Umberto Giordano
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1867-08-28
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Umberto Giordano

Umberto Giordano Biography (Wikipedia)

Umberto Menotti Maria Giordano (28 August 1867 – 12 November 1948) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas.

He was born in Foggia in Apulia, southern Italy, and studied under Paolo Serrao at the Conservatoire of Naples. His first opera, Marina, was written for a competition promoted by the music publishers Casa Sonzogno for the best one-act opera, remembered today because it marked the beginning of Italian verismo. The winner was Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Giordano, the youngest contestant, was placed sixth among seventy-three entries with his Marina, a work which generated enough interest for Sonzogno to commission the staging of an opera based on it in the 1891–92 season.

The result was Mala Vita, a gritty verismo opera about a labourer who vows to reform a prostitute if he is cured of his tuberculosis. This work caused something of a scandal when performed at the Teatro Argentina, Rome, in February 1892. It played successfully in Vienna, Prague and Berlin and was re-written as Il Voto a few years later, in an attempt to raise interest in the work again.

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Aria 'Nemico Della Patria' from "Andrea Chenier", Act 3
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Aria 'Nemico Della Patria' from "Andrea Chenier", Act 3
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Colpito qui m'avete... Un di all'azzurra spazio' (Andrea Chenier)
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Colpito qui m'avete... Un di all'azzurra spazio' (Andrea Chenier)
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Andrea Chenier Act 4: Come un bel di Maggio
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Andrea Chenier Act 4: Come un bel di Maggio
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Andrea Chenier Act 2 duet: "Ora Soave"
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Andrea Chenier Act 2 duet: "Ora Soave"
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Andrea Chenier: Act 4; La Nostra Morte
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Andrea Chenier: Act 4; La Nostra Morte
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Andrea Chenier - Come un bel di di maggio
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Andrea Chenier - Come un bel di di maggio
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Andrea Chenier - opera in 4 acts (feat. Riccardo Chailly, Montserrat Caballé & National Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Andrea Chenier - opera in 4 acts (feat. Riccardo Chailly, Montserrat Caballé & National Philharmonic Orchestra)
Philhamonia Orchestra, Umberto Giordano, Maria Callas & Tullio Serafin
Andrea Chenier: 'La mamma morta'
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Andrea Chenier: 'La mamma morta'
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La Mamma Morta (Andrea Chenier)
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La Mamma Morta (Andrea Chenier)
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Fedora - opera in 3 acts
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Fedora - opera in 3 acts
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Nemico Della Patria' (Andrea Chénier, Act III) 
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Nemico Della Patria' (Andrea Chénier, Act III) 
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Fedora – Orchestral Interlude from Act I
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Fedora – Orchestral Interlude from Act I
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Giordano: Amor Ti Vieta (Fedora)
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Giordano: Amor Ti Vieta (Fedora)
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Fedora – Intermezzo to Act 2
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Fedora – Intermezzo to Act 2
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'Prelude to Act 2' from Siberia
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'Prelude to Act 2' from Siberia
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Andrea Chenier (Act 4, extract)
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Andrea Chenier (Act 4, extract)
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Fedora: Troppo tardi! Tutto tramonta, tutto dilegua
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Fedora: Troppo tardi! Tutto tramonta, tutto dilegua
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Andrea Chénier, End of Act 1: Al mio dire perdono ed al mio ardire…Un dì all'azzurro spazi
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Andrea Chénier, End of Act 1: Al mio dire perdono ed al mio ardire…Un dì all'azzurro spazi
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Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)
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Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)
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Un di, all'azzurro spazio from Andre Chenier
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Un di, all'azzurro spazio from Andre Chenier
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