Giulietta Simionato

Legends of Lyric Mezzo-soprano

Giulietta Simionato
Legends of Lyric

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Giulietta Simionato

An Italian mezzo-soprano greatly beloved at Lyric, the Vienna State Opera, and La Scala, the irresistible Giulietta Simionato (1910 – 2010) sang every kind of mezzo role, from Mozart’s Cherubino to the rip-roaring Verdi parts. Venerated by the entire operatic community, she was a diminutive dynamo, gifted with a uniquely versatile voice and the kind of electrifying personality that is given to few in any age of singing.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Giulietta Simionato:




Giulietta Simionato's Roles at Lyric



1954



Adalgisa 
Norma
Vincenzo Bellini
Nov. 1, 5

Rosina 
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Nov. 6, 10

Carmen 
Carmen
Georges Bizet
Nov. 16, 20


1956



Preziozilla 
La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 12

Singer 
Gala Concert
Concert
Nov. 10


1957


Mignon 
Mignon
Ambroise Thomas
Oct. 19, 28

Santuzza 
Cavalleria rusticana
Pietro Mascagni
Oct. 23, 26

Laura 
La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli
Nov. 1, 6

Cherubino
Le nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 8, 11

Princess de Bouillon 
Adriana Lecouvreur
Francesco Cilea
Nov. 13, 16


1958



Mistress Quickly 
Falstaff
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 10, 17

Azucena 
Il trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 20, 24, 29 

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

Amneris 
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 24, 26, 29


1960



Princess Eboli 
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 14, 21, 24

Amneris 
Aida
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 17, 19, 22, 28


1961



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

Giulietta Simionato as Eboli in DON CARLO
Giulietta Simionato as Eboli in Don Carlo.

 

 

 


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Tito Gobbi

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Marilyn Horne

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Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Kraus


Christa Ludwig

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Anna Moffo

Anna Moffo


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Giulietta Simionato


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