Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Jun 3, 2012

Adolfo Pacini (Baritone) (Manopelle prov.Chieti 1885 - ?)




                                                               Escamilio

He studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Antonio Cotogni. In 1904 he made his debut at the Teatro Dal Verme, Milan in ‘’Ruy Blas’’. In 1905 he undertook a guest performance tour through Central America and then became in 1907 a member of the Lombardi opuses Company with which he traveled through the USA and through Canada. After his return to Italy, he sang in Bologna (among other things in 1909 at the Teatro Verdi in ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’ and ‘’Pagliacci’’), Pisa and Napoli, then in 1910 in South America. In 1910 he was engaged by Teatro La Scala; here he sang in ‘’Simon Boccanegra’’ and ‘’Sigfrido’’.  In 1912 he guested at the Teatro Liceo of Barcelona, where he appeared in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’, ‘’Sigfrido’’ and ‘’Romeo et Juliette’’. In 1920 he performed in Cairo, two years later in Istanbul. Since 1928 he started to appear on the opera stages as comprimario. He retired from the stage in 1941.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Milan Teatro Dal Verme  Ruy Blas (Sallustio)
1906 Guatemala Teatro Colon Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
1909 Bologna Teatro Verdi Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1910 Milan Teatro La Scala  Simon Boccanegra (Paolo)
1912 Barcelona Teatro Liceo Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1914 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Boheme (Marcello)
1917 Roma Teatro Adriano Boheme (Marcello)
1919 Salerno Teatro Verdi Aida (Amonasro)
1921 Lecce Politeama Greco   Aida (Amonasro)
1923 Torino Teatro Regio Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1925 Messina  Teatro Mastroieni Tosca (Scarpia)
1927 Roma Teatro Adriano Il Piccolo Marat (Carpentiere)
1929 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Amico Fritz (Hanezâ)
1931 Roma Teatro dell'Opera I Compagnacci di P.Riccitelli (Zio)
1933 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Amico Fritz (Hanezâ)
1935 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Traviata (D'Obigny)
1937 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Dafni di G.Mul¨ (Menalca)
1939 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Fra' Gherardo di I.Pizzetti (Uomo)
1941 Messina  Atrio Palazzo Municipale Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Pathe, Milano 1912/1913
Wally (Catalani): Schiavo dei tuoi begli occhi 86340
Lohengrin (Wagner): Vendetta avro with Elvira Magliulo 86346

Gramophone, Milano 1919-12-05
Pescatori di perle (Bizet):  Del tempio al limitar with Beniamino Gigli DB 269 2-054109

Gramophone, Milano 1919
Complete Tosca (Puccini) with Attilio Salvaneschi, Valentina Bartolomasi and Ubaldo Ceccarelli

Gramophone, Milano 1920
Complete Andrea Chénier (Giordano): with Bartolomasi, Lupato, Venturini, Garrone, Festa & chorus 

Gramophone, Milano 1920
Complete Faust (Gounod) with Giuliano Romagnoli, Gemma Bosini and Fernando Autori 


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