On the Mozart and Rossini Tenor with Frank Lopardo

April 9, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Two publicity phots of Frank Lopardo: as Count Almaviva in the Barber of Seville, and professional head shot

The American lyric tenor Frank Lopardo triumphed at the world’s leading opera houses in a wide-ranging repertoire, and recorded a number of his signature Bel Canto roles. He joins Oliver to discuss being part of an iconic production of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (with Agnes Baltsa and Ruggero Raimonid!) and how singing the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni informed his entire career.


Gioacchino Rossini: L’Italiana in Ageri
Cavatina, “Languir per una bella”
Duet, “Se inclinassi a prender a moglie”
Frank Lopardo, tenor
Ruggero Raimondi, bass-baritone
Vienna Philharmonic
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri
Deutsche Grammophon 427 331-2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Aria, “Dalla sua pace”
Aria, “Il mio tesoro”
Frank Lopardo, tenor
Vienna Philharmonic
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mozart: Don Giovanni
EMI Classics CDS 7 54255 2

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Aria, ‘Tradito, schernito del perfido cor”
Frank Lopardo, tenor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Mozart: Così fan tutte
London 444 174-2

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Aria, “Dal labbro il canto”
Julie Kaufmann, soprano
Frank Lopardo, tenor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Verdi: Falstaff
RCA Victor Red Seal 09026-60705-2

Verdi: La Traviata
Duet, “Un dì, felice, eterea”
Duet,  ‘Parigi, o cara”
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Frank Lopardo, tenor
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Verdi: La Traviata

Decca 448 119-2