Selected mezzo / contralto arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

Donizetti BookletWe continue our blog series on Donizetti with a collection of mezzo / contralto arias, hand-curated by Fach and most with listening links, available on IPA Source.

The collections in this post have been hand-selected and grouped by IPA Source Founder & Principal Author, Bard Suverkrop.

The Italian composer, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti), born November 29, 1797, was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century, along Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. It is thought that Donizetti’s close association with the bel canto style influenced other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi.

IPA Source has arias for 21 of Donizetti’s operas. Additionally, IPA Source has dozens of Donizetti art songs. In total, there are 121 Gaetano Donizetti texts on IPA Source.

Learn more about Gaetano Donizetti via our first post in the series or via Wikipedia here.

 

Arias for mezzo / contralto voice – by Fach

Serious Mezzo / Contralto

Gaetano Donizetti (portrait by Giuseppe Rillosi)O mio Fernando, Leonora’s aria from the opera La favorita

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/o-mio-fernando.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaQBJIpDxg

Ô mon Fernand, Léonor’s aria from the opera La favorite

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/o-mon-fernand.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhc1fMs7To0

Per questa fiamma indomita, Giovanna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/per-questa-fiamma-indomita.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWGdNEfsuYQ

Ah! parea che per incanto, Giovanna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ah-parea-che-per-incanto.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zq5yx-GZs0

Deh! non voler costringere, Giovanna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/deh-non-voler-costringere.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9crVbPn03w

Ella di me sollecita, Giovanna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ella-di-me-sollecita.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtqObHvxhEs

All’afflitto è dolce il pianto, Sara’s aria from the opera Roberto Devereux

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/all-afflitto-e-dolce-il-pianto.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3BuMR147mY

Io morrò! Suonata è l’ora, Giovanna Gray’s aria from the opera Giovanna Gray

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/io-morro-suonata-e-l-ora.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DynZGblRpRo

Pants Roles

Il segreto per esser felici, Orsini’s aria from the opera Lucrezia Borgia

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/il-segreto-per-esser-felici.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sCZAQdnqGw

Nella fatal di Rimini, Orsini’s aria from the opera Lucrezia Borgia

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/nella-fatal-di-rimini.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_TMc3fn4QY

Cari luoghi ov’io passai, Pierotto’s aria from the opera Linda di Chamounix

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/cari-luoghi-ov-io-passai-per-sua-madre-ando-un-a-figlia.html

Son leggiero, è ver, d’amore, Gondì’s aria from the opera Maria di Rohan

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/son-leggiero-e-ver-d-amore.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5kzoi_8w_U

Per non istare in ozio, Gondì’s aria from the opera Maria di Rohan

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/per-non-istare-in-ozio.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZNlA0tRl7k

Comic Mezzo / Contralto

Pour une femme de mon nom, Marquise’s aria from the opera La fille du regiment

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/pour-une-femme-de-mon-nom.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f_NJSdM05Q

Read our first post in this blog series, which contains selected soprano texts, here.


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