Raffaele Mirate

Picture of Raffaele Mirate

Repertory

Pirati spagnuoli-Napoli, Nuovo, May 17, 1838
Chiara di Rosenbergh-Napoli, Nuovo, June 3 1838
Curioso stratagemma-Napoli, Nuovo, June 21, 1838
Coscritto-Napoli, Nuovo, July 8, 1838
Allan McAuley-Napoli, Nuovo, July 22, 1838
La Sonnambula-Napoli, Nuovo, August 29, 1838
Barone di Tronchi-Napoli, Nuovo, September 26, 1838
L'astuzio d'oro-Napoli, Nuovo, November 1, 1838
Il Feudatorio di Mangate-Napoli, Nuovo, early 1839
Regina do Golconda-Napoli, Nuovo, early 1839
Albergat-Napoli, Nuovo, early 1839
Otello-(Rossini–Rodrigo)-Napoli-T. San Carlo, July 6, 1839
I Puritani-Napoli-T. del Fondo, Sep. 3, 1839
Norma Paris-Th. Italien, January 4, 1840
La Donna del Lago (Rodrigo) -Th. Italien, January 28, 1840
Mosè-Milan, Scala , May 30, 1840
Lucrezia Borgia (2nd tenor)-Paris-Th. Italien Oct. 31, 1840
La Gazza Ladra-Th. Italien, January 5, 1841
Semiramide-Th. Italien, February 25, 1841
L’Elisir d’Amore-Brussels-Monnaie, May, 1841
La Cenerentola-Brussels-Monnaie, Spring, 1841
Lucia di Lammermoor-Brussels-Monnaie, Spring 1841
Belisario-Liège, Grand, July 23, 1841
Il Turco in Italia-Paris, Th. Italien, November 16, 1841
Cantatrici Villani-Paris, Th. Italien, February 15, 1842
Maria, Regina d’Inghilterra-Turin-Carignano, October 1843
Gemma di Vergy-Turin-Carignano, November 4, 1843
Roberto il Diavolo-Trieste, Grande, December 26, 1843
Guglielmo Tell-Trieste, Grande, February 14, 1844
La Favorita-Trieste, Grande, March 6, 1844
Maria di Rohan-Reggio Emilia, Comunale, April 28, 1844
Beatrice di Tenda-Trieste, Grande, May 25, 1844
Il Templario-Lugo, Rossini, Autumn 1844
Parisina d'Este-Lugo, Rossini, Autumn 1844
La Vestale (Mercadente)-Livorno, Floridi, Autumn 1844
Masaniello-Livorno, Avvalorati, January 21, 1845
I Due Foscari-Rome, Argentina, March 25, 1845
**I Veneziani a Constantinopoli (Mabellini)-Rome, Argentina, April 16, 1845
Giovanna d’Arco-Rome, Argentina, May 3, 1845
I Lombardi-Vienna, Kaertnertor Th., April 5, 1847
Estella di Murcia-Vienna, Kaertnertor Th., April 23, 1847
Maria Padilla-Vienna, Kaertnertor Th., May 18, 1847
**Caterina Howard (Salvi) -Vienna, Kaertnertor Th., June 10, 1847
Gli Orazi e Curiazi (Mercadente)-Venice, La Fenice, September 6, 1847
**Giovanna di Fiandra (Boniforti)-Milan, La Scala, February 8, 1848
I Masnadieri-Genoa, Carlo Felice, January 25, 1849
Poliuto-Venice La Fenice, January 16, 1850
**Elisabetta di Valois (Buzzolla)-Venice La Fenice, February 16, 1850
Medea (Pacini)-Venice La Fenice, March 9, 1850
Ernani-Genoa, Carlo Felice, April 16, 1850
Tancredi (Peri) -Genoa, Carlo Felice, May 15, 1850
La Battaglia di Legnano-Genoa, Carlo Felice, June 12, 1850
Luisa Miller-Venice, La Fenice, December 26, 1850
**Allan Cameron (Pacini) -Venice, La Fenice, January 11, 1851
** Fernando Cortez (Malipiero) -Venice, La Fenice, February 18, 1851
** Rigoletto-Venice, La Fenice, March 11, 1851
Caterina Howard (Lillo)-Modena, Comunale, June 28, 1851
I Gladiatori-Venice, La Fenice, Carnivale 1852
Buondelmonte (Pacini) -Venice, La Fenice, Carnivale 1852
**Il Duca di Foix (Galli)-Padua, Nuovo, July 17, 1852
**Alceste (Staffa)-Napoli, San Carlo, October 13, 1852
Il Giuramento-Napoli, San Carlo, October 31, 1852
**Guido Colmar (De Giosa) -Napoli, San Carlo, November 27, 1852
**Statira (Mercadante) -Napoli, San Carlo, January 8, 1853
Il barbiere di Siviglia-Napoli, San Carlo, March 5, 1853
Don Giovanni-Vienna-Kaertnertor, May 31, 1853
Attila-Treviso, October 15, 1853
Don Sebastiano-Treviso, Autumn 1853
Il Trovatore-Venice, La Fenice, December 26, 1853
Otello (Otello) -Venice, La Fenice, January 28, 1854
Gerusalemme-Venice, La Fenice, February 11, 1854
**La Punizione (Pacini) -Venice, La Fenice, March 8, 1854
Il Viaggio a Rheims-Vienna, Kaertnertor, April 26, 1854
Lucrezia Borgia (Gennaro) -Vienna, Kaertnertor, May 13, 1854
Marco Visconti-Trieste, Grande , October 11, 1854
**Pittore e Duca (Balfe) -Trieste, Grande, November 21, 1854
**Inez de Mendoza-Milan, La Scala, February 14, 1855
Stiffelio-Napoli, San Carlo, November 24, 1855
**Guido e Ginevra (Tomassi)-Napoli, San Carlo, December 8, 1855
Roberto Devereux-Napoli, San Carlo, January 1, 1856
** Margherita Pusterla (Pacini) -Napoli, San Carlo, February 25, 1856
I Vespri Siciliani-Bologna, Comunale, October 2, 1856
La Traviata-Bologna, Comunale, October 8, 1856
Piccarda Donati- Palermo, Comunale, March 3, 1857
Aroldo-Bologna, Comunale, October 3, 1857
**La Sorrentina (Muzio) -Bologna, Comunale, November 14, 1857
I Martiri- Rio, Lirico Fluminese, September 15, 1859
Un ballo in Maschera-Reggio Emilia, Municipale, May 19, 1861
** Celinda (Petrella)-Napoli, San Carlo, March 11, 1865
Maria Stuarda-Napoli, San Carlo, April 22, 1865
Marta-Napoli, San Carlo, October 22, 1865
**Virginia (Mercadente0-Napoli, San Carlo, April 7, 1866

I wish to thank Tom Kaufman for his unpublished Mirate's chronology.

Mirate's repertory includes, according to the press of the time:

L'Impresario in angustia (1834 debut ?)
Virginia (Mercadente)
Mosè
Norma
Marco Visconti
Gli Orazi e Curiazi
Belisario
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gemma di Vergy
Guglielmo Tell
La Favorita
Maria, regina d'Inghilterra
Roberto il Diavolo
Beatrice di Tenda
Maria di Rohan
Templario
Parisina
I Puritani
I due Foscari
I Lombardi
Estella
Maria Padilla
Caterina Howard
Giovanna d'Arco
Giovanna di Fiandra
I Masnadieri
Ernani
Tancredi
Medea
Elisabetta
Don Giovanni
La Muta di Portici
Rosenberg
Le contesse villane
Le cantatrici
Tancreda
Marta
I due Pirati
Celinda
Il ritorno di Pulcinella
Estella
Punizione
Margherita Pusterla
Guido Colmar
Statira
Salvator Rosa
Piccarda Donati

From Il Teatro Illustrato, December 1885 and Il Mondo Artistico, 1st January 1902.

When Mirate returned to the footlights and began to sing with his brilliant tone the aria La donna è mobile, the public understood immediately what was the mysterious surprise prepared by Verdi. The surprise succeeded so brilliantly, that the public wanted it to be repeated three times. Mirate, having agreed to the bis, sang it actually twelve times. From “Il Vulcano” quoted in “Saggio d’Iconografia Verdiana” di Gino Monaldi.

The well known tenor Mirate died in his villa in Sorrento. He died both rich in wealth and glory. He was carefully selected by Verdi to perform the Duke in Rigoletto. He sang for the first time at La Scala during May 1840 in the Mosè by Rossini. After that, he sang again at La Scala during the carnival season of 1848 in Orazi e Curiazi and Norma; during the carnival season of 1855, he sang in Marco Visconti by Petrella. He was born in Napoli on September 3rd 1815. Il Trovatore, 26 November 1885


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