Fernando Corena

Legends of Lyric Bass

Fernando Corena
Legends of Lyric

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Fernando Corena

The Swiss-born bass Fernando Corena (1916 - 1984) sang 13 roles at Lyric, from 1956 to 1963. Having begun in serious parts, he quickly discovered that he could truly make his mark in comedy.  At the Met and all over Europe, he excelled in Mozart, Rossini, and Donizetti. Unlike many of his ilk at the time, he had a terrific instrument and was an expert musician. In all his signature roles, he proved himself one of the most thoroughly lovable artists of his day.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Fernando Corena:




Fernando Corena's Roles at Lyric



1956


Leporello 
Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oct. 29, Nov. 13


1958



Bartolo 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 12, 21


1959



Don Magnifico 
La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini
Oct. 14, 17, 19

Ping 
Turandot
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 28, 30

Don Alfonso 
Così fan tutte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 9, 11, 14

Palémon
Thaïs
Jules Massenet
Nov. 23, 25, 27


1960



Bartolo
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oct. 26, 29, 31

Benoit/Alcindoro 
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 2, 5, 7 


1961



Bartolo 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 15, 18, 20, 24


1962



Benoit/Alcindoro
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 17, 19, 22, 27 

Sacristan 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 26, 29; Nov. 3

Dulcamara 
L'elisir d'amore
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 31; Nov. 2, 5

Bartolo 
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 7, 9, 12

Old Hebrew
Samson et Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns
Nov. 10, 14, 16, 19


1963



Bartolo
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 6, 9, 11, 15

Don Pasquale 
Don Pasquale
Gaetano Donizetti
Nov. 20, 23, 25, 27 (matinee), 29
Fernando Corena as Dulcamara in L'ELISIR D'AMORE
Fernando Corena as Dulcamara in L'elisir D'amore

 

 

 


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