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Piero Cappuccilli – “Forse in quel cor sensibile … Qui ribelle ognun ti chiama”” Aria and Cabaletta of the Duke of Notthingham I Act Final Scene – “Roberto Devereux” – Gaetano Maria Donizetti (1797 – 1848)

by Luca

Piero Cappuccilli (R.I.P.) – “Forse in quel cor sensibile … Qui ribelle ognun ti chiama”” Aria and Cabaletta of the Duke of Notthingham I Act Final Scene – “Roberto Devereux” – Gaetano Maria Donizetti (1797 – 1848).
LIVE 1968 – M.° Carlo Felice Cillario Conductor.

Piero Cappuccilli (November 9, 1926 – July 11, 2005) was maybe the greatest Italian operatic baritone. Best known for his interpretations of Verdi roles, he was widely regarded as one of the finest Italian baritones of the second half of the 20th century. He was enormously admired within the field of opera for his rich and abundant voice, fine vocal technique and exceptional breath control. In the great Italian tradition he fused words and music into elegant phrases. He focused on Italian repertory, particularly the operas of Verdi, singing 17 major roles.

“The cavatina ‘Forse in quel cor sensibile’ is a representative example of the nobility and the spontaneity of Donizetti’s declamation.” (William Ashbrook).

The role of Notthingham was composed by Donizetti for Paul-Bernard Barroilhet (22 September 1810 – April 1871), a French operatic baritone. He began his career in Italy during the early 1830s, performing under the name Paolo Barroilhet and making a name for himself as an exceptional singer, particularly in Naples. Barroilhet is best remembered today for originating roles in several operas by Gaetano Donizetti.

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