Opera Roles

This index includes the principle roles in some 269 operas and the singers who created them.

Abbreviations:

a - alto; b - bass; bb - bass-baritone; bt - baritone; ct - countertenor; hc - haute-contre; ms - mezzo-soprano; s - soprano; sp - spoken role; t - tenor; tr - treble.

A

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Aaron t Mose in Egitto Rossini Giuseppe Ciccimarra
Aaron/Aron t Moses und Aron (concert performance, 1954) Schoenberg Helmut Krebs
Aaron/Aron t Moses und Aron (staged performance, 1957) Schoenberg Helmut Melchert
Abigaille s Nabucco Verdi Giuseppina Strepponi
Abul Hassan Ali Ebn Bekar bt Der Barbier von Bagdad Cornelius Hans von Milde
Achillas/Achilla b Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Achilles t Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Joseph Legros
Achilles t King Priam Tippett Richard Lewis
Acis t Acis et Galatée Lully Dumesnil
Adalberto s Ottone Handel Gaetano Berenstadt
Adalgisa s Norma Bellini Giulia Grisi
Adam Brant bt Mourning Becomes Electra Levy Sherrill Milnes
Adelaida s Lotario Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Adelaide s Adelaide di Borgogna Rossini Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Adele s Die Fledermaus Strauss, J. Caroline Charles-Hirsch
Adèle, Countess s Le Comte Ory Rossini Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Adelia s Ugo, conte di Parigi Donizetti Giulia Grisi
Adina s L’elisir d’amore Donizetti Sabine Heinefetter
Admeto/Admetus a Admeto Handel Senesino
Admetus t Alceste Guglielmi Guglielmo Ettore
Admetus/Admète/Admeto hc Alceste Lully Bernard Cledière
Admetus/Admète/Admeto t Alceste (French version, 1776) Gluck Joseph Legros
Admetus/Admète/Admeto t Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Giuseppe Tibaldi
Adolar, Count of t Euryanthe Weber Anton Haizinger
Adolfo s Faramondo Handel Margherita Chimenti
Adoniram t La reine de Saba Gounod Louis Guéymard
Adriana Lecouvreur s Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea Angelica Pandolfini
Adriano ms Adriano in Siria Pergolesi Caffarelli
Adriano Colonna ms Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen Wagner Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
Aegisthus t Elektra Strauss, R. Johannes Sembach
Aeglé s Thésée Lully Marie Aubry
Aeneas t Didon Desmarets Dumesnil
Aeneas t Les Troyens (1863) Berlioz Jules-Sebastien Monjauze
Aeneas t Les Troyens (1890) Berlioz Alfred Oberlander
Aennchen ms Der Freischütz Weber Johanna Eunicke
Afer t Servilia Rimsky-Korsakov Andrey Labinsky
Afra ms La Wally Catalani Adriana Guerrini
Agamemnon bt La belle Hélène Offenbach Henri Couder
Agamemnon bt Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Henri Larrivée
Agathe s Der Freischütz Weber Karoline Seidler-Wranitzky
Agave ms The Bassarids Henze Kerstin Meyer
Agnès Sorel s The Maid of Orléans Tchaikovsky Wilhelmina Raab
Agnese del Maino ms Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Anna del Serre
Agorante t Ricciardo e Zoraide Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Agrippina s Agrippina Handel Margherita Durastanti
Aida s Aida Verdi Antonietta Anastasi-Pozzoni
Akhnaten ct Akhnaten Glass Paul Esswood
Alaide s La straniera Bellini Henriette Méric-Lalande
Alba, Duke of bt Il duca d'Alba Donizetti Leone Giraldoni
Alberich bb Götterdämmerung Wagner Karl Hill
Alberich bb Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Karl Hill
Albert t Le lac des fées Auber Gilbert Duprez
Albert bt Werther Massenet Franz Neidl
Albert Herring t Albert Herring Britten Peter Pears
Albina ms Alessandro Severo Handel Maria Antonia Marchesini
Albrecht, Cardinal t Mathis der Maler Hindemith Peter Baxevanos
Alceste s Alceste Lully Mlle de Saint-Christophle
Alceste s Alceste (French version, 1776) Gluck Rosalie Levasseur
Alceste s Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Antonia Bernasconi
Alceste s Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Anna Lucia de Amicis
Alceste ms Arianna in Creta Handel Carlo Scalzi
Alcestis ms Admeto Handel Faustina Bordoni
Alcide bt Alceste Lully Gaye
Alcina s Alcina Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Aldimira s Sigismondo Rossini Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Aleko bt Aleko Rakhmaninov Bogomir Korsov
Aleksey bt The Story of a Real Man Prokofiev Yevgeny Kibkalo
Alessandro/Alexander a Alessandro Handel Senesino
Alexander ms Alessandro Severo Handel Caffarelli
Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov bt From the House of the Dead Janáček Vlastimil Šíma
Alfonso, Don b Così fan tutte Mozart Francesco Bussani
Alfonso, Duke bb Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Luciano Mariani
Alfredo Germont t La traviata Verdi Ludovico Graziani
Alice s Robert le diable Meyerbeer Julie Dorus-Gras
Alice Arden ms Arden Must Die Goehr Kerstin Meyer
Alice Ford, Mrs s Falstaff Verdi Emma Zilli
Aljeja ms From the House of the Dead Janáček Božena Žlábková
Alkonost a Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh Rimsky-Korsakov Yevgeniya Zbruyeva
Almaviva, Count t Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Manuel García
Almaviva, Countess s Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Luisa Laschi
Almaviva/Almaviva, Count bt Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Stefano Mandini
Almirena s Rinaldo Handel Isabella Girardeau
Alpheius hc Proserpine Lully Bernard Cledière
Alphonse XI/Alfonso XI, King bt La favorite Donizetti Paul Barroilhet
Altair b/bt Die Ägyptische Helena Strauss, R. Friedrich Plaschke
Altomaro b Sosarme Handel Antonio Montagnana
Alvaro, Don t La forza del destino (original version, 1862) Verdi Enrico Tamberlik
Alvaro, Don t La forza del destino (revised version, 1869) Verdi Mario Tiberini
Alvise Badoero b La Gioconda Ponchielli Ormondo Maini
Alwa t Lulu Berg Peter Baxevanos
Alwin t Das Irrlicht Umlauf Valentin Adamberger
Amadigi a Amadigi di Gaula Handel Nicolini
Amadis t Amadis Lully Dumesnil
Amadis t Amadis de Gaule Bach Joseph Legros
Amadis t Amadis de Grèce Destouches Dumesnil
Amahl tr Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti Chet Allen
Amalia s I masnadieri Verdi Jenny Lind
Amanda s Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Elisabeth Söderström
Amando ms Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Kerstin Meyer
Amanzio/Amantius ms Giustino Handel Maria Rosa Negri
Amaranta ms La fedeltà premiata Haydn Teresa Taveggia
Amarillis s Il pastor fido Handel Elisabetta Pilotti-Schiavonetti
Amastris a Serse Handel Antonia Margherita Merighi
Amelia s Simon Boccanegra (1857) Verdi Luigia Bendazzi
Amelia s Simon Boccanegra (1881, rev) Verdi Anna D'Angeri
Amelina s Un ballo in maschera Verdi Eugenia Julienne-Dejean
Amélite s Zoroastre Rameau Marie Fel
Amenaide s Tancredi Rossini Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Aménophis t Moïse et Pharaon Rossini Adolphe Nourrit
Amfortas bt Parsifal Wagner Theodor Reichmann
Amina s La sonnambula Bellini Giuditta Pasta
Aminta t Euridice Peri Francesco Rasi
Aminta s Die schweigsame Frau Strauss, R. Maria Cebotari
Aminta [Amyntas] t Atalanta Handel John Beard
Amira s Ciro in Babilonia Rossini Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani
Amneris ms Aida Verdi Eleonora Grossi
Amonasro bt Aida Verdi Francesco Steller
Amonn hc Jephté Montéclair Denis-François Tribou
Amore/Cupid s L'arbore di Diana Martín y Soler Luisa Laschi
Amour s Castor et Pollux Rameau Marie Fel
Amy March s Little Women Adamo Jennifer Aylmer
Anaïs/Anaï/Elcia s Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (original version, 1818) Rossini Isabella Colbran
Anaïs/Anaï/Elcia s Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (revised version, 1827) Rossini Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Anatol t Vanessa Barber Nicolai Gedda
Andrea Chénier t Andrea Chénier Giordano Giuseppe Borgatti
Andrey Bt War and Peace Prokofiev Yevgeny Kibkalo
Andromache s Astianatte Bononcini Francesca Cuzzoni
Andromeda s Persée Lully Marie Aubry
Andronico a Tamerlano Handel Senesino
Angel s Saint François d'Assise Messiaen Christiane Eda-Pierre
Angelica s Orlando Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Angelica, Sister s Suor Angelica Puccini Geraldine Farrar
Angélique s Roland Lully Marie Le Rochois
Anita s Jonny spielt auf Krenek Fanny Eleve
Anna s Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Teresa Saporiti
Anna s Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Aloysia Lange
Anna s Maometto II Rossini Isabella Colbran
Anna Arild ms Electrification of the Soviet Union Osborne Elizabeth Laurence
Anna I s Die Sieben Todsünden Weill Lotte Lenya
Anne a The Mother of Us All Thomson Ruth Krug
Anne Boleyn/Anna Bolena s Anna Bolena Donizetti Giuditta Pasta
Anne Page/Anna Reich s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai Louise Köster
Anne Trulove s The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Annius/Annio s La clemenza di Tito Mozart Carolina Perini
Antenor bt Troilus and Cressida Walton Geraint Evans
Antenore t Zelmira Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Anticlea s Ulisse Dallapiccola Hildegard Hillebrecht
Antigona s Admeto Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Antigone s Antigonae Orff Hilde Zadek
Antonia/Giuletta/Olympia s Les contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach Adèle Isaac
Antonida s A Life for the Tsar Glinka Mariya Stepanova
Antonio b Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Francesco Bussani
Apollo t Dafne Gagliano Francesco Rasi
Apollo ct Death in Venice Britten James Bowman
Apollo/Apollon bt Alceste (French version, 1776) Gluck Moreau
Apollo/Apollon bt Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Filippo Laschi
Aquilante b Gloria Cilea Nazzareno de Angelis
Arabella s Arabella Strauss, R. Viorica Ursuleac
Araquil t La Navarraise Massenet Albert Alvarez
Araspe b Tolomeo Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Arbace/Arbaces s Artaserse Hasse Farinelli
Arbace/Arbaces s Catone in Utica Leo Farinelli
Arbaces s Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Maria Maddalena Fratini
Arbaces s Artaxerxes Arne Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci
Arbaces/Arbace t Idomeneo Mozart Domenico Panzacchi
Arbates/Arbate s Mitridate Mozart Pietro Muschietti
Arcabonne s Amadis Lully Marie Le Rochois
Arcalaus b Amadis Lully Jean Dun (i)
Arcas b Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Beauvalet
Arcesius b/bt Die toten Augen d'Albert Friedrich Plaschke
Archibaldo, Baron b L’amore dei tre re Montemezzi Nazzareno de Angelis
Arethusa s Proserpine Lully Marie Le Rochois
Argante b Rinaldo Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Argenius b Imeneo Handel Henry Reinhold
Ariadne/Ariane s Ariane Martinů Maria Callas
Ariadne/Arianna s Arianna in Nasso Porpora Francesca Cuzzoni
Ariadne/Prima Donna s Ariadne auf Naxos (1912) Strauss, R. Maria Jeritza
Ariadne/Prima Donna s Ariadne auf Naxos (1916) Strauss, R. Maria Jeritza
Ariandne s Arianna in Creta Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Ariane ms Ariane et Barbe-bleue Dukas Georgette Leblanc
Aricie s Hippolyte et Aricie Rameau Marie Pélissier
Ariodante ms Ariodante Handel Giovanni Carestini
Ariodate b Serse Handel Antonio Montagnana
Aristaeus/Aristée t The Mask of Orpheus Birtwistle Tom McDonnell
Aristobolo b Berenice Handel Henry Reinhold
Arkel, King b Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy Félix Vieuille
Armand des Grieux t Boulevard Solitude Henze Walter Buckow
Armida s Armida Haydn Matilde Bologna
Armida s Armida Rossini Isabella Colbran
Armida s Armida abbandonata Jommelli Anna Lucia De Amicis
Armida s Rinaldo Handel Elisabetta Pilotti-Schiavonetti
Armide s Armide Lully Marie Le Rochois
Armide s Armide Gluck Rosalie Levasseur
Arminda s La finta giardiniera Mozart Teresa Manservisi
Armindo a Partenope Handel Francesca Bertolli
Arminius/Arminio a Arminio Handel Domenico Annibali
Arnold Melcthal t Guillaume Tell Rossini Adolphe Nourrit
Arrigo t La battaglia di Legnano Verdi Gaetano Fraschini
Arsace a Berenice Handel Maria Caterina Negri
Arsace a Partenope Handel Antonio Maria Bernacchi
Arsace s Partenope Handel Antonio Maria Bernacchi
Arsace a Semiramide Rossini Rosa Mariani
Arsamene ms Serse Handel Maria Antonia Marchesini
Arsinoe s Die toten Augen d'Albert Grete Merrem-Nikisch
Artabanes t Artaxerxes Arne John Beard
Artaxerxes a Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Elena Garofalina
Artemidoro t La grotta di Trofonio Salieri Vincenzo Calvesi
Arthur, King t Gawain Birtwistle Richard Greager
Artidoro bt Gli sposi malcontenti Storace Stefano Mandini
Arturo t La straniera Bellini Domenico Reina
Arturo Talbo, Lord t I puritani Bellini Giovanni Battista Rubini
Arvino t I Lombardi Verdi Giovanni Severi
Ascanio ms Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Rosine Stoltz
Aschenbach t Death in Venice Britten Peter Pears
Asdrubale, Count b La pietra del paragone Rossini Filippo Galli
Ashby b La fanciulla del West Puccini Adam Didur
Asmus Modiger t Das Herz Pfitzner Fritz Krauss
Aspasia s Mitridate Mozart Antonio Bernasconi
Assur b Semiramide Rossini Filippo Galli
Asteria s Nerone Boito Rosa Raisa
Asteria s Tamerlano Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Astradamors b Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Arne Tyrén
Astron ct The Ice Break Tippett James Bowman
Atahuallpa bt The Royal Hunt of the Sun Hamilton Tom McDonnell
Atalanta s Serse Handel Margherita Chimenti
Atar t Axur, re d'Ormus Salieri Vincenzo Calvesi
Athanaël bt Thaïs Massenet Jean-François Delmas
Attila b Attila Verdi Ignazio Marini
Attilio Regolo a Attilio Regolo Hasse Domenico Annibali
Attis/Atys hc Atys Lully Bernard Cledière
Atys t Atys Piccinni Joseph Legros
Aufidius/Aufidio t Lucio Silla Mozart Giuseppe Onofrio
Augusta ms The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore Frances Bible
Aunt Hannah Watkins a Emmeline Picker Anne-Marie Owens
Aunt Lydia s The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Anne Margreth Dahl
Auntie a Peter Grimes Britten Edith Coates
Autonoe s The Bassarids Henze Ingeborg Hallstein
Avito t L’amore dei tre re Montemezzi Edoardo Ferrari-Fontana
Axel Heyst bb Victory Bennett Donald McIntyre
Axur b Axur, re d'Ormus Salieri Francesco Benucci
Azema s Semiramide Rossini Matilde Spagna
Azucena ms Il trovatore Verdi Emilia Goggi
Azzo bt Parisina Donizetti Domenico Cosselli

B

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Baba (Madame Flora) a The Medium Menotti Claramae Turner
Baba the Turk ms The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky Jennie Tourel
Baby Doe s The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore Dolores Wilson
Bacchus/Tenor t Ariadne auf Naxos (1912) Strauss, R. Hermann Jadlowker
Bacchus/Tenor t Ariadne auf Naxos (1916) Strauss, R. Béla Környei
Bailli bb Werther Massenet Carl Mayerhofer
Bajazet t Bajazet Gasparini Francesco Borosini
Bajazet/Bajazete t Tamerlano Handel Francesco Borosini
Balducci b Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Prosper Dérivis
Balkis s La reine de Saba Gounod Pauline Guéymard-Lauters
Ballad-Singer b Gloriana Britten Inia Te Wiata
Balstrode, Captain bt Peter Grimes Britten Roderick Jones
Balthazar b Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti Leon Lishner
Balthazar b La favorite Donizetti Nicolas Levasseur
Barak bb Die Frau ohne Schatten Strauss, R. Richard Mayr
Barak’s Wife/Dyer’s Wife s Die Frau ohne Schatten Strauss, R. Lotte Lehmann
Barbarina s Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Anna Gottlieb
Bard b Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh Rimsky-Korsakov Vladimir Kastorsky
Barnaba bt La Gioconda Ponchielli Gottardo Aldighieri
Baron bt The Miserly Knight Rakhmaninov Georgy Baklanov
Baroness a Chérubin Massenet Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Baroness ms Vanessa Barber Regina Resnick
Barrat, Lord t Der junge Lord Henze Loren Driscoll
Bartolo/Bartolo, Dr bt Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Bartolomeo Botticelli
Bartolo/Bartolo, Dr b Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Francesco Bussani
Basilio bt La fiamma Respighi Carlo Tagliabue
Basilio, Don b Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Zenobio Vitarelli
Basilio, Don t Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Michael Kelly
Baucis s Philémon et Baucis Gounod Caroline Carvalho
Beatrice s Our Man in Havana Williamson April Cantelo
Béatrice ms Béatrice et Bénédict Berlioz Anne Charton-Demeur
Beatrice di Tenda s Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Giuditta Pasta
Bedford, Duke of t Charles VI Halévy Gilbert Duprez
Begonia ms Der junge Lord Henze Vera Little
Behemoth ms Der Meister und Margarita Höller Elizabeth Laurence
Belcore bt L’elisir d’amore Donizetti Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Belfiore b Alina, regina di Golconda Donizetti Giuseppe Frezzolini
Belfiore, Cavalier b Il viaggio a Reims Rossini Domenico Donzelli
Belfiore, Count t La finta giardiniera Mozart Johann Walleshauser
Bella s The Midsummer Marriage Tippett Adele Leigh
Belmonte t Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart Valentin Adamberger
Beneš b Dalibor Smetana Josef Paleček
Benigna s Die schwarze Maske Penderecki Josephine Barstow
Benoît t/bt Le roi l'a dit Delibes Paul Lhérie
Berengario t Lotario Handel Annibale pio Fabrie
Berenice s Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Caterina Galerati
Berenice s Scipione Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Berkenfeld, Marquise/Marchesa ms La fille du régiment Donizetti Marie-Julie Boulanger
Bermyata b The Snow Maiden Rimsky-Korsakov Mikhail Mikhaylovich Koryakin
Beroe ms The Bassarids Henze Vera Little
Bertarido a Rodelinda Handel Senesino
Berthe s Le prophète Meyerbeer Jeanne Castellan
Berthe s The Violins of St Jacques Williamson April Cantelo
Bertram b Robert le diable Meyerbeer Nicolas Levasseur
Beth March s Little Women Adamo Laura A. Coker
Bianca s Eine Florentinische Tragödie Zemlinsky Helene Wildbrunn
Bianca s Ugo, conte di Parigi Donizetti Giuditta Pasta
Billows, Lady s Albert Herring Britten Joan Cross
Billy Budd bt Billy Budd Britten Theodor Uppman
Biscroma bt Axur, re d'Ormus Salieri Stefano Mandini
Biterolf bt Tannhäuser Wagner Johann Michael Wächter
Black t Die Verlobung in San Domingo Egk Richard Holm
Black Will b Arden Must Die Goehr Noel Mangin
Blanche de la Force s Dialogues des Carmélites (Milan, January 1957) Poulenc Virginia Zeani
Blanche de la Force s Dialogues des Carmélites (Paris, June 1957) Poulenc Denise Duval
Blanche, Lady a Princess Ida Sullivan Rosina Brandram
Blasio b La scuola de' gelosi Salieri Francesco Benucci
Blonde s Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart Therese Teyber
Bluebeard/Barbe-bleue b Ariane et Barbe-bleue Dukas Felix Vieuille
Bluebeard/Barbe-bleue bt Bluebeard’s Castle Bartók Oszkár Kálmán
Boaz t Ruth Berkeley Peter Pears
Bob Boles t Peter Grimes Britten Morgan Jones
Bonny Spring/Spring Fairy/Vesna-Krasna ms The Snow Maiden Rimsky-Korsakov Mariya Kamenskaya
Boris Godunov bt/b Boris Godunov (original version, 1874) Musorgsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Boris Godunov bt/b Boris Godunov ('standard' version, 1908) Musorgsky Fyodor Chaliapin
Boris Grigorjevič t Kát‘a Kabanová Janáček Karel Zavřel
Boris Izmaylov b Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Shostakovich Georgy Nikiforovich Orlor
Bottom bb A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten Owen Brannigan
Boulotte s Barbe-bleue Offenbach Hortense Schneider
Bradamante a Alcina Handel Maria Caterina Negri
Brangäne s/ms Tristan und Isolde Wagner Anna Deinet
Brenno b Brenno Reichardt Ludwig Fischer
Britomarte s L'arbore di Diana Martín y Soler Maria Mandini
Brogni, Cardinal b La Juive Halévy Nicolas Levasseur
Brouček, Mr t Excursions of Mr Brouček Janáček Mirko Štork
Brunhilde s Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Amalie Materna
Brunnhilde s Die Walkure Wagner Sophie Stehle
Brünnhilde s Götterdämmerung Wagner Amalie Materna
Brünnhilde s Siegfried Wagner Amalie Materna
Budd, Superintendent b Albert Herring Britten Owen Brannigan
Budoja, Bishop of t Palestrina Pfitzner Paul Kuhn
Buonafede bt Il mondo della luna Haydn Benedetto Bianchi
Butterfly/Cio-Cio-San s Madama Butterfly Puccini Rosina Storchio
Bystrouška/Vixen s The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Hana Hrdličková

C

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Cacico bt Il Guarany Gomes Victor Maurel
Cadmus b The Bassarids Henze Peter Lagger
Caesar t Antony and Cleopatra Barber Jess Thomas
Caesar bt The Catiline Conspiracy Hamilton Thomas Hemsley
Calaf t Turandot Puccini Miguel Fleta
Calchas bt La belle Hélène Offenbach Eugène Grenier
Calchas b Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Nicolas Gélin
Calkas b Troilus and Cressida Walton Frederick Dalberg
Cambro bt Fosca Gomes Victor Maurel
Camoëns bt Dom Sébastien Donizetti Paul Barroilhet
Canio/Pagliaccio t Pagliacci Leoncavallo Fiorello Giraud
Cannizares b Il cordovano Petrassi Fernando Corena
Captain bt The Death of Klinghoffer Adams James Maddalena
Captain of the Royal Guard/Adonis bt The Bassarids Henze William Dooley
Cardenio bt Il furioso nell'isola di San Domingo Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
Cardillac bt Cardillac Hindemith Robert Burg
Carilda a Arianna in Creta Handel Maria Caterina Negri
Carlo t Linda di Chamounix Donizetti Napoleone Moriani
Carlo t I masnadieri Verdi Italo Gardoni
Carlo Borromeo, Cardinal bt Palestrina Pfitzner Fritz Feinhals
Carlo di Vargas, Don bt La forza del destino (original version, 1862) Verdi Francesco Graziani
Carlo di Vargas, Don bt La forza del destino (revised version, 1869) Verdi Luigi Colonnese
Carlo, Don bt Ernani Verdi Antonio Superchi
Carlos, Don hc Les Indes galantes Rameau Jean Dun (i)
Carlos, Don bt The Stone Guest Dargomïzhsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Carlos/Carlo, Don t Don Carlos (original version, 1867) Verdi Paul Morère
Carlos/Carlo, Don t Don Carlos (revised version, 1884) Verdi Francesco Tamagno
Carmen ms Carmen Bizet Célestine Galli-Marié
Carolina s Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Irene Tomeoni
Carolina Gräfin von Kirch-stetten a Elegy for Young Lovers Henze Lilian Benningsen
Cascart bt Zazà Leoncavallo Mario Sammarco
Casimiro t Gli sposi malcontenti Storace Vincenzo Calvesi
Caspar b Der Freischütz Weber Heinrich Blume
Cassandre ms Les Troyens (1890) Berlioz Luise Reuss-Belce
Cassiopeia s Persée Lully Mlle de Saint-Christophle
Castor hc Castor et Pollux Rameau Denis-François Tribou
Castor s Castore e Polluce Vogler Vincenzo dal Prato
Catarina Cornaro ms La reine de Chypre Halévy Rosine Stoltz
Caterina s Madame Sans-Gêne Giordano Geraldine Farrar
Catharine/Catherine s La jolie fille de Perth Bizet Jeanne Devriès
Catone/Cato t Catone in Utica Piccinni Anton Raaff
Catone/Cato a Catone in Utica Leo Nicolini
Cavalier t Cardillac Hindemith Ludwig Eybisch
Cecco t Il mondo della luna Haydn Leopold Dichtler
Cecil b Maria Stuarda Donizetti Pietro Novelli
Cecilia s Il Guarany Gomes Marie Sasse
Cecilius/Cecilio s Lucio Silla Mozart Venanzio Rauzzini
Celaenus/Celenus bt Atys Lully Gaye
Celia s Lucio Silla Mozart Daniella Mienci
Celio b The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev Hector Dufranne
Cellini t Benvenuto Cellini Berlioz Gilbert Duprez
Cendrillon/Lucette s Cendrillon Massenet Julia Cuiraudon
Cenerentola/Angelina a La Cenerentola Rossini Geltrude Righetti
Céphise s Acante et Céphise Rameau Marie Fel
Céphise s Alceste Lully La Garde
Césaire b Sapho Massenet André Gresse
Charcoal Burner bt/b May Night Rimsky-Korsakov Ivan Mel'nikov
Charles Darnay t A Tale of Two Cities Benjamin Alexander Young
Charles VI bt Charles VI Halévy Paul Barroilhet
Charles/Carlo VII t Giovanna d’Arco Verdi Antonio Poggi
Charlotte ms Werther Massenet Marie Renard
Charon/Caronte bt Alceste Lully Godonesche
Chefone b Aniara Blomdahl Arne Tyrén
Chérubin s Chérubin Massenet Mary Garden
Cherubino ms Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Dorothea Bussani
Chevreuse bt Maria di Rohan Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
Chiang Ch’ing s Nixon in China Adams Trudy Ellen Cranley
Child ms L’enfant et les sortilèges Ravel Marie-Thérèse Gauley
Chimène s Der Cid Cornelius Rosa von Milde-Agthe
Chimene/Chimène s Le Cid Massenet Fides Devriès
Chou En-lai bt Nixon in China Adams Sanford Sylvan
Christine s Mourning Becomes Electra Levy Marie Collier
Christine Storch s Intermezzo Strauss, R. Lotte Lehmann
Christophh t Die Verlobung in San Domingo Egk Fritz Wunderlich
Chrysothemis s Elektra Strauss, R. Margarethe Siems
Cicero t The Catiline Conspiracy Hamilton Alexander Young
Cieca, La a La Gioconda Ponchielli Eufemia Barlani-Dini
Cindor b Zaïs Rameau François Le Page
Cinna s Lucio Silla Mozart Felicita Suardi
Circe/Circé ms Ulisse Dallapiccola Jean Madeira
Circus Master t The Bartered Bride Smetana Jindřich Mošna
Ciro a Ciro in Babilonia Rossini Marietta Marcolini
Claggart b Billy Budd Britten Frederick Dalberg
Claiborne, Mrs ms The Visitation Schuller Kerstin Meyer
Claire Zachanassian ms Der Besuch der alten Dame Einem Christa Ludwig
Clarice s Il mondo della luna Haydn Catharina Poschwa
Clarice a La pietra del paragone Rossini Marietta Marcolini
Clarice, Princess a The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev Irene Pavlovska
Claude Vallée t Hra o láske a smrti Cikker Donald Grobe
Claudius s Alessandro Severo Handel Margherita Chimenti
Claudius/Claudio b Agrippina Handel Antonio Fancesco Carli
Cleon a Alessandro Handel Anna Vincenza Dotti
Cleopatra s Antony and Cleopatra Barber Leontyne Price
Cleopatra s Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Clito/Clitus b Alessandro Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Clodomiro b Lotario Handel Johann Gottfried Riemschneider
Cloelia s Muzio Scevola Handel Margherita Durastanti
Clomiris s Imeneo Handel Miss Edwards
Clotarco t Armida Haydn Leopold Dichtler
Clotilde s Faramondo Handel Elisabeth Duparc
Clytemnestra ms Oresteya Taneyev Mariya Slavina
Clytemnestra/Clitemnestre/Klytemnästra ms Elektra Strauss, R. Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Clytemnestra/Clitemnestre/Klytemnästra s Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Mlle du Plant
Cochenille/Andrès/Frantz/Pitichinaccio t Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Pierre Grivot
Cola Rienzi t Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen Wagner Joseph Tichatschek
Collatinus b The Rape of Lucretia Britten Owen Brannigan
Colline b La bohème Puccini Michele Mazzini
Colombe s Ascanio Saint-Saëns Emma Eames
Commander b The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Aage Haugland
Commendatore b Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Giuseppe Lolli
Commendatore b Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Francesco Bussani
Composer s Ariadne auf Naxos (1916) Strauss, R. Lotte Lehmann
Concepcion s L’heure espagnole Ravel Genevieve Vix
Condulmiero t Maometto II Rossini Giuseppe Ciccimarra
Constance s Les deux journées Cherubini Julie-Angelique Scio
Constance of St Denis, Sister s Dialogues des Carmélites (Milan, January 1957) Poulenc Eugenia Ratti
Constance of St Denis, Sister s Dialogues des Carmélites (Paris, June 1957) Poulenc Liliane Berton
Coppélius/Lindorf/Dr Miracle/magician bt Les contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach Alexandre Taskin
Cornelia a Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Anastasia Robinson
Corrado t Il corsaro Verdi Gaetano Fraschini
Corrado t Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Michael Kelly
Corrado bt Maria de Rudenz Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
Corrado a Riccardo Primo Handel Anna Vincenza Dotti
Cortez bt Montezuma Sessions William Dooley
Corydon bt Acis and Galatea Handel John Laguerre
Costanza s Riccardo Primo Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Count bt The Voice of Ariadne Musgrave Thomas Allen
Countess ms The Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky Mariya Slavina
Countess s La scuola de’ gelosi Salieri Nancy Storace
Countess s The Voice of Ariadne Musgrave Jill Gomez
Cousin Brandon b Long Christmas Dinner Hindemith Frederick Dalberg
Coyle, Mrs s Owen Wingrave Britten Heather Harper
Creon bt/b Antigonae Orff Hermann Uhde
Creon/Créon/Creonte b Médée Charpentier, M.-A. Jean Dun (i)
Creusa s Médée Charpentier, M.-A. Fanchon Moreau
Crispo/Crispus a Crispo (London version 1722) Bononcini Senesino
Crispo/Crispus a Crispo (Rome version 1721) Bononcini Antonio Bernacchi
Cristina s Mala vita Giordano Gemma Bellincioni
Cupid/Cupidon/Amor/Amore s Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version, 1762) Gluck Lucia Clavarau
Cupid/Cupidon/Amor/Amour s Orfeo ed Euridice (French version, 1774) Gluck Rosalie Levasseur
Curius/Curio b Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel John Lagarde
Curzio, Don t Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Michael Kelly
Cybele/Cybèle s Atys Lully Mlle de Saint-Christophle
Cyrano t Cyrano de Bergerac Alfano José Luccioni

D

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Dalibor t Dalibor Smetana Jan Ludvík Lukes
Dalinda s Ariodante Handel Cecilia Young
Damon t The Chaplet Boyce John Beard
Danaus bt Les Danaïdes Salieri Henri Larrivée
Dandini b La Cenerentola Rossini Giuseppe de Begis
Daniello bt Jonny spielt auf Krenek Theodor Horand
Danish Knight t Armide Gluck Etienne Laine
Danny Mann bt The Lily of Killarney Benedict Charles Santley
Dansker b Billy Budd Britten Inia Te Wiata
Dante t Francesca da Rimini Rakhmaninov Dmitry Smirnov
Danton b/bt Dantons Tod Einem Paul Schöffler
Daphne s Daphne Strauss, R. Margarete Teschemacher
Dardano a Amadigi di Gaula Handel Diana Vico
Darius a Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Angiola Magliani
Dark Fiddler bt A Village Romeo and Juliet Delius Desző Zádor
Das Christelflein s Das Christelflein Pfitzner Maria Ivogün
Dasha s Vrazh'ya sila Serov Yuliya Platonova
Daughter s Cardillac Hindemith Claire Born
David t Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner Max Schlosser
Death ms The Nightingale Stravinsky Yelizaveta Petrenko
Death bt Taverner Davies Benjamin Luxon
Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) b The Snow Maiden Rimsky-Korsakov Fyodor Stravinsky
Dehorn, Count bt Gustave III Auber Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Deidamia s Deidamia Handel Elisabeth Duparc
Delilah/Dalila ms Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns Auguste von Müller
Demetria ms Proserpina y el extranjero Castro Cloe Elmo
Demetrio a Berenice Handel Domenico Annibali
Demetrius t Demetrio e Polibio Rossini Domenico Mombelli
Demetrius bt A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten Thomas Hemsley
Demon bt The Demon Rubinstein Ivan Mel'nikov
Denise s The Knot Garden Tippett Josephine Barstow
Des Grieux, Chevalier t Manon Massenet Jean-Alexandre Talazac
Des Grieux, Chevalier t Manon Lescaut Puccini Giuseppe Cremonini
Desdemona s Otello Rossini Isabella Colbran
Desdemona s Otello Verdi Romilda Pantaleoni
Deserter t We Come to the River Henze Robert Tear
Desideria ms/s The Saint of Bleeker Street Menotti Gloria Lane
Desmoulins t Dantons Tod Einem Julius Patzak
Despina s Così fan tutte Mozart Dorothea Bussani
Devil bt Cherevichki Tchaikovsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Devil bt Grisélidis Massenet Lucien Fugère
Di Fiesco b/bt Maria di Rohan Donizetti Gustav Hölzel
Diana s The Olympians Bliss Margherita Grandi
Diana Orsini a Bomarzo Ginastera Claramae Turner
Dick Johnson/Ramerrez t La fanciulla del West Puccini Enrico Caruso
Dido s Didon Desmarets Marie Le Rochois
Dido/Didon ms Les Troyens (1863) Berlioz Anne Charlton-Demeur
Diègue, Don b Le Cid Massenet Edouard de Reszke
Diemut s Feuersnot Strauss, R. Annie Krull
Diomede bt Troilus and Cressida Walton Otakar Kraus
Dionysus a Arianna in Nasso Porpora Francesca Bertolli
Dionysus/Voice/Stranger t The Bassarids Henze Loren Driscoll
Doctor b Vanessa Barber Giorgio Tozzi
Doctor b We Come to the River Henze Michael Langdon
Dodon, King b The Golden Cockerel Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolay Speransky
Dolly ms Anna Karenina Hamilton Della Jones
Dom Sébastien t Dom Sébastien Donizetti Gilbert Duprez
Dominik, Count bt Arabella Strauss, R. Kurt Böhme
Dominique t L'attaque du moulin Bruneau Edmond Vergnet
Donna Anna s The Stone Guest Dargomïzhsky Yuliya Platonova
Dorabella s Così fan tutte Mozart Louise Villeneuve
Dorinda s Orlando Handel Celeste Gismondi
Doris s Atys Lully Brigogne
Doristo bt L'arbore di Diana Martín y Soler Stefano Mandini
Dosifey b Khovanshchina Musorgsky Fyodor Chaliapin
Douglas b La donna del lago Rossini Michele Benedetti
Dov t The Knot Garden Tippett Robert Tear
Dragon b The Dragon of Wantley Lampe Henry Reinhold
Drosilla s Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Livia Dorotea Nannini
Drum Major t Wozzeck Berg Fritz Soot
Dubrovsky t Dubrovsky Nápravník Nikolay Nikolayevich Figner
Dufresne t Zazà Leoncavallo Edoardo Garbin
Dulcamara, Dr b L’elisir d’amore Donizetti Giuseppe Frezzolini
Dulcinée ms Don Quichotte Massenet Lucy Arbell
Dunois bt The Maid of Orléans Tchaikovsky Fyodor Stravinsky
Duparquet bt Ciboulette Hahn Jean Périer
Dutchman bb Der fliegende Holländer Wagner Johann Michael Wächter
Dziemba b Halka Moniuszko Jan Stysińki

E

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Eberbach b/bt Der Wildschütz Lortzing August Kindermann
Eboli, Princess ms Don Carlos (original version, 1867) Verdi Pauline Guéymard-Lauters
Eboli, Princess ms Don Carlos (revised version, 1884) Verdi Giuseppina Pasqua
Ecclitico t Il mondo della luna Haydn Guglielmo Jermoli
Edgar t Edgar Puccini Giorgio Gabrielesco
Edgar Aubry t Der Vampyr Marschner Wilhelm Höfler
Edgardo t Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti Gilbert Duprez
Edoardo t Un giorno di regno Verdi Lorenzo Salvi
Eduige s Rodelinda Handel Anna Vincenza Dotti
Egeo a Teseo Handel Valentini
Eglantine s Euryanthe Weber Therese Grünbaum
Eioff t Hulda Franck Albert Saléza
Eleanora s Prima la musica e poi le parole Salieri Nancy Storace
Eléazar t La Juive Halévy Adolphe Nourrit
Elector t Der Prinz von Homburg Henze Helmut Melchert
Electra s Oresteya Taneyev Mariya Mikhaylova
Electra/Elektra/Elettra s Elektra Strauss, R. Annie Krull
Electra/Elektra/Elettra s Idomeneo Mozart Elisabeth Wendling
Elena s Marino Faliero Donizetti Giulia Grisi
Elena/Ellen s La donna del lago Rossini Isabella Colbran
Elenora ms Il furioso nell'isola di San Domingo Donizetti Elisa Orlandi
Elisa s Elisa Cherubini Julie-Angelique Scio
Elisa ms Tolomeo Handel Faustina Bordoni
Elisabeth ms The Rising of the Moon Maw Kerstin Meyer
Elisabeth s Tannhäuser Wagner Johanna Wagner
Elisabeth De Valois s Don Carlos (original version, 1867) Verdi Marie Sasse
Elisabeth De Valois s Don Carlos (revised version, 1884) Verdi Abigaille Bruschi-Chiatti
Elisabeth Zimmer s Elegy for Young Lovers (British premiere in original English, 1961) Henze Elisabeth Söderström
Elisetta s Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Giuseppina Nettelet
Elizabeth I/Elisabetta, Queen s Gloriana Britten Joan Cross
Elizabeth I/Elisabetta, Queen s Maria Stuarda Donizetti Giacinta Pazzi Tosi
Elizabeth/Elisabetta s Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Rossini Isabella Colbran
Elle s La voix humaine Poulenc Denise Duval
Ellen Orford s Peter Grimes Britten Joan Cross
Elmira a Floridante Handel Anastasia Robinson
Elmiro b Otello Rossini Michele Benedetti
Elsa of Brabant s Lohengrin Wagner Rosa Agthe
Elvino t La sonnambula Bellini Giovanni Battista Rubini
Elvira s Ernani Verdi Sophie Loewe
Elvira s L'italiana in Algeri Rossini Luttgard Annibaldi
Elvira s I puritani Bellini Giulia Grisi
Elvira, Donna s Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Caterina Micelli
Elvira, Donna s Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Catarina Cavalieri
Elvire s La muette de Portici Auber Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Emilia s Flavio Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Emilie s Les Indes galantes Rameau Marie Pélissier
Emilio t Partenope Handel Annibale Fabri
Emira ms Siroe Handel Faustina Bordoni
Emireno b Ottone Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Emireno b Teofane Lotti Giuseppe Boschi
Emmeline Mosher s Emmeline Picker Patricia Racette
Emmy s Der Vampyr Marschner Dorothea Devrient
Emperor t Die Frau ohne Schatten Strauss, R. Karl Aagaard Oestvig
Emperor ms We Come to the River Henze Josephine Veasey
Empress s Die Frau ohne Schatten Strauss, R. Maria Jeritza
Endymion t L'arbore di Diana Martín y Soler Vincenzo Calvesi
Enrichetta s Gli sposi malcontenti Storace Catarina Cavalieri
Enrico bt Il campanello di notte Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
Enrico bt Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti Domenico Cosselli
Enrico t Maria de Rudenz Donizetti Napoleone Moriani
Enzo Grimaldi t La Gioconda Ponchielli Julián Gayarre
Ercole/Hercules b Admeto Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Erda a Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Luise Jaide
Erda a Siegfried Wagner Luise Jaide
Erissena a Poro Handel Antonia Margherita Merighi
Erisso t Maometto II Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Ermione/Hermione ms Astianatte Bononcini Faustina Bordoni
Ermione/Hermione s Ermione Rossini Isabella Colbran
Ernando b Scipione Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Ernani t Ernani Verdi Carlo Guasco
Ernestina a L'equivoco stravagante Rossini Marietta Marcolini
Ernesto t Don Pasquale Donizetti Giovanni Matteo Mario
Ernesto a Il mondo della luna Haydn Pietro Gherardi
Ernesto b Parisina Donizetti Carlo Porto
Ernesto t Ricciardo e Zoraide Rossini Giuseppe Ciccimarra
Ernesto, Duke of Caldora b Il pirata Bellini Antonio Tamburini
Escamillo bb Carmen Bizet Jacques Bouhy
Esclarmonde s Esclarmonde Massenet Sibyl Sanderson
Essex, Countess of, Frances ms Gloriana Britten Monica Sinclair
Essex, Earl of, Robert Devereux t Gloriana Britten Peter Pears
Eudoxie, Princess s La Juive Halévy Julie Dorus-Gras
Eufemio of Ephesus t Gli equivoci Storace Michael Kelly
Eufemio of Syracuse t Gli equivoci Storace Vincenzo Calvesi
Eumaeus/Eumée/Eumeo/Eumete t Ulisse Dallapiccola Loren Driscoll
Eumolpus t Perséphone Stravinsky René Maison
Eurilas b Les Fêtes d'Hébé Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Eurilla ms Il pastor fido Handel Maria Rosa Negri
Eurillla s La cifra Salieri Adriana Ferrarese
Euryanthe a Euryanthe Weber Henriette Sontag
Eurydice/Euridice ms The Mask of Orpheus Birtwistle Jean Rigby
Eurydice/Euridice s Orfeo Monteverdi Giovanni Maria Bacchini
Eurydice/Euridice s Orfeo ed Euridice (French version, 1774) Gluck Sophie Arnould
Eurydice/Euridice s Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version, 1762) Gluck Marianna Bianchi
Eurydice/Euridice s Orphée aux enfers Offenbach Lise Tautin
Eustachio bt L'assedio di Calais Donizetti Paul Barroilhet
Eustazio a Rinaldo Handel Valentini
Eva s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner Mathilde Mallinger
Evadne a Troilus and Cressida Walton Monica Sinclair
Evander/Evandre t Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Antonio Pilloni
Ezio bt Attila Verdi Natale Costantini
Ezio a Ezio Handel Senesino

F

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Faber b/bt The Knot Garden Tippett Raimund Herincx
Fabio t Berenice Handel John Beard
Fafner b Das Rheingold Wagner Kaspar Bausewein
Faliero b Marino Faliero Donizetti Luigi Lablache
Falke, Dr bt Die Fledermaus Strauss, J. Ferdinand Lebrecht
Falstaff bt Falstaff Verdi Victor Maurel
Falstaff b Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai August Zschiesche
Faninal bt Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, R. Karl Scheidemantel
Fanny s Sapho Massenet Emma Calvé
Fanuèl bt Nerone Boito Benvenuto Franci
Faone/Phaon t Saffo Pacini Gaetano Fraschini
Faramondo ms Faramondo Handel Caffarelli
Farlaf b Ruslan and Lyudmila Glinka Domenico Tosi
Fata Morgana s The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev Nina Koshetz
Father b Louise Charpentier, G. Lucien Fugère
Father b/bt The Prodigal Son Britten John Shirley-Quirk
Father/Peter bt Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck Ferdinand Wiedey
Fatima ms Oberon Weber Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
Fatty/Willy t Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Weill Hans Fleischer
Faust t La damnation de Faust Berlioz Gustave-Hippolyte Roger
Faust t La damnation de Faust (first staged performance, Monte Carlo, 1893) Berlioz Jean de Reszke
Faust, Dr bt Doktor Faust Busoni Robert Burg
Faust, Dr t Faust Gounod Joseph-Théodore-Désiré Barbot
Faust, Dr t Mefistofele Boito Italo Campanini
Fausta a Crispo (London version 1722) Bononcini Anastasia Robinson
Fausta a Crispo (Rome version 1721) Bononcini Giovanni Carestini
Federico t L'arlesiana Cilea Enrico Caruso
Fedora s Fedora Giordano Gemma Bellincioni
Fée/Fairy Godmother s Cendrillon Massenet Georgette Bréjean-Silver
Félix b Les martyrs Donizetti Prosper Dérivis
Female Chorus ms The Rape of Lucretia BrittenBritten Joan Cross
Fenena s Nabucco Verdi Giovannina Bellinzaghi
Fenton t Falstaff Verdi Edoardo Garbin
Fenton t Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai Julius Pfister
Fernand/Fernando t La favorite Donizetti Gilbert Duprez
Fernando t Il furioso nell'isola di San Domingo Donizetti Lorenzo Salvi
Fernando t Marino Faliero Donizetti Giovanni Battista Rubini
Fernando Villabella bb La gazza ladra Rossini Filippo Galli
Ferrando t Così fan tutte Mozart Vincenzo Calvesi
Fevroniya s Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh Rimsky-Korsakov Mariya Kuznetsova
Fidalma s Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Dorothea Bussani
Fidelia s Edgar Puccini Aurelia Cataneo-Caruson
Fidés ms Le prophète Meyerbeer Pauline Viardot
Fiend bb Cherevichki Tchaikovsky Bogomir Korsov
Figaro bt Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Luigi Zamboni
Figaro b Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Francesco Benucci
Fileno t La fedeltà premiata Haydn Guglielmo Jermoli
Filippo t L'infedelta delusa Haydn Carl Friberth
Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke bt Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Gian-Orazio Cartagenova
Fillide/Celia ms La fedeltà premiata Haydn Maria Jermoli
Finn t Ruslan and Lyudmila Glinka Leon Ivanovich Leonov
Fiora s L’amore dei tre re Montemezzi Luisa Villani
Fiordiligi s Così fan tutte Mozart Adriana Ferrarese
Fiorilla s Il turco in Italia Rossini Francesca Festa
First Nazarene b/bt Salome Strauss, R. Friedrich Plaschke
First Officer bb The Death of Klinghoffer Adams Thomas Hammons
First Prince hc Cadmus et Hermione Lully Bernard Cledière
Flamand t Capriccio Strauss, R. Hans Hotter
Flaminia s Il mondo della luna Haydn Maria Anna Puttler
Flavio s Flavio Handel Gaetano Berenstadt
Flint, Mr bb Billy Budd Britten Geraint Evans
Flora s Atys Lully Marie Verdier
Flora s The Knot Garden Tippett Jill Gomez
Flora s The Turn of the Screw Britten Olive Dyer
Florestan b Amadis Lully Jean Dun (i)
Florestan t Fidelio (original version, 1805) Beethoven Joseph Demmer
Florestan t Fidelio (revised version, 1806) Beethoven Joseph Rockel
Florestan t Fidelio (revised version, 1814) Beethoven Radichi
Florestan bt Véronique Messager Jean Périer
Floria Tosca s Tosca Puccini Hariclea Darclée
Floridante a Floridante Handel Senesino
Flute t A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten Peter Pears
Folco bt Gloria Cilea Pasquale Amato
Folly/Folie, La s Platée Rameau Marie Fel
Ford bt Falstaff Verdi Antonio Pini-Corsi
Ford, Mrs/Fluth, Frau s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai Leopoldine Tuczek-Ehrenburg
Ford/Fluth bt Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai Julius Krause
Foreign Princess s Rusalka Dvořák Marie Kubátová
Foresto t Attila Verdi Carlo Guasco
Fox/Golden-mane s The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Božena Snopková
Fraarte s Radamisto Handel Benedetto Baldassari
Francesca s Francesca da Rimini Rakhmaninov Antonina Nezhdanova
Francesca s Francesca da Rimini Zandonai Linda Cannetti
Francesco bt I masnadieri Verdi Filippo Coletti
Francesco Foscari/Doge bt I due Foscari Verdi Achille De Bassini
François I b Ascanio Saint-Saëns Pol Plançon
Frank bt Edgar Puccini Antonio Magini-Coletti
Frère Bernard b Saint François d'Assise Messiaen Jean-Philippe Courtis
Fricka ms Das Rheingold Wagner Sophie Stehle
Fricka ms Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Friederike Grün
Friedrich von Telramund b Lohengrin Wagner Hans von Milde
Fritelli bt Le roi malgré Chabrier Lucien Fugère
Fritz t Der ferne Klang Schreker Karl Gentner
Fritz Kobus t L'amico Fritz Mascagni Fernando De Lucia
Froh t Das Rheingold Wagner Franz Nachbaur
Frugola ms Il tabarro Puccini Alice Gentle
Fulvia s Ezio Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò

G

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Gabriel von Eisenstein t Die Fledermaus Strauss, J. Jani Szika
Gabriele Adorno t Simon Boccanegra (1857) Verdi Carlo Negrini
Gabriele Adorno t Simon Boccanegra (1881, rev) Verdi Francesco Tamagno
Galatea s Acis et Galatée Lully Marie Le Rochois
Gamekeeper bt The Cunning Little Vixen Janáček Arnold Flögl
Gandartes a Poro Handel Francesca Bertolli
Garibaldo b Rodelinda Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Garrido b La Navarraise Massenet Pol Plançon
Gasparina s Il campiello Wolf-Ferrari Mafalda Favero
Gaston t Jérusalem (French revision of I Lombardi) Verdi Gilbert Duprez
Gawain bt Gawain Birtwistle François Le Roux
Gayle s The Ice Break Tippett Josephine Barstow
Gellner bt La Wally Catalani Arturo Pessina
Genaro t Maddalena Prokofiev Arthur Davies
General bt We Come to the River Henze Norman Welsby
Geneviève a Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy Jeanne Gerville-Réache
Gennaro t I gioielli della Madonna Wolf-Ferrari Otakar Mařák
Gennaro t Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Francesco Pedrazzi
George Dibdin t Der Vampyr Marschner Vogt
George, Sir b I puritani Bellini Luigi Lablache
Gepopo, Chief of the Secret Police s Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Britt-Marie Aruhn
Gérald t Lakmé Delibes Jean-Alexandre Talazac
Gérard bt Andrea Chénier Giordano Mario Sammarco
Gérard t La reine de Chypre Halévy Gilbert Duprez
Gerardo t Caterina Cornaro Donizetti Gaetano Fraschini
Gernando a Faramondo Handel Antonia Margherita Merighi
Geronimo, Don b Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Giambattista Serafino Blasi
Geronio, Don b Il turco in Italia Rossini Luigi Pacini
Geronte de Revoir b Manon Lescaut Puccini Alessandro Polomini
Gertrude Stein s The Mother of Us All Thomson Theresa Stich-Randall
Geschwitz, Countess ms Lulu Berg Maria Bernhard
Geschwitz, Countess ms Lulu (3 act version, 1979) Berg Yvonne Minton
Gesler b Guillaume Tell Rossini Alex Prévost
Gherardo t Gianni Schicchi Puccini Angelo Bada
Ghita s Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Dorothea Bussani
Giacomo bt Giovanna d’Arco Verdi Filippo Colini
Gianetto t La cena dellle beffe Giordano Hipólito Lázaro
Giannetto t La gazza ladra Rossini Savino Monelli
Gianni Schicchi bt Gianni Schicchi Puccini Giuseppe De Luca
Gilberto b Maria Tudor Gomes Edouard de Reszke
Gilda s Rigoletto Verdi Teresa Brambilla
Ginevra s Ariodante Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Ginevra s La cena dellle beffe Giordano Carmen Melis
Ginevra ms Guido et Ginevra Halévy Rosine Stoltz
Gioconda, La s La Gioconda Ponchielli Maddalena Mariani-Masi
Giorgetta s Il tabarro Puccini Claudia Muzio
Giorgio Germont bt La traviata Verdi Felice Varesi
Giovanni Malatesta (Gianciotto) bt Francesca da Rimini Zandonai Francesco Cigada
Giovanni Morone, Cardinal bt Palestrina Pfitzner Friedrich Bodersen
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina t Palestrina Pfitzner Karl Erb
Giovanni, Don bt Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Luigi Bassi
Giovanni, Don bt Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Francesco Albertarelli
Giraffier t Les deux aveugles Offenbach Jean-François Berthelier
Girot b Le pré aux clercs Hérold Pierre Gailhard
Giselda s I Lombardi Verdi Erminia Frezzolini
Gismonda s Ottone Handel Margherita Durastanti
Giuditta s Giuditta Lehár Jarmila Novotná
Giulietta s I Capuleti e I Montecchi Bellini Maria Caradori-Allan
Giulietta s Un Giorno di regno Verdi Luigia Abbadia
Giulietta s Romeo e Giulietta Zandonai Gilda dalla Rizza
Giulietta/Antonia/Olympia s Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Adèle Isaac
Gleby bt Siberia Giordano Giuseppe De Luca
Gloria s Gloria Cilea Salomea Krusceniski
Gnese s Il campiello Wolf-Ferrari Margherita Carosio
Gobrias t Nerone Boito Giuseppe Nessi
Goffredo a Rinaldo Handel Francesca Vanini
Go-Go, Prince tr/s/ct Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Gunilla Slattegard
Golaud bt Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy Hector Dufranne
Goneril s Lear Reimann Helga Dernesch
Gonzalve t L’heure espagnole Ravel Fernand Francell
Goose Girl s Königskinder Humperdinck Geraldine Farrar
Gormas, Count of b Le Cid Massenet Pol Plançon
Gottardo/Podestà bb La gazza ladra Rossini Antonio Ambrosi
Governess s The Turn of the Screw Britten Jennifer Vyvyan
Governor b/bt We Come to the River Henze Raimund Herincx
Grand-Duchesse s La Grand-Duchesse de Gérolstein Offenbach Hortense Schneider
Green Knight/Bertilak de Hautdesert b Gawain Birtwistle John Tomlinson
Gregor t The Makropulos Affair Janáček Emil Olšovský
Gregor Mittenhofer bt Elegy for Young Lovers Henze Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Grete/Greta Graumann s Der ferne Klang Schreker Lisbeth Sellin
Gretel s Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck Marie Kayser
Grimoaldo t Rodelinda Handel Francesco Borosini
Griselda a Griselda Bononcini Anastasia Robinson
Grishka Kuter’ma t Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh Rimsky-Korsakov Ivan Vasil′yevich Yershov
Groom t Il trionfo di Afrodite Orff Nicolai Gedda
Grose, Mrs s The Turn of the Screw Britten Joan Cross
Gualtiero b Edgar Puccini Pio Marini
Gualtiero a Griselda Bononcini Senesino
Gualtiero t Il pirata Bellini Giovanni Battista Rubini
Gudleik t/bt Hulda Franck Paul Lhérie
Guglielmo b Così fan tutte Mozart Francesco Benucci
Guido a Flavio Handel Senesino
Guido t Eine Florentinische Tragödie Zemlinsky Rudolf Ritter
Guido b Gemma di Vergy Donizetti Ignazio Marini
Guidon t The Tale of Tsar Saltan Rimsky-Korsakov Anton Sekar-Rozhansky
Guillaume Tell/William Tell bt Guillaume Tell Rossini Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Gulnara s Il corsaro Verdi Marianna Barbieri-Nini
Günther t Günther von Schwarzburg Holzbauer Anton Raaff
Gurnemanz b Parsifal Wagner Emil Scaria
Gusmano bt Alzira Verdi Filippo Coletti
Gustavo b Faramondo Handel Antonio Montagnana
Guy de Montforte/Montfort bt Les vêpres siciliennes Verdi Marc Bonnehee

H

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Hagen b Götterdämmerung Wagner Gustav Siehr
Hagen b Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Gustav Siehr
Hagen b Sigurd Reyer Léon Gresse
Haghenbach t La Wally Catalani Manuel Suagnes
Haine, La a Armide Gluck Mlle Durancy
Haliate t Sosarme Handel Giovanni Battista Pinacci
Halka s Halka Moniuszko Paulina Rivoli
Haly b L’italiana in Algeri Rossini Giuseppe Spirito
Hamlet bt Hamlet Thomas Jean-Baptiste Faure
Hamlet/Ambleto a Ambleto Gasparini Nicolini
Hanna ms May Night Rimsky-Korsakov Mariya Slavina
Hans Sachs b/bt Hans Sachs Lortzing August Kindermann
Hans Sachs bb Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner Franz Betz
Hänsel ms Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck Ida Schubert
Happy bt La fanciulla del West Puccini Antonio Pini-Corsi
Harlequin bt Ariadne auf Naxos (1916) Strauss, R. Hans Duhan
Harriet Durham, Lady s Martha Flotow Anna Zerr
Hautdesert, Lady de ms Gawain Birtwistle Elizabeth Laurence
Hawthorne, Farmer t Love in a Village Arne John Beard
He-Ancient b The Midsummer Marriage Tippett Michael Langdon
Hébé s Les Fêtes d'Hébé Rameau Marie Fel
Hebe/Hébé s Les Indes galantes Rameau Mlle Eremans
Hector t The Olympians Bliss James Johnston
Hecuba/Hécube s King Priam Tippett Marie Collier
Heinrich der Vogler b Lohengrin Wagner Höfer
Helen/Elena/Hélène of Troy s La belle Hélène Offenbach Hortense Schneider
Helen/Elena/Hélène of Troy ms King Priam Tippett Margreta Elkins
Helena s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten April Cantelo
Hélène s Hélène Saint-Saëns Nellie Melba
Hélène s Jérusalem (French revision of I Lombardi) Verdi Esther Julian-van-Gelder
Hélène ms War and Peace Prokofiev Irina Arkhipova
Hélène/Helena, Duchess s Les vêpres siciliennes Verdi Sophie Cruvelli
Helmwige s Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner Lilli Lehmann
Henry Kissinger b Nixon in China Adams Thomas Hammons
Henry Morosus t Die schweigsame Frau Strauss, R. Martin Kremer
Henry Mosher b Emmeline Picker Kevin Langan
Henry VIII/Enrico b Anna Bolena Donizetti Filippo Galli
Henry/Arrigo t Les vêpres siciliennes Verdi Louis Guéymard
Henry/Henri Smith t La jolie fille de Perth Bizet Massy
Hercules b Admeto Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Hercules bt Alceste (French version, 1776) Gluck Henri Larrivée
Hercules t Déjanire Saint-Saëns Lucien Muratore
Hercules b Hercules Handel Henry Reinhold
Hérisson de Porc-Epic bt L’étoile Chabrier Alfred Joly
Hermann t The Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky Nikolay Nikolayevich Figner
Hermes t King Priam Tippett John Lanigan
Hermia ms A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten Marjori Thomas
Herod bt Hérodiade Massenet Victor Maurel
Herod/Hérod/Herodes t Salome Strauss, R. Karel Burian
Herodias/Hérodiade ms Hérodiade Massenet Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Herodias/Hérodiade ms Salome Strauss, R. Irene von Chavanne
Herr von Bär b Der Rauchfaugkehrer Salieri Ludwig Fischer
Hidraot bt Armide Gluck Nicolas Gélin
High Priest b Alceste (French version, 1776) Gluck Nicolas Gélin
High Priest bt Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns Hans von Milde
High Priest b Semele Handel Henry Reinhold
High Priest of Brahma b/bt L’Africaine Meyerbeer Louis-Henri Obin
High Priest of Nepture t Idomeneo Mozart Giovanni Valesi
Hilda Mack s Elegy for Young Lovers Henze Eva-Marie Rogner
Hoël bt Dinorah Meyerbeer Jean-Baptiste Faure
Hoffmann t Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Jean-Alexandre Talazac
Holsteiner b Friedenstag Strauss, R. Ludwig Weber
Honoria a Ezio Handel Francesca Bertolli
Hooker t Emmeline Picker Wright Moore
Horace Tabor bt The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore Walter Cassel
Horatius s Il trionfo di Clelia Hasse Gaetano Guadagni
Huascar b Les Indes galantes Rameau Claude Louis Dominique Chassé
Hugh the Drover t Hugh the Drover Vaughan Williams Tudor Davies
Hulda s Das Donauweibchen Kauer Anna Gottlieb
Hulda a Hulda Franck Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Huldbrant b/bt Undine Hoffmann Heinrich Blume
Humphrey Davenaut, Sir b Der Vampyr Marschner Köckert
Hunding b Die Walküre Wagner Kaspar Bausewein
Huon of Bordeaux, Sir t Oberon Weber John Braham
Hydaspes a Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Nicolini
Hylas b Issé Destouches Gabriel-Vincent Thévenard
Hymas b Les Fêtes d'Hébé Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Hymenaeus b Imeneo Handel William Savage

I

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Iago t Otello Rossini Giuseppe Ciccimarra
Iago bt Otello Verdi Victor Maurel
Iarbas t Dido, Queen of Carthage Storace Michael Kelly
Idamantes/Idamante s Idomeneo Mozart Vincenzo dal Prato
Idas b Atys Lully Morel
Idelberto a Lotario Handel Francesca Bertolli
Idomeneus/Idomeneo t Idomeneo Mozart Anton Raaff
Idraote b Armida Rossini Michele Benedetti
Idreno b Armida Haydn; Paolo Mandini
Idreno t Semiramide Rossini John Sinclair
Ighino s Palestrina Pfitzner Maria Ivogün
Igor, Prince bt Prince Igor Borodin Ivan Mel'nikov
Ilia s Idomeneo Mozart Dorothea Wendling
Ilione s Idoménée Campra Françoise Journet
Ilo t Zelmira Rossini Giovanni Davide
Imogene s Il pirata Bellini Henriette Méric-Lalande
Ines ms Maria Padilla Donizetti Luigia Abbadia
Ines/Inès s L’Africaine Meyerbeer Marie Battu
Inferno, Lord bt Lord Inferno Ghedini Tito Gobbi
Inigo Gomez, Don b L’heure espagnole Ravel Hector Dufranne
Inkeeper ms Boris Godunov Musorgsky Antonina Abarinova
Innkeeper bt Königskinder Humperdinck Antonio Pini-Corsi
Ino a Semele Handel Esther Young
Io s Isis Lully Marie Aubry
Iolanta s Iolanta Tchaikovsky Medea Mei-Figner
Iole s Hercules Handel Elisabeth Duparc
Iphigenia/Ifigenia s Ifigenia in Tauride Jommelli Anna Lucia de Amicis
Iphigenia/Iphigénie s Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Sophie Arnould
Iphigenia/Iphigénie s Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck Rosalie Levasseur
Iphise s Dardanus Rameau Marie Pélissier
Iphise s Les Fêtes d'Hébé Rameau Marie Pélissier
Ircano b Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Giuseppe Ferrari da Ferrara
Ircano b Ricciardo e Zoraide Rossini Michele Benedetti
Irene a Atalanta Handel Maria Caterina Negri
Irene ms Bajazet Gasparini Faustina Bordoni
Irene a Muzio Scevola Handel Anastasia Robinson
Irene a Tamerlano Handel Anna Vincenza Dotti
Iris s Iris Mascagni Hariclea Darclée
Irmengard s Agnes von Hohenstaufen Spontini Anna Milder-Hauptmann
Isaac b Riccardo Primo Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Isabella a L’italiana in Algeri Rossini Marietta Marcolini
Isabelle s Robert le diable Meyerbeer Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Isacio/Isaac b Riccardo Primo Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Ismaele t Nabucco Verdi Corrado Miraglia
Ismene s Alceste (Italian version, 1767) Gluck Teresa Eberadi
Ismene s Mitridate Mozart Anna Francesca Varese
Ismenor b Dardanus Rameau François Le Page
Isolde s Tristan und Isolde Wagner Marvina Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Isolier ms Le comte Ory Rossini Constance Jawureck
Issé s Issé Destouches Mlle Desmatins
Italian Tenor t Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, R. Fritz Soot
Ivan Susanin b A Life for the Tsar Glinka Osip Petrov
Ivan the Terrible b The Maid of Pskov Rimsky-Korsakov Osip Petrov
Ivan Vassil'evich Lomov t Una domanda di matrimonio Chailly Luigi Alva

J

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Jack t The Midsummer Marriage Tippett John Lanigan
Jack Rance bt La fanciulla del West Puccini Pasquale Amato
Jacopo Fiesco b Simon Boccanegra (1857) Verdi Giuseppe Echeverria
Jacopo Fiesco b Simon Boccanegra (1881, rev) Verdi Edouard de Reszke
Jacopo Foscari t I due Foscari Verdi Giacomo Roppa
Jacques de Lusignan bt La reine de Chypre Halévy Paul Barroilhet
Jael s Débora e Jaéle Pizzetti Giulia Tess
James V t La donna del lago Rossini Giovanni Davide
Jane/Giovanna Seymour ms Anna Bolena Donizetti Elisa Orlandi
Janusz bt Halka Moniuszko Aloizy Zółkowski
Jason t Medea in Corinto Mayr Andrea Nozzari
Jason/Giasone hc Médée Charpentier, M.-A. Dumesnil
Jason/Giasone t Médée Cherubini Pierre Gaveaux
Jean Procida b Les vêpres siciliennes Verdi Louis-Henri Obin
Jeanne ms The Devils of Loudun Penderecki Tatiana Troyanos
Jeanne s Die Verlobung in San Domingo Egk Evelyn Lear
Jeannette s Les noces de Jeannette Massé Caroline Carvalho
Jenifer s The Midsummer Marriage Tippett Joan Sutherland
Jeník t The Bartered Bride Smetana Jindřich Polák
Jenny s Die Dreigroschenoper Weill Lotte Lenya
Jenny Hill s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Weill Mali Trummer
Jenůfa s Jenůfa Janáček Marie Kábeláčová
Jephté b Jephté Montéclair Claude Louis Dominique Chassé
Jessel, Miss s The Turn of the Screw Britten Arda Mandikian
Jessonda s Jessonda Spohr Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient
Jester bt Taverner Davies Benjamin Luxon
Ježibaba/Witch ms Rusalka Dvořák Růžena Bradáčová
Jim Mahoney/Johann Ackerman/Hans t Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Weill Paul Beinert
Jitka s Dalibor Smetana Eleanora Ehrenbergů
Jo March ms Little Women Adamo Stephanie Novacek
Joan of Arc/Giovanna s Giovanna d'Arco Verdi Erminia Frezzolini
Joan of Arc/Giovanna s/ms The Maid of Orléans Tchaikovsky Mariya Kamenskaya
Johann Matthys bt Behold the Sun Goehr Norman Bailey
Johannes Kepler bt Die Harmonie der Welt Hindemith Josef Metternich
John of Leyden t Le prophète Meyerbeer Gustave-Hippolyte Roger
John Sorel bt The Consul Menotti Cornell MacNeil
John the Baptist/Jean/Jochanaan/Jokanaan t Hérodiade Massenet Edmond Vergnet
John the Baptist/Jean/Jochanaan/Jokanaan bt Salome Strauss, R. Karl Perron
Joking Jesus bt Taverner Davies Benjamin Luxon
Jonas t Le prophète Meyerbeer Louis Guéymard
Jones, Emperor bt The Emperor Jones Gruenberg Lawrence Tibbett
Jonny bt Jonny spielt auf Krenek Max Spilcker
Jontek t Halka Moniuszko Julian Dobrski
José, Don t Carmen Bizet Paul Lhérie
Josef K t Der Prozess Einem Max Lorenz
Jowler b The Rising of the Moon Maw Richard Van Allan
Juan, Don t The Stone Guest Dargomïzhsky Fyodor Petrovich Komissarzhevsky
Judas bt Die Maccabäer Rubinstein Franz Betz
Judith/Judit ms/s Bluebeard’s Castle Bartók Olga Haselbeck
Juggler t Le jongleur de Notre Dame Massenet Adolphe Maréchal
Julia Farnese s Bomarzo Ginastera Isabel Penagos
Julian, Mrs s Owen Wingrave Britten Jennifer Vyvyan
Juliana Bordereau s The Aspern Papers Argento Elisabeth Söderström
Julien bt Drömmen om Thérèse Werle Erik Saedén
Julien t Louise Charpentier, G. Adolphe Maréchal
Juliet/Juliette s Roméo et Juliette Gounod Caroline Carvalho
Juliette ms La passion selon Sade Bussotti Cathy Berberian
Julius Caesar/Giulio Cesare a Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Senesino
Junia/Giunia s Lucio Silla Mozart Anna Lucia de Amicis
Junk-Seller b Louise Charpentier, G. Félix Vieuille
Juno s Isis Lully Mlle de Saint-Christophle
Juno a Semele Handel Esther Young
Jupiter b Castor et Pollux Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Jupiter b Castore e Polluce Vogler J.B. Zonca
Jupiter b Hippolyte et Aricie Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Jupiter b/bt Die Liebe der Danae (first public performance, 1952) Strauss, R. Paul Schöffler
Jupiter b/bt Die Liebe der Danae (unofficial premiere, Salzburg, 1944) Strauss, R. Hans Hotter
Jupiter b Naïs Rameau François Le Page
Jupiter b Thétis et Pélée Collasse Jean Dun (i)
Jupiter/Giove bt Orphée aux enfers Offenbach Amable-Désiré Coutecuisse
Jupiter/Giove t Semele Handel John Beard
Justin/Giustino a Giustino Handel Domenico Annibali
Justine ms La passion selon Sade Bussotti Cathy Berberian

K

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Kaled b Der Kaufmann von Smyrna Vogler Ludwig Fischer
Kaspar t Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti Andrew McKinley
Kát’a/Katya s Kát’a Kabanová Janáček Marie Veselá
Kate ms Owen Wingrave Britten Janet Baker
Katerina Izmaylova s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Shostakovich A. I. Sokolova
Katisha a The Mikado Sullivan Rosina Brandram
Kecal b The Bartered Bride Smetana Frantisěk Hynek
Kedruta a Excursions of Mr Brouček Janáček Věra Pivoňková
Kichiga b The Enchantress Tchaikovsky Mikhail Mikhaylovich Koryakin
King bt Il re Giordano Armand Crabbe
King Fisher bt The Midsummer Marriage Tippett Otakar Kraus
King Minos b Arianna in Creta Handel Gustavius Waltz
King Pedro the Cruel of Spain bt Maria Padilla Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
King's Son t Königskinder Humperdinck Hermann Jadlowker
Klavdiya ms The Story of a Real Man Prokofiev Irina Arkhipova
Klinghoffer bt The Death of Klinghoffer Adams Sanford Sylvan
Klingsor bt Parsifal Wagner Karl Hill
Kochubey bt Mazepa (St Petersburg, 1884) Tchaikovsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Kokikako t Ba-ta-clan Offenbach Jean-François Berthelier
Kommandant b/bt Friedenstag Strauss, R. Hans Hotter
Konchak, Khan x Prince Igor Borodin Mikhail Mikhaylovich Koryakin
Konchakovna a Prince Igor Borodin Mariya Slavina
Konstanze s Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart Catarina Cavalieri
Kostelnička s Jenůfa Janáček Leopolda Svobodová
Krušina bt The Bartered Bride Smetana Josef Paleček
Kundry ms Parsifal Wagner Amalie Materna
Kunrad bt Feuersnot Strauss, R. Karl Scheidemantel
Kurwenal bt Tristan und Isolde Wagner Anton Mitterwurzer

L

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
La Haltière, Madame de ms Cendrillon Massenet Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Laca Klemen t Jenůfa Janáček Alois Staněk-Doubravský
Lady s Cardillac Hindemith Grete Merrem-Nikisch
Lady de Hautdesert ms Gawain Birtwistle Elizabeth Laurence
Laodice s Siroe Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Laoula, Princess s L’étoile Chabrier Berthe Stuart
Laura Adorno ms La Gioconda Ponchielli Marietta Biancolini
Lauretta s Gianni Schicchi Puccini Florence Easton
Laurette s Richard Coeur-de-lion Grétry Louise-Rosalie Dugazon
Laurie t Little Women Adamo Chad Shelton
Lavinia s Mourning Becomes Electra Levy Evelyn Lear
Lay brother/Giovanni t Mona Lisa Schillings Karl Aagaard Oestvig
Lazuli ms L’étoile Chabrier Paola Marie
Le Bleau, Monsieur t La vedova scaltra Wolf-Ferrari Tomáz Alcaide
Leader b Optimisticheskaya tragediya Kholminov Aleksandr Ognivtsev
Leah ms Die Maccabäer Rubinstein Marianne Brandt
Léandre b Les fêtes vénitiennes Campra Claude Louis Dominique Chassé
Leandro t König Hirsch Henze Sándor Kónya
Lear bt Lear Reimann Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lechmere t Owen Wingrave Britten Nigel Douglas
Lefèbvre t Madame Sans-Gêne Giordano Giovanni Martinelli
Leicester t Amy Robsart De Lara Albert Alvarez
Leicester t Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Leicester t Maria Stuarda Donizetti Domenico Reina
Leïla s Les pêcheurs de perles Bizet Léontine de Maesen
Leo/Leone b Tamerlano Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Leocasta a Giustino Handel Francesca Bertolli
Leokadja Begbick a, ms Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Weill Marga Dannenberg
Léon t La mère coupable Milhaud Eric Tappy
Léonor/Leonora di Gusmann ms La favorite Donizetti Rosine Stoltz
Leonora s La forza del destino (original version, 1862) Verdi Caroline Barbot-Douvry
Leonora s La forza del destino (revised version, 1869) Verdi Teresa Stolz
Leonora s Il trovatore Verdi Rosina Penco
Leonore s Fidelio (versions 1805, 1806 and 1814) Beethoven Anna Milder-Hauptmann
Leporello b Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Felice Ponziani
Leporello b Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Francesco Benucci
Leporello b The Stone Guest Dargomïzhsky Osip Petrov
Lescaut bt Manon Massenet Alexandre Taskin
Lescaut bt Manon Lescaut Puccini Achille Moro
Leucippo b Zelmira Rossini Michele Benedetti
Lev b/bt The Ice Break Tippett John Shirley-Quirk
Licinius b Aureliano in Palmira Rossini Pietro Vasoli
Lidoine, Madame/New Prioress s Dialogues des Carmélites (Milan, January 1957) Poulenc Leyla Gencer
Lidoine, Madame/New Prioress s Dialogues des Carmélites (Paris, June 1957) Poulenc Régine Crespin
Lïkov t The Tsar's Bride Rimsky-Korsakov Anton Sekar-Rozhansky
Lilla s Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Nancy Storace
Lilli s Das Donauweibchen Kauer Therese Grünbaum
Lina s Stiffelio Verdi Marietta Gazzaniga
Lindorf/Coppélius/Dr Miracle/magician bt Les contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach Alexandre Taskin
Lindoro t La fedeltà premiata Haydn Leopold Dichtler
Lindoro t L'italiana in Algeri Rossini Serafino Gentili
Lion b Pyramus and Thisbe Handel Henry Reinhold
Lionel bt The Maid of Orléans Tchaikovsky Ippolit Pryanishnikov
Lisa s The Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky Medea Mei-Figner
Lisa s La sonnambula Bellini Elisa Taccani
Lisaura s Alessandro Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Lisetta a Il mondo della luna Haydn Maria Jermoli
Lisette s La Rondine Puccini Ina Maria Ferraris
Liù s Turandot Puccini Maria Zamboni
Lodovico b Otello Verdi Francesco Navarrini
Loge t Das Rheingold Wagner Heinrich Vogl
Lohengrin t Lohengrin Wagner Karl Beck
Lorenzo t I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini Ramieri Pocchini Cavalieri
Loris t Fedora Giordano Enrico Caruso
Lotario a Lotario Handel Antonio Bernacchi
Louise s Louise Charpentier, G. Marthe Rioton
Lubino bt Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Stefano Mandini
Luceio/Luceius a Scipione Handel Senesino
Lucia s Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti Fanny Tacchinardi-Persiani
Lucie Manette s A Tale of Two Cities Benjamin Heather Harper
Lucile s Dantons Tod Einem Maria Cebotari
Lucio Silla t Lucio Silla Bach Anton Raaff
Lucio Silla/Lucius Sulla t Lucio Silla Mozart Bassano Morgnoni
Lucretia a The Rape of Lucretia Britten Kathleen Ferrier
Lucrezia Borgia s Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Henriette Méric-Lalande
Lucrezia Contarini s I due Foscari Verdi Marianna Barbieri-Nini
Luigi t Il tabarro Puccini Giulio Crimi
Luisa s Luisa Miller Verdi Marietta Gazzaniga
Luka Kuzmič/Filka Morozov t From the House of the Dead Janáček Emil Olšovský
Luke t The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Poul Elming
Luke t The Ice Break Tippett John Dobson
Lulu s Lulu Berg Nuri Hadzic
Lulu s Lulu (3 act version, 1979) Berg Teresa Stratas
Luna Count bt Palestrina Pfitzner Gustav Schützendorf
Luna, Count di bt Il trovatore Verdi Giovanni Guicciardi
Lurcanio t Ariodante Handel John Beard
Lusignano bt Caterina Cornaro Donizetti Filippo Coletti
Lychas hc Alceste Lully Langeais
Lycomedes b Deidamia Handel Henry Reinhold
Lyonel t Martha Flotow Josef Erl
Lysander s The Fairies Smith Gaetano Guadagni
Lysander t A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten George Moran
Lysiart, Count of b Euryanthe Weber Anton Forti
Lyubov' ms Mazepa (St Petersburg, 1884) Tchaikovsky Mariya Kamenskaya
Lyudmila s Ruslan and Lyudmila Glinka Mariya Stepanova

M

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Mab s La jolie fille de Perth Bizet Alice Ducasse
Macbeth bt Macbeth Verdi Felice Varesi
Macbeth, Lady s Macbeth Verdi Marianna Barbieri-Nini
Macheath t Die Dreigroschenoper Weill Harald Paulsen
Macheath, Captain t/bt The Beggar’s Opera Pepusch Thomas Walker
Maddalena de Coigny s Andrea Chénier Giordano Evelina Carrera
Madeleine, Countess s Capriccio Strauss, R. Viorica Ursuleac
Madwoman t Curlew River Britten Peter Pears
Maffio Orsini ms Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Marietta Brambilla
Magda de Civry s La Rondine Puccini Gilda dalla Rizza
Magda Sorel s The Consul Menotti Patricia Neway
Maggie Dempster ms One Man Show Maw Yvonne Minton
Magnifico, Don bt La Cenerentola Rossini Andrea Verni
Malatesta, Dr bt Don Pasquale Donizetti Antonio Tamburini
Male Chorus t The Rape of Lucretia Britten Peter Pears
Malinche s Montezuma Sessions Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Málinka/Etherea/Kunka s Excursions of Mr Brouček Janáček Ema Miřiovská
Malwina s Der Vampyr Marschner Wilhelmina Streit
Mamïrov b The Enchantress Tchaikovsky Fyodor Stravinsky
Man b/bt Die glückliche Hand Schoenberg Alfred Jerger
Mandane s Gl' amanti generosi Mancini Maria Angelica Bracci
Mandane s Artaserse Hasse Francesca Cuzzoni
Mandryka bt Arabella Strauss, R. Alfred Jerger
Manette, Dr t A Tale of Two Cities Benjamin Heddle Nash
Manfredo bt L’amore dei tre re Montemezzi Carlo Galeffi
Mangus bt The Knot Garden Tippett Thomas Hemsley
Manon Lescaut s Boulevard Solitude Henze Sigrid Klaus
Manon Lescaut s Manon Massenet Marie Heilbronn
Manon Lescaut s Manon Lescaut Puccini Cesira Ferrani
Manrico t Il trovatore Verdi Carlo Baucarde
Mantua, Duke of t Rigoletto Verdi Raffaele Mirate
Mao Tse-tung t Nixon in China Adams John Duykess
Maometto II b Maometto II Rossini Filippo Galli
Marcel b Les Huguenots Meyerbeer Nicolas Levasseur
Marcellina s Le nozze di Figaro Mozart Maria Mandini
Marchese Marcarille bt Le preziose ridicole Lattuada Jan Kiepura
Marcius/Marzio t Mitridate Mozart Gaspare Bassano
Marco Valerio, Count bt The Voice of Ariadne Musgrave Thomas Allen
Mařenka s The Bartered Bride Smetana Eleanora Ehrenbergů
Marfa ms Khovanshchina Musorgsky Yevgeniya Zbruyeva
Marfa s The Tsar's Bride Rimsky-Korsakov Nadeshda Zabela
Marfa Ignatěvna Kabanová (Kabanicha) a Kát’a Kabanová Janáček Marie Hladíková
Margared a Le roi d'Ys Lalo Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Margery s The Dragon of Wantley Lampe Isabella Young (i)
Margherita s Mefistofele Boito Erminia Borghi-Mamo
Margiana s Der Barbier von Bagdad Cornelius Rosa von Milde-Agthe
Marguerite s Faust Gounod Caroline Carvalho
Marguerite ms Le lac des fées Auber Rosine Stoltz
Marguerite s The Story of Vasco Crosse Josephine Barstow
Marguerite de Valois s Les Huguenots Meyerbeer Julie Dorus-Gras
Maria s Guglielmo Ratcliff Mascagni Adelina Stehle
Maria ms Yerma Villa-Lobos Frederica Von Stade
Maria Padilla s Maria Padilla Donizetti Sophie Loewe
Maria Tudoe s Maria Tudor Gomes Anna D'Angeri
Marie s Wozzeck Berg Sigrid Johanson
Marie/Maria s La fille du régiment Donizetti Juliette Bourgeois
Mariella s Il piccolo Marat Mascagni Gilda dalla Rizza
Marina Mniszek ms/s Boris Godunov Musorgsky Yuliya Platonova
Mario Cavaradossi t Tosca Puccini Emilio De Marchi
Mariola s Fra Gherardo Pizzetti Florica Cristoforeanu
Marion Delorme s Marion Delorme Ponchielli Romilda Pantaleoni
Mariya s Mazepa (Moscow, 1884) Tchaikovsky Emiliya Pavlovskaya
Mark t The Midsummer Marriage Tippett Richard Lewis
Mark, King/König Marke b Tristan und Isolde Wagner Ludwig Zottmayr
Marquis de Saluces b/bt Grisélidis Massenet Hector Dufranne
Marschallin s Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, R. Margarethe Siems
Marty s The Makropulos Affair Janáček Alexandra Čvanová
Mary ms Tannhäuser Wagner Thérèse Wächter-Wittman
Mary s William Ratcliff Cui Yuliya Platonova
Mary Stuart/Maria Stuarda s Maria Stuarda Donizetti Maria Malibran
Mary, Lady s Monsieur Beaucaire Messager Maggi Teyte
Masaniello t La muette de Portici Auber Adolphe Nourrit
Masetto b Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Giuseppe Lolli
Masetto b Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Francesco Bussani
Masha s Dubrovsky Nápravník Medea Mei-Figner
Massimiliano, Count Moor b I masnadieri Verdi Luigi Lablache
Massimo t Ezio Handel Giovanni Battista Pinacci
Mastro di Cappella bt L'ispirazione Bussotti Renato Capecchi
Mathilde s Guillaume Tell Rossini Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Mathilde, Sister ms Dialogues des Carmélites (Paris, June 1957) Poulenc Fiorenza Cossotto
Mathis bt Le Juif polonais Erlanger Victor Maurel
Mathis bt Mathis der Maler Hindemith Asger Stig
Matilda a Lotario Handel Antonia Margherita Merighi
Matilda a Ottone Handel Anastasia Robinson
Matilda a Teofane Lotti Vittoria Tesi
Matthew Gurney t Emmeline Picker Curt Peterson
Maurizio t Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea Enrico Caruso
Max t Der Freischütz Weber Heinrich Stumer
Max t Jonny spielt auf Krenek Paul Beinert
Mayor b Vakula the Smith Tchaikovsky Osip Petrov
Mazal (‘Dauber’)/Blankytný (‘Sky-blue’)/Petřík t Excursions of Mr Brouček Janáček Miloslav Jeník
Mazeppa/Mazepa bt Mazepa (Moscow, 1884) Tchaikovsky Bogomir Korsov
Mazeppa/Mazepa bt Mazepa (St Petersburg, 1884) Tchaikovsky Ippolit Pryanishnikov
Medea s Medea in Corinto Mayr Isabella Colbran
Medea s Teseo Handel Elisabetta Pilotti-Schiavonetti
Medea/Médée s Médée Charpentier, M.-A. Marie Le Rochois
Medea/Médée s Médée Cherubini Julie-Angelique Scio
Médor t Roland Lully Dumesnil
Médor t Roland Piccinni Joseph Legros
Médor/Medoro a Orlando Handel Francesca Bertolli
Meg March ms Little Women Adamo Joyce DiDonato
Melchior bt Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti David Aiken
Melibeo b La fedeltà premiata Haydn Antonio Pesci
Mélisande s Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy Mary Garden
Melissa s Amadigi di Gaula Handel Elisabetta Pilotti-Schiavonetti
Mélisse s Amadis de Grèce Destouches Journet, F.
Melitone bt La forza del destino (original version 1862) Verdi Achille De Bassini
Melo a Sosarme Handel Francesca Bertolli
Melpomene/Melpomène s Atys Lully Beaucreux
Menelaus/Ménélas t La belle Hélène Offenbach Jean Kopp
Mephistopheles/Méphistophélès b Faust Gounod Emile Balanque
Mephistophelese t Doktor Faust Busoni Theo Strack
Mercury b Atalanta Handel Henry Reinhold
Mercury t Castore e Polluce Vogler Franz Hartig
Mercury hc Isis Lully Bernard Cledière
Mercutio bt Roméo et Juliette Gounod Auguste Barré
Merope s Persée Lully Marie Le Rochois
Mescalina ms Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Barbro Ericson
Metternich bt L'aiglon Honegger and Ibert Arthur Endrèze
Mícha b The Bartered Bride Smetana Vojtěch Šebesta
Michele bt Il tabarro Puccini Luigi Montesanto
Michonnet bt Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea Giuseppe De Luca
Mignon ms Mignon Thomas Célestine Galli-Marié
Milada s Dalibor Smetana Emilia Benevicová-Miková
Miles tr The Turn of the Screw Britten David Hemmings
Military Governor ct A Night at the Chinese Opera Weir Michael Chance
Miller bt Luisa Miller Verdi Achille De Bassini
Miller b Rusalka Dargomïzhsky Osip Petrov
Mimaroben bt Aniara Blomdahl Erik Saedén
Mime t Das Rheingold Wagner Max Schlosser
Mime t Siegfried Wagner Max Schlosser
Mimì s La bohème Puccini Cesira Ferrani
Minerva/Minerve s Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria Monteverdi Maddalena Manelli
Minette s The English Cat Henze Inga Nielsen
Minka s Le roi malgré Chabrier Adèle Isaac
Minnie s La fanciulla del West Puccini Emmy Destinn
Miracle, Dr/Coppélius/Lindorf/magician b/bt Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Alexandre Taskin
Mireille s Mireille Gounod Caroline Carvalho
Mirtillo s Il pastor fido Handel Valeriano Pellegrini
Mithridates/Mitridate t Mitridate Mozart Guglielmo Ettore
Mizgir' bt The Snow Maiden Rimsky-Korsakov Ippolit Pryanishnikov
Mizoguchi bt Kinkakuji Mayuzumi William Dooley
Mme Herz s Der Schauspieldirektor Mozart Aloysia Lange
Monostatos t Die Zauberflöte Mozart Johann Joseph Nouseul
Morgan le Fay s Gawain Birtwistle Marie Angel
Morgana ms Alcina Handel Maria Rosa Negri
Morosus, Sir b Die schweigsame Frau Strauss, R. Friedrich Plaschke
Moses/Moïse/Mosè b Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (original version, 1818) Rossini Michele Benedetti
Moses/Moïse/Mosè b Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (revised version, 1827) Rossini Nicolas Levasseur
Moses/Moïse/Mosè sp Moses und Aron (concert performance, 1954) Schoenberg Hans Herbert Fiedler
Moses/Moïse/Mosè sp Moses und Aron (staged performance, 1957) Schoenberg Hans Herbert Fiedler
Moss, Grandpa bb The Tender Land Copland Norman Treigle
Mother s Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti Rosemary Kuhlmann
Mother a The Consul Menotti Marie Powers
Mother a Louise Charpentier, G. Blanche Deschamps-Jehin
Mother/Gertrud ms Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck Luise Tibelti
Mountjoy, Lord bt Gloriana Britten Geraint Evans
Muse/Nicklausse ms Les contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Delphine Ugalde
Musetta s La bohème Puccini Camilla Pasini
Musica, La s Orfeo Monteverdi Giovanni Gualberto Magli
Music-Master bt Ariadne auf Naxos (1916) Strauss, R. Hans Duhan
Mustafà b L’italiana in Algeri Rossini Filippo Galli
Muzio Scevola/Mucius Scaevola a Muzio Scevola Handel Senesino
Mylio t Le roi d'Ys Lalo Jean-Alexandre Talazac

N

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Nadia s The Ice Break Tippett Heather Harper
Nadir t Les pêcheurs de perles Bizet François Morini
Naïs s Naïs Rameau Marie Fel
Namouna s Nurmahal Spontini Anna Milder-Hauptmann
Nancy ms Albert Herring Britten Nancy Evans
Nancy (Julia) ms Martha Flotow Therese Schwarz
Nannetta s Falstaff Verdi Adelina Stehle
Nannette s Der Rauchfangkehrer Salieri Catarina Cavalieri
Nanni b L’infedeltà delusa Haydn Christian Specht
Napoleon bt Madame Sans-Gêne Giordano Pasquale Amato
Narciso t Il turco in Italia Rossini Giovanni Davide
Narcissus/Narciso a Agrippina Handel Giuliano Albertini
Narrator bt Sophie’s Choice Maw Dale Duesing
Nastas’ya (Enchantress) s The Enchantress Tchaikovsky Emiliya Pavlovskaya
Natasha s Rusalka Dargomïzhsky Anis'ya Alexandrovna Bulakhova
Nathan bt Sophie’s Choice Maw Rodney Gilfry
Nausicaa s Nausicaa Glanville-Hicks Teresa Stratas
Nausicaa s Ulisse Dallapiccola Catherine Gayer
Navarraise s/ms La Navarraise Massenet Emma Calvé
Nebuchadnezzar t The Burning Fiery Furnace Britten Peter Pears
Nebuchadnezzar/Nabucco bt Nabucco Verdi Giorgio Ronconi
Ned Keene bt Peter Grimes Britten Edmund Donlevy
Nedda/Columbina s Pagliacci Leoncavallo Adelina Stehle
Nefertiti ms Akhnaten Glass Milagro Vargas
Nekrotzar bt Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Erik Saedén
Nello bt Pia de' Tolomei Donizetti Giorgio Ronconi
Nélusko bt L’Africaine Meyerbeer Jean-Baptiste Faure
Nemorino t L’elisir d’amore Donizetti Giambattista Genero
Nencio t L’infedeltà delusa Haydn Leopold Dichtler
Nerina s La fedeltà premiata Haydn Constanza Valdesturla
Nero/Nerone s Agrippina Handel Valeriano Pellegrini
Nero/Nerone t Nerone Boito Aureliano Pertile
Nerone s L’incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi Stefano Costa
Nevers, Count b Les Huguenots Meyerbeer Prosper Dérivis
Nicéa s La légende de Saint Christophe d'Indy Germaine Lubin
Nicholas I b The Decembrists Shaporin Aleksandr Ognivtsev
Nicias t Thaïs Massenet Albert Alvarez
Nick Shadow bt The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky Otakar Kraus
Nicolette s Aucassin et Nicolette Grétry Louise-Rosalie Dugazon
Nightingale s The Nightingale Stravinsky Aurelia Dobrovol'skaya
Nina s Nina Dalayrac Louise-Rosalie Dugazon
Ninetta s La gazza ladra Rossini Teresa Belloc-Giorgi
Ninetta s The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev Jeanne Dusseau
Nirenus/Nireno a Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Giuseppe Bigonzi
Norfolk t Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Rossini Manuel García
Norina s Don Pasquale Donizetti Giulia Grisi
Norma s Norma Bellini Giuditta Pasta
Notary b Don Pasquale Donizetti Luigi Lablache
Nottingham bt Roberto Devereux Donizetti Paul Barroilhet
Novice s Suor Angelica Puccini Mary Ellis
Noye b Noye's Fludde Britten Owen Brannigan
Nurse/Nutrice ms Die Frau ohne Schatten Strauss, R. Lucie Weidt

O

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Oberon ct A Midsummer Night’s Dream Britten Alfred Deller
Oberon t Oberon Weber Charles Bland
Oberto b Oberto Verdi Ignazio Marini
Oberto tr Alcina Handel William Savage
Oblonsky bt Anna Karenina Hamilton Alan Opie
Ochs auf Lerchenau, Baron b Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, R. Karl Perron
Odabella s Attila Verdi Sophie Loewe
Odette ms Charles VI Halévy Rosine Stoltz
Odoardo t Ariodante Handel Michael Stoppelaer
Officer t Cardillac Hindemith Max Hirzel
Offred ms The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Marianne Rørholm
Offred in the time before ms The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Hanne Fischer
Offred’s mother ms The Handmaid’s Tale Ruders Ulla Kudsk Jensen
Olga s The Maid of Pskov Rimsky-Korsakov Yuliya Platonova
Olivier bt Capriccio Strauss, R. Hans Hotter
Olivo t Olivo e Pasquale Donizetti Domenico Cosselli
Olympia/Giuletta/Antonia s Les contes d'Hoffmann Offenbach Adèle Isaac
Omar ms The Death of Klinghoffer Adams Stephanie Friedman
Onoria a Ezio Handel Francesca Bertolli
Ophelia s Hamlet Thomas Christine Nilsson
Oracle b Thétis et Pélée Collasse Jean Dun (i)
Oracle of the Dead/Hecate s The Mask of Orpheus Birtwistle Marie Angel
Ordow, Duke of b Torvaldo e Dorliska Rossini Filippo Galli
Oreste/Orestes ms Andromaca Leo Caffarelli
Oreste/Orestes ms Oreste Handel Giovanni Carestini
Orestes t Ermione Rossini Giovanni Davide
Orestes s Ifigenia in Tauride Jommelli Gasparo Pacchierotti
Orestes s Ifigenia in Tauride Traetta Gaetano Guadagni
Orestes bt Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck Henri Larrivée
Orestes t Oresteya Taneyev Ivan Vasil′yevich Yershov
Orestes/Orest/Oreste ms La belle Hélène Offenbach Léa Silly
Orestes/Orest/Oreste bt Elektra Strauss, R. Karl Perron
Oriana s Amadigi di Gaula Handel Anastasia Robinson
Oriane s Amadis Lully Fanchon Moreau
Orindo a Admeto Handel Anna Vincenza Dotti
Orlando a Orlando Handel Senesino
Orlik b Mazepa (St Petersburg, 1884) Tchaikovsky Fyodor Stravinsky
Orlofsky, Prince ms Die Fledermaus Strauss, J. Irma Nittinger
Ormonte b Partenope Handel Johann Gottfried Riemschneider
Oroe b Semiramide Rossini Luciano Mariani
Orombello t Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Alberico Curioni
Oronte t Alcina Handel John Beard
Oronte t I Lombardi Verdi Carlo Guasco
Oroveso b Norma Bellini Vincenzo Negrini
Orpheus bt Les malheurs d'Orphée Milhaud John Charles Thomas
Orpheus/Orfeo t Euridice Peri Jacopo Peri
Orpheus/Orfeo a Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version, 1762) Gluck Gaetano Guadagni
Orpheus/Orfeo/Orphée bt The Mask of Orpheus Birtwistle Philip Langridge
Orpheus/Orfeo/Orphée t Orfeo Monteverdi Francesco Rasi
Orpheus/Orfeo/Orphée t Orphée aux enfers Offenbach Tayau
Orpheus/Orphée a Orfeo ed Euridice (French version, 1774) Gluck Joseph Legros
Orsini bt Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen Wagner Johann Michael Wächter
Orsola s Il campiello Wolf-Ferrari Giulia Tess
Ortrud ms Lohengrin Wagner Josephine Fastlinger
Ory, Count t Le Comte Ory Rossini Adolphe Nourrit
Osaka t Iris Mascagni Fernando De Lucia
Oscar s Un ballo in maschera Verdi Marie Battu
Osiris/Osiride b Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (original version, 1818) Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Osiris/Osiride b Mosè in Egitto/Moïse et Pharaon (revised version, 1827) Rossini Adolphe Nourrit
Osman b Les Indes galantes Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Osmin b Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart Ludwig Fischer
Otello t Otello Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Otello/Othello t Otello Verdi Francesco Tamagno
Otho/Ottone a Agrippina Handel Francesca Vanini
Ottavio, Don t Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) Mozart Antonio Baglioni
Ottavio, Don t Don Giovanni (Vienna, 1788) Mozart Francesco Morella
Ottone a Ottone Handel Senesino
Ottone a Teofane Lotti Senesino
Ouf I, King t L’étoile Chabrier Daubray (Michel-René Thibaut)
Owen Wingrave bt Owen Wingrave Britten Benjamin Luxon
Oxana s Cherevichki Tchaikovsky Maria Nikolayevna Klimentova
Oxana s Christmas Eve Rimsky-Korsakov Yevgeniya Konstantinovna Mravina
Oziya b Yudif’ Serov Osip Petrov

P

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Paavo Ruotsalainen b The Last Temptations Kokkonen Martti Talvela
Paco t La vida breve Falla Leon David
Pacuvio b La pietra del paragone Rossini Pietro Vasoli
Pagano b I Lombardi Verdi Prosper Dérivis
Page, Mrs/Reich, Frau ms Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai Pauline Marx
Painter/Negro t Lulu (3 act version, 1979) Berg Robert Tear
Pallas/Pallante b Agrippina Handel Giuseppe Boschi
Pamilie s La naissance d'Osiris Rameau Marie Fel
Pamina s Die Zauberflöte Mozart Anna Gottlieb
Pamyre s Le siege Corinthe Rossini Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Panas b Christmas Eve Rimsky-Korsakov Fyodor Chaliapin and Fyodor Stravinsky (alt
Pandarus t Troilus and Cressida Walton Peter Pears
Pandolfe b Cendrillon Massenet Lucien Fugère
Pantasilea ms Bomarzo Ginastera Joanna Simon
Paolino t Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Santi Nencini
Paolo il Bello t Francesca da Rimini Zandonai Giulio Crimi
Papagena s Die Zauberflöte Mozart Barbara Gerl
Papageno bt Die Zauberflöte Mozart Emanuel Schikaneder
Paquiro bt Goyescas Granados Giuseppe De Luca
Paris t Hélène Saint-Saëns Albert Alvarez
Paris/Pâris t La belle Hélène Offenbach José Dupuis
Paris/Pâris tr/t King Priam Tippett John Dobson
Parma, Duchess of s Doktor Faust Busoni Meta Seinemeyer
Parsifal t Parsifal Wagner Ferdinand Jäger
Partenope s Partenope Handel Anna Maria Strada del Pò
Pasqua Polegana t Il campiello Wolf-Ferrari Giuseppe Nessi
Pasquale b Olivo e Pasquale Donizetti Giuseppe Frezzolini
Pasquale, Don b Don Pasquale Donizetti Luigi Lablache
Pat Nixon s Nixon in China Adams Carolann Page
Patroclus/Patrocle b Iphigénie en Aulide Gluck Durand
Pedrillo t Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart Johann Ernst Dauer
Peer Gynt bt Peer Gynt Egk Matthieu Ahlersmeyer
Peleus t Thétis et Pélée Collasse Dumesnil
Pelléas bt Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy Jean Périer
Peneios b Daphne Strauss, R. Kurt Böhme
Penelope, Lady Rich s Gloriana Britten Jennifer Vyvyan
Penelope/Pénélope s Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria Monteverdi Giulia Paolelli
Pentheus bt The Bassarids Henze Kostas Paskalis
Pepa ms Goyescas Granados Flora Perini
Percy t Anna Bolena Donizetti Giovanni Battista Rubini
Périchole, La s La Périchole Offenbach Hortense Schneider
Perrucchetto, Count bt La fedeltà premiata Haydn Benedetto Bianchi
Perseus t Persée Lully Dumesnil
Peter Grimes t Peter Grimes Britten Peter Pears
Peter Quint t The Turn of the Screw Britten Peter Pears
Phaedra/Phèdre s Hippolyte et Aricie Rameau Claude Antier
Phanuel b Hérodiade Massenet Léon Gresse
Pharaoh bt Moïse et Pharaon Rossini Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Pharnaces/Farnace a Mitridate Mozart Giuseppe Cicognani
Phénice s Armide Gluck Mlle Lebourgeois
Pheobe s Castore e Polluce Vogler Teresa Buschietti
Philip II, King b Don Carlos (original version, 1867) Verdi Louis-Henri Obin
Philip II, King b Don Carlos (revised version, 1884) Verdi Alessandro Silvestri
Philip Wingrave, Sir t Owen Wingrave Britten Peter Pears
Philippe t A Dinner Engagement Berkeley Alexander Young
Phoenicius b Ermione Rossini Michele Benedetti
Phorcas bt Esclarmonde Massenet Alexandre Taskin
Pier Francesco Orsini t Bomarzo Ginastera Salvador Novoa
Pierotto a Linda di Chamounix Donizetti Marietta Brambilla
Pierre t War and Peace Prokofiev Oles' Semenovych Chishko
Piet the Pot t Le Grand Macabre Ligeti Sven-Erik Vikstrom
Pietro b La muette de Portici Auber Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Pilgrim b/bt The Pilgrim's Progress Vaughan Williams Arnold Matters
Ping bt Turandot Puccini Giacomo Rimini
Pinkerton, Lieutenant t Madama Butterfly Puccini Giovanni Zenatello
Pippo b La villanella rapita Bianchi, F. Francesco Bussani
Piritoo/Piritous b Arianna in Nasso Porpora Antonio Montagnana
Pistol b Falstaff Verdi Vittorio Arimondi
Pius IV, Pope b Palestrina Pfitzner Paul Bender
Pizzaro, Don t Fidelio (revised version, 1814) Beethoven Johann Michael Vogl
Plataea/Platée hc Platée Rameau Pierre de Jelyotte
Plaza-Toro, Duchess of a The Gondoliers Sullivan Rosina Brandram
Plistene bt La grotta di Trofonio Salieri Stefano Mandini
Plumkett b Martha Flotow Karl Johann Formes
Pluto b Hippolyte et Aricie Rameau Jean Dun (ii)
Pluto/Pluton/Plutone b Alceste Lully Godonesche
Pluto/Pluton/Plutone t Orphée aux enfers Offenbach Edouard Theodore Nicole
Podestà/Anchise, Don t La finta giardiniera Mozart Augustin Sutor
Poet bt Prima la musica e poi le parole Salieri Stefano Mandini
Police Agent b The Consul Menotti Leon Lishner
Polidartes b Giustino Handel Henry Reinhold
Polinesso a Ariodante Handel Maria Caterina Negri
Polissena s Radamisto Handel Ann Turner Robinson
Pollione t Norma Bellini Domenico Donzelli
Pollux b Castor et Pollux Rameau Claude Louis Dominique Chassé
Pollux s Castore e Polluce Vogler Michael Bologna
Polly s The Beggar’s Opera Pepusch Lavinia Fenton
Polyeucte t Les martyrs Berlioz Gilbert Duprez
Polyphemus b Acis and Galatea Handel Henry Reinhold
Pommersfelden b Mathis der Maler Hindemith Fritz Honisch
Pong t Turandot Puccini Giuseppe Nessi
Poppaea/Poppea s Agrippina Handel Diamante Maria Scarabelli
Poppea s L’incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi Anna di Valerio
Porgy bt Porgy and Bess Gershwin Todd Duncan
Poro a Poro Handel Senesino
Portia s Le marchand de Venise Hahn Fanny Heldy
Posa, Marquis of/Rodrigo/Rodrigue bt Don Carlos (original version, 1867) Verdi Jean-Baptiste Faure
Posa, Marquis of/Rodrigo/Rodrigue bt Don Carlos (revised version, 1884) Verdi Paul Lhérie
Pöschel b/bt Feuersnot Strauss, R. Friedrich Plaschke
Prefect b Linda di Chamounix Donizetti Prosper Dérivis
President b Le Juif polonais Erlanger André Gresse
Pretender/Grigory/Dmitry t Boris Godunov (original version, 1874) Musorgsky Fyodor Petrovich Komissarzhevsky
Pretender/Grigory/Dmitry t Boris Godunov ('standard' version, 1908) Musorgsky Dmitry Smirnov
Preziosilla ms La forza del destino (original version, 1862) Verdi Constance Nantier-Didee
Preziosilla ms La forza del destino (revised version, 1869) Verdi Ida Benza
Priam bb King Priam Tippett Forbes Robinson
Priest-Confessor ct Taverner Davies James Bowman
Priestess of Minerva s Thésée Lully Marie Verdier
Prince t Rusalka Dargomïzhsky Pavel Petrovich Bulakhov
Prince t Rusalka Dvořák Bohumil Pták
Prince t The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev José Mojica
Prince Charmant/Charming s Cendrillon Massenet Mlle Emelan
Prince Giovanni t Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Vincenzo Calvesi
Prince Gudal b The Demon Rubinstein Osip Petrov
Prince Hal t At the Boar's Head Holst Tudor Davies
Prince Kurlyatev bt The Enchantress Tchaikovsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Prince of Fleury t Il piccolo Marat Mascagni Hipólito Lázaro
Prince of Morocco b/bt Le marchand de Venise Hahn Bertrand Etcheverry
Prince Vyazminsky bt The Oprichnik Tchaikovsky Ivan Mel'nikov
Princess ms The Enchantress Tchaikovsky Mariya Slavina
Princess s Kashchey the Deathless Rimsky-Korsakov Nadeshda Zabela
Princess a Suor Angelica Puccini Flora Perini
Prison Governor b From the House of the Dead Janáček Leonid Pribytkov
Producer t Un re in ascolto Berio Heinz Zednik
Prosdocimo b Il turco in Italia Rossini Pietro Vasoli
Proserpine s Proserpine Lully Marie Aubry
Prosperina s Orfeo Monteverdi Giovanni Gualberto Magli
Prospero bb Un re in ascolto Berio Theo Adam
Protagonist s Un re in ascolto Berio Patricia Wise
Prunier t La Rondine Puccini Francesco Dominici
Prus, Baron bt The Makropulos Affair Janáček Zdenĕk Otava
Ptolemy/Tolomeo a Giulio Cesare in Egitto Handel Gaetano Berenstadt
Publius/Publio b La clemenza di Tito Mozart Gaetano Campi
Pulcheria ms Riccardo Primo Handel Faustina Bordoni
Pylades t Ermione Rossini Giuseppe Ciccimarra
Pylades t Iphigénie en Tauride Piccinni Joseph Legros
Pylades t Oreste Handel John Beard
Pylades/Pilade t Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck Joseph Legros
Pyrrhus t Ermione Rossini Andrea Nozzari

Q

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Queen s Hamlet Thomas Pauline Guéymard-Lauters
Queen s Psyché Lully Mlle de Saint-Christophle
Queen Isabella s Una cosa rara Martín y Soler Luisa Laschi
Queen of Night s Die Zauberflöte Mozart Josepha Hofer
Queen of Sheba s Die Königin von Saba Goldmark Amalie Materna
Quichotte, Don b Don Quichotte Massenet Fyodor Chaliapin
Quickly, Mistress ms Falstaff Verdi Giuseppina Pasqua
Quintus Fabius s Quinto Fabio Bertoni Gasparo Pacchierotti
Quixote, Don b/bt El retablo de maese Pedro Falla Hector Dufranne

R

Role
Voice
Opera
Composer
Singer
Rabbi David t/bt L'amico Fritz Mascagni Paul Lhérie
Rachel s La Juive Halévy Cornélie Falcon
Radames t Aida Verdi Pietro Mongini
Radamisto s Radamisto Handel Margherita Durastanti
Raimbaud bt Le comte Ory Rossini Henri-Bernard Dabadie
Raimondo Bidebent b Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti Carlo Porto
Rambaldo Fernandez bt La Rondine Puccini Gustave Huberdeau
Rambo bb The Death of Klinghoffer Adams Thomas Hammons
Ramiro t La Cenerentola Rossini Giacomo Guglielmi
Ramiro ms La finta giardiniera Mozart Tommaso Consoli
Ramiro bt L'heure espagnole Ravel Jean Périer
Ramisa a Arminio Handel Francesca Bertolli
Raoul bt Gabriella di Vergy Donizetti Gottardo Aldighieri
Raoul de Nangis t Les Huguenots Meyerbeer Adolphe Nourrit
Ratcliffe, Lieutenant b Billy Budd Britten Michael Langdon
Ratmir a Ruslan and Lyudmila Glinka Anna Vorob'yova
Recorder of Norwich b Gloriana Britten Michael Langdon
Redburn, Mr bt Billy Budd Britten Hervey Alan
Regina s Mathis der Maler Hindemith Leni Funk
Reichstadt, Duc de s L'aiglon Honegger and Ibert Fanny Heldy
Reischmann, Dr bt Elegy for Young Lovers (British premiere in original English, 1961) Henze Thomas Hemsley
Reiza s Oberon Weber Mary Ann Paton
Renata s The Fiery Angel Prokofiev Dorothy Dow
Renato/Anckarstroem bt Un ballo in maschera Verdi Leone Giraldoni
Renaud hc Armide Lully Dumesnil
Renaud t Armide Gluck Joseph Legros
Renommée, La s Isis Lully Marie Verdier
Reuterholm b Tintomara Werle Arne Tyrén
Rhineberg bt Lurline Wallace Charles Santley
Riccardo t Oberto Verdi Lorenzo Salvi
Riccardo Forth, Sir b I puritani Bellini Antonio Tamburini
Riccardo, Count de Chalais t Maria di Rohan Donizetti Carlo Guasco
Riccardo/Gustavus III t Un ballo in maschera Verdi Gaetano Fraschini
Ricciardo t Ricciardo e Zoraide Rossini Giovanni Davide
Richard I/Riccardo Primo a Riccardo Primo Handel Senesino
Richard Nixon bt Nixon in China Adams James Maddalena
Ricimer bt Ernelinde Philidor Henri Larrivée
Rifleman t Friedenstag Strauss, R. Julius Patzak
Rigoletto bt Rigoletto Verdi Felice Varesi
Rimbaud t Thérèse Tavener Robert Tear
Rinaldo t Armida Haydn Prospero Brahetti
Rinaldo t Armida Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Rinaldo ms Rinaldo Handel Nicolini
Rinuccio t Gianni Schicchi Puccini Giulio Crimi
Robber captain t The Iron Chest Storace Michael Kelly
Robert Cecil, Sir bt Gloriana Britten Arnold Matters
Robert Storch bt Intermezzo Strauss, R. Joseph Correck
Roberto t Torquato Tasso Donizetti Antonio Poggi
Roberto/Nardo bt La finta giardiniera Mozart Giovanni Rossi
Robinson, Count b Il matrimonio segreto Cimarosa Francesco Benucci
Rocca, La t Der junge Lord Henze Günther Treptow
Roche, La b Capriccio Strauss, R. Georg Hann
Rodelinda s Rodelinda Handel Francesca Cuzzoni
Roderick Dhu t La donna del lago Rossini Andrea Nozzari
Roderigo t Otello Rossini Giovanni Davide
Rodolfo t La bohème Puccini Evan Gorga
Rodolfo t Luisa Miller Verdi Settimio Malvezzi
Rodolfo b La sonnambula Bellini Luciano Mariani
Rodolphe t La nonne sanglante Gounod Louis Guéymard
Rodrigo, Don t Don Rodrigo Ginastera Carlo Cossutta
Rodrigue/Cid t Le Cid Massenet Jean de Reszke
Rofrano Octavian, Count s/ms Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, R. Eva von der Osten
Roger b Jérusalem (French revision of I Lombardi) Verdi Adolphe-Joseph-Louis Alizard
Roger II, King bt King Roger Szymanowski Eugeniusz Mossakowski
Rolando bt La battaglia di Legnano Verdi Filippo Colini
Romeo/Roméo ms I Capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini Giuditta Grisi
Romeo/Roméo t Roméo et Juliette Gounod Pierre Michot
Romilda s Serse Handel Elisabeth Duparc
Rosa Sacchi ms Die schwarze Maske Penderecki Marjana Lipovšek
Rosalina s Il re Giordano Toti Dal Monte
Rosalinde s Die Fledermaus Strauss, J. Marie Geistinger
Rosimonda ms Faramondo Handel Maria Antonia Marchesini
Rosina a Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini Geltrude Righetti
Rosmene s Imeneo Handel Elisabeth Duparc
Rosmira a Partenope Handel Antonia Margherita Merighi
Rosmondo b Gli sposi malcontenti Storace Francesco Benucci
Roxana ms Alessandro Handel Faustina Bordoni
Roxana s King Roger Szymanowski Stanisława Szymanowska
Roxane s L'Europe galante Campra Marie Le Rochois
Roxanne s Cyrano de Bergerac Alfano Maria Caniglia
Ruben b Il figliuol prodigo Ponchielli Edouard de Reszke
Rudolf b Günther von Schwarzburg Holzbauer Ludwig Fischer
Ruggero Lastouc t La Rondine Puccini