ignacio Ruffino, Mario Del Monaco, Oralia Dominguez, Orquesta del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City & Roberto Silva]
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Verdi: Aida, Act 3 "Ciel! mio padre!" (Aida, Amonasro) [Live] [feat. Giuseppe Taddei & Orquesta del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City]
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Biography

Giuseppe Taddei

Giuseppe Taddei (26 June 1916 – 2 June 2010) was an Italian lyric baritone, who performed mostly the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi. Taddei was born in Genoa, Italy, and studied in Rome, where he made his professional debut in 1936 as the Herald in Wagner's Lohengrin. He sang at the Rome Opera until he was conscripted into the army in 1942. After the war, he resumed his opera career and appeared for two seasons at the Vienna State Opera. He made his debut in London in 1947, at the Cambridge Theatre. The following year, 1948, saw his debut at the Salzburg Festival, La Scala in Milan, and the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. His American debut took place at the San Francisco Opera in 1957, followed by his appearance with Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1959. He sang regularly at the Royal Opera House in London from 1960 to 1967. Taddei was equally effective in comedy and drama. His acting repertoire included the two Figaros, from The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville, both Leporello and Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, both Belcore and Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore, as well as Ernani, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Amonasro in Aida, Iago in Otello, Falstaff, Barnaba in La Gioconda, Gérard in Andrea Chénier, and Scarpia in Tosca, among others. His vocal longevity allowed him to continue singing into old age, including a debut at the Metropolitan Opera, on 25 September 1985, in the title role of Falstaff, at the age of 69. Taddei left many recordings, notably as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro and Leporello in Don Giovanni in the Carlo Maria Giulini versions, as Macbeth, opposite Birgit Nilsson, conducted by Thomas Schippers, and as Scarpia in Tosca and as Falstaff, both conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Year – Opera – Composer – Director – Singer – Character 1940–1949 1950–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999