Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 29, 2012

Bianca Lenzi (Soprano) (Lodi 1883 - Torino 1978)




Probably she sang on the opera stages also as Bianca Rossi-Lenzi.

Chronology of some appearances

1912 Bologna Teatro Comunale ‘’Isabeau’’ with Edward Johnson (Folco), Elisa Petri (Giglietta), Amerigo Pasuello (Re Raimondo) and Luigi Piazza (Le Faidet de l’Araldo)

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912 Bologna Teatro Comunale Verdi Concert with Juanita Cappella, Liani Benazzo and Edward Johnson

1925 Torino Teatro Regio "I quatro rusteghi’’ with Anna Sassone-Soster (Lucieta), Maria Labia (Felice), Guerrina Fabbri (Margarita) e Maria Avezza (servetta), Pietro Girardi (Filipeto), Luigi Cilla (conte Riccardo), Ugo Canetti (Simon), Gaetano Azzolini (Lunardo), Edoardo Nicolicchia (Cancian)

1932 Torino Teatro Regio ‘’Giannina e Bernardone’’ (Domenico Cimarosa) with Bidú Sayão (Giannina), Laura Pasini (Lauretta), Giovanni Manurita (capitan Francone) e Alfredo Poggianti (Masino), bassi Edoardo Faticanti


1937 Torino Teatro Carignano ‘’Mese Mariano’’ (Umberto Giordano) with Florica Cristoforeanu/Ebe Ticozzi (Superiora), Liana Avogadro (suor Pazienza), baritono Giuseppe Noto (rettore/don Fabiano), Augusta Oltrabella/Magda Olivero (Carmela), Olga Stella (Valentina)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Pathe, Milano 1912/1913
Trovatore (Verdi): Di geloso amor with Augusto Scampini and Luigi Montesanto 86191
Boheme (Puccini): Sono andati with Antonio Balestro 84153 84153
Boheme (Puccini): Addio senza rancor 84154 10090
Wally (Catalani): Ebben, ne andrò lontano 84166 10304
Jocelyn (Godard): Berceuse 84353 10192
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Povero fiori 86222 10304
Fedora (Giordano): Dio di giustizia 86235 10100

Feb 28, 2012

Maria Michailova (Mikhailova) (Soprano) (Kharkov 1864 – Perm 1943)





Her mother's surname was van Puteren and her mother was of Dutch ancestry. Three years she studied in St. Petersburg with Z. P. Grenning-Vilde, then approximately four years she studied in Milan with S. Ronconi and in Paris with Saint-Yves-Bax and De-Laborde. From 1892 to 1912 she was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg where she made her debut as Margherita in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’ of Meyerbeer. During of her career she also performed in Orel, Tambov, Odessa, at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre (1902), Vladivostok (1903), Kharkov, in the cities of Sibir (1909). She made guest appearances in Prague (1903), Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Austria and Japan. She possessed flexible, easy, well processed voice of a ''silvery'' timbre and a wide range, she also owned a coloratura and had attractive stage appearance.

Chronology of appearance

1892-1912 St. Petersburg Mariinksy Theatre 
1902 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1903 Vladivostok Opera House

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Berliner/G&T, St Petersburg 1901-10/11
Boheme (Puccini): Valse 23116 266x-F-2

G&T, St Petersburg 1902 (Autumn)
Cradle song (Tchaikovsky 23169  273z
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Alfin son tua 23172  312½z
Perle du Brésil (David): Charmant oiseau (Fr) 23170 313z
Sérénade (Gounod) (Fr) 23171  314z
Guarda che bianca luna (Campana) with Polikarp Orlov 24087  352z
Crucifix (Faure) with Polikarp Orlov 24088  354z
Wanderers Nachtlied (Rubinstein) with Polikarp Orlov 24090  358z

G&T, St Petersburg 1903 (Spring)
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fa 023000 9y

G&T, St Petersburg 1904-01?
Lakmé (Delibes): Sous le dôme épais with Yulia Nasilova 024001 102Hp

G&T, St Petersburg 1904 (Autumn)
Roméo et Juliette (Massenet): Je veux vivre (Valse) 23115 265x
Ah! che assorta in dolce incanto (Grande valzer) (Venzano) 23167 271z

G&T, St Petersburg 1904-01?
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): Do not torture me with Mitrofan Chuprinnikov and Ivan Philippov 24300x 1312½z
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): Evening already with Yulia Nasilova 24304 1317z
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): O viens, mon doux berger with Yulia Nasilova 24309 1327z

G&T, St Petersburg 1905 (early)
Rose, little rose (Dargomyzhsky) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4068 2808L
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): Evening already with Klavdia Tugarinova 24376 2809L
Pique dame (Tchaikovsky): O viens, mon doux berger with Klavdia Tugarinova 7-34005 2810L
Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein (Mendelssohn) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24385 2811L
The little bird sang and sang (Rubinstein) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4067 2813L
Wanderers Nachtlied (Rubinstein) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24386 2814L
Doubt (Glinka) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24380 2815L
The sea-gull's cry (Grodskij) with Klavdia Tugarinova 3-4069 2816L
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Did you hear with Klavdia Tugarinova 24382 2817L
Stormy breezes (arr Edlichko) 2-43127 2822L
My silken kerchief (arr Edlichko) 2-43128 2823L
Harold (Napravnik): Hush thee, dear one, slumber well 2-43131 2825L
The fearful moment (Tchaikovsky) 2-3412 2826L
Nocturne (Chopin) 2-43132 2827½L
Ave Maria (Gounod) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43068 2850L
Serenata (Angel's serenade) (Braga) 2-43129 2851L
Ständchen (Schubert) 2-43130 2852L
Nightingale's trill (Chopin) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43123 2864L
Élégie (Massenet) (violin: Gamoveckaja) 2-43124 2865L
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Alfin son tua 2-43069 2867L
Sérénade (Gounod) 2-43072 2869L
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): C'est l'histoire amoureuse 2-43125 2870L
Oh, sing to me (Dluski) 2-43126 2871L
Be silent, rye (Gurilev) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24383 2878L
Fair maiden (Dargomijsky) with Klavdia Tugarinova 24384 2880L
Freischütz (Weber): Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen 2-43133 2906L
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Ombre légère 23416x 2912½L
Roméo et Juliette (Massenet): Je veux vivre 2-43075 2916L
Lakmé (Delibes): Là-bas, dans la forêt 2-43134 2917½L
Rigoletto (Verdi): Caro nome 2-43076 2918L
Freischütz (Weber): Leise, leise 2-43066 2933L
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): O beau pays 2-43070 2934L
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice with Alexander Davidov 24389 2967L
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Alexander Davidov 24394 2968L

G&T, St Petersburg 1905 (late)
Night cloud (Dargomijsky) with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24399 3457L
In the wild North (Dmitriev) with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24400 3458L
Rusalka (Dargomyzhsky): Ah! that time has passed with Nikolai Bolshakov and Lev Sibiriakov 24404 3465L
Traviata (Verdi): Libiamo nei lieti calici with Nikolai Bolshakov 24445x 1139½r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): Our hearts rejoice... Oh God, love our Tsar with Nikolai Bolshakov, Makarova and Lev Sibiriakov 24422 3454L

G&T, St Petersburg 1906
Oprichnik (Tchaikovsky): Little nightingale 2-23057 1140r
Rusalka (Dargomijsky): Once a husband asked his wife 2-23058 1141r
Faust (Gounod): Ah! je ris de me voir si belle 2-23097 1142r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): I look over the bare field 2-23059 1143r
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): On the river's far side 2-23060  1144r
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): I write to you 2-23062 1146r
Demon (Rubinstein): The night is calm 2-23064  1148r
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 2-23065 1152½r

Lyrophon, St Petersburg 1907?
Nocturne (Chopin) Lyrophon Rss226a 226

G&T, St Petersburg 1907 (Autumn)
Faust (Gounod): Il était un roi de Thulé 2-23215 6311L
Faust (Gounod): Il m'aime 2-43149 6313L
Faust (Gounod): Il se fait tard with Alexander Davidov 24486 6314L
Faust (Gounod): Oui, c'est toi, je t'aime with Alexander Davidov 24488 6316L
Dubrovski (Napravnik): Ne jamais la voir ni l'entendre with Nikolai Bolshakov 24496 6461L
Darling girl (Dargomijsky) 2-43148 6327L
Why live and suffer alone? (Varlamov) 2-43150 6328L
Sunshine (Varlamov) 2-43151 6329L
Luchina, Luchinushka; Shall I go? (folk songs) 2-43152 6330L

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1908 (Autumn)
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): It is not for that I grieve 2-23354 7828L
Rusalka (Dargomyzhsky): Be tender towards him 2-23357 7835L
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Saper vorreste 2-23358 7836L
Life for the Tsar (Glinka):  The rose which blooms with with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 2-24157 7839L
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): We must prepare with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 2-24158 7841L

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1909-10/11
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 2-23442 6707r
Ständchen (Schubert) 2-23444 6710r
Serenata (Braga) 2-23441 6712r
Quand l'oiseau chante (Tagliafico) 2-23445 6713r
The angel (Rubinstein) with Eugenia Zbruyeva 2-24069 6735r
In the wild North (Dmitriev) with Alexander Daivdov and Vladimir Kastorsky 024031 1419s
Life for the Tsar (Glinka): The rose which blooms with Galina Nikitina, Andrei Labinsky and Lev Sibiryakov 024030  422s

Gramophone 25-1-10

The Maid of Orleans: Farewell, valleys with Vera Petrova-Zvantseva 023056 1924 ½c

Gramophone, Moskva 1910-08-29
Faust (Gounod): Seigneur, daignez permettre with Feodor Chaliapin 024039 2008½c

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1910-10-08
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Did you hear? with Eugenia Zbruyeva 2-24132 14950b
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Belle nuit 2-23518 14952b

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1910-10-11
Come to the dark shore (Villamov) 2-23526 14967b

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1911-10-11
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): About what, Tanja with Eugenia Zbruyeva 024056 2481c


Feb 25, 2012

Andres Perello de Segurola (Bass) ( Valencia 1874 – Barcelona 1953)




He studied with Varvaro in Barcelona and probably made his debut there in 1896. In 1899 and 1901 he performed at the Teatro Politeama in Buenos Aires. After he had excited the first sensation in Italy and France, in 1901 he was engaged by  the Metropolitan Opera in New York where he made his debut in Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’. Since 1903 he appeared with success at La Scala in Milan, at the Teatro Regio in Parma and in other Italian theatres. In 1905 he appeared at the opera theatre of Havana, in 1907 at the opera house of Boston and in 1908 at the Manhattan Opera House in New York. At the MET he sang also in the premieres of the operas ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’ (10. 12. 1910), ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’ (14. 12. 1918), ‘’Madeleine’’ of Victor Herbert (24. 1. 1914), ‘’Madame Sans-Gêne’’ of Giordano (25. 1. 1915) as well as in 1912 in the American première of E. Wolf-Ferrari’s ‘’Le donne curiose’’, in 1913 in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ (as Warlaam), in 1918 in the American première of Mascagni’s ‘’Lodoletta’’ and in 1917 in ‘’Marouf’’ of Henri Rabaud. In 1913 he guested in Parma appearing at the Teatro Regio in Verdi’s operas. In 1910 he sang at the Grand Opéra in Paris as Mephistofele in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’, in 1931 in San Francisco Opera as Sharpless in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. In 1931 he sang unexpectedly in the USA some baritone parts (Marcello in ‘’La Bohème’’, Sharpless in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’). In the same 1931 he sat down as a pedagogue in Hollywood. He performed in America also as an actor appearing  together with Grace Moore in ‘’One night of love’’.


Chronology of some appearances

1899 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1902 Madrid  Teatro Reale Boheme (Colline)
1903 Madrid  Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1903 Barcellona  Teatro Tivoli Boheme (Colline)
1903 Barcellona  Teatro Novedades Boheme (Colline)
1905 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Boheme (Colline)
1906 New Orleans  Opera Carmen (Escamilio)
1913 Parma  Teatro Regio Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1914 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1916 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 







G&T, Barcelona 1902 (late)
Bohème (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 52639 7227F
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Duetto Valentina-Marcello, pt 1 with Isabel Grassot 54030 7232F
Faust (Gounod): Terceto final with Jose Maristany and Giuseppina Huguet 54019 7256F
Mignon (Thomas): Leggiadre rondinelle with Huguet 54018 7257F 

G&T, Milano 1906-10
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Vieni la mia vendetta 2-52583 9077b
Sonnambula (Bellini): Vi ravviso 2-52584 9078b
Norma (Bellini): Deh non volerli vittime with Luigi Colazza and Celestina Boninsegna 054097 789c
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): La calunnia  052152 796c

Victor, USA 1906-10
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Nella notte with Maria Grisi 52518 9064b
Favorita (Donizetti): Splendon piu belle in ciel le stelle 16551 9073b

G&T, Milano 1907
Puritani (Bellini): Piangi, o figlia with Maria Galvany 54370 10852b
Sonnambula (Bellini): Oh ciel! Che tento? with Maria Galvany 54371 10901b
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Cinta di fior 2-52635 10904b
Sonnambula (Bellini): Suoni la tromba with Titta Ruffo 54360 10906B 
Robert le diable (Meyerbeer) Evocazione 2-52633 10918½b

Victor, USA 1907
Puritani (Bellini): Sorgea la notte 55007

Gramophone, Milano 1909-05-11
Aida (Verdi):  Nume custode e vindice with Antonio Paoli 054262 18441/2c

Victor, 1914-04-03
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedro nell'estasi with Enrico Caruso, Frieda Hempel and Leon Rothier 89077  C14659-2
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): E scherzo od e follia with with Enrico Caruso, Frieda Hempel, Leon Rothier and Duchene 89076 C14660-1

Victor, 1915-04-16
La Revoltosa (Chapi):  Por que de mis ojos with Lucrezia Bori 88526 C15902-1
El Punao de Rosas (Chapi):  Romanza with Lucrezia Bori 87225 B15903-1


Ivo Zaccari (Tenor) (Canuzzo di Ravenna 1873 - Milano 1945)



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This forgotten italian tenor made his debut in 1896 at the Teatro Rossini in Venice. Two years later he sang in 1898 in the première of Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’ at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Rodolfo with Salomea Kruszelnicka in the part of the Mimi. He appeared during the first ten years of the twenty century in different Italian opera theatres.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Venezia Teatro Rossini Favorita (Fernando)
1898 Parma Teatro Regio Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Pisa Circolo Babilonia Concerto
1905 Palermo Teatro Bellini Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1907 Malta Teatro Reale Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1911 Berlino Komische Opera Concerto
1912 La Goletta Teatro Del Casinт Stagione
1913 Piacenza Politeama Fra' Diavolo (Frа Diavolo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Homocord, 1910-12-13
Boheme (Puccini): O Mimi, tu piu non torni with Irnerio Costantini 2237

Homocord
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile 2276
Masnadieri (Verdi): Come il bacio d'un padre with Irnerio Costantini 2281

Chantecler, Milano
Pescatori di perle (Bizet): Mi par d'udire ancora  42256
Martha (Flotow): Morta a te 42257

Feb 24, 2012

Pietro Lara (Tenor) (Naples 1874 - ?)




He was born in Naples in 1874. Before his debut as an opera singer, he was a conductor at the Piccinni in Bari and the Curci in Barletta. His voice was frequently praised when at the piano he sang the music for the singers, and he was seriously advised to attempt a career as a singer. He studied two years at the conservatory of Naples and made his debut there in 1893 at the Teatro Bellini in ‘’Traviata’’.  His reputation was established as one of the most promising young tenors in Italy. He was the leading tenor of Mme. Sembrich's Opera Company with whom in 1901 he performed  in San Francisco and in Berlin. In 1903 he joined the "Assiociazione Teatrale  Giuseppe Verdi", an association that represented many opera singers. He performed not only in Italy, but also in Berlin, Nice, Buenos Ayres, Madrid, Rio de Janerio, Amsterdam, Lisbon.  After his retirement, he was taught singing.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Napoli Teatro Bellini Favorita (Fernando)
1902 Buenos Ayres Teatro San Martin Elisir d'amore (Nemorino)
1904 Madrid Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1906 Amsterdam Paleis Voor Volksvljit Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1908 Oporto Teatro San Joao Amico Fritz (Fritz)
1910 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Maria di Rohan
1917 Napoli Teatro Bellini Favorita (Fernando)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1906
Traviata (Verdi): Sempre libera with Giuseppina Huguet  54296   8042b
Faust (Gounod): O del ciel (Trio finale) with Huguet & Torres de Luna 54298 8041b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me ricovero 2-52549 8009b
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pronta i destrieri with Maria Grisi 54317 8085b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero quindici with Ernesto Badini 54313 8101½b
Lohengrin (Wagner): Racconto del Graal 052125 608c

Victor, USA 1906
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): O dolce volutta with Maria Grisi 68070 617c

Victor, USA 1906
Fra Diavolo (Auber): Agnese la zitella 63171 8038b

Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1908?
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Voi dovreste traverstirvi with Giuseppe La Puma  X37609
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero quindici with Giuseppe La Puma  X37610

Don Pasquale (Donizetti) Com'è gentil 37672 Xm1096
Favorita (Donizetti) Una vergine un angiol di Dio 37647
Mignon (Thomas) Ah! non credevi tu 37628

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-17
Elisir d’amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima 252005  13919b


Bindo Gasparini (Tenor) (Carpi 1880 - ?)


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He was the husband of the famous soprano Elvira Magliulo. Probably he made his debut in 1903 at the Teatro Coccia in Novara as Fedrico in ‘’Germania’’. In 1914 at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo he sang in the première of the opera ‘’Parsifal’’ of Wagner appearing as Parsifal. Although Gasparini has never appeared in North America, but in 1907 he recorded few arias and duets for the USA  Zonophone.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Novara Teatro Coccia Germania (Federico)
1906 Milan Teatro Lirico Editha (Raul)
1909 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Walkiria (Siegmund)
1916 Milan Teatro Carcano Carmen (Don Josä)
1920 Madrid Teatro Reale Salome (Erode)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 







Zonophone, USA 1907?
Tosca (Puccini): Mia Tosca idolatrata with Carmen Melis 12636
Figlia di Jorio (Franchetti): Riverdisca per noi 12647
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Tra voi belle 12648

Pathe, Milano 1913?
Ernani (Verdi): Ferma crudele with Giovanni Bardi and Elvira Magliulo 86278
Forza del destino (Verdi): Uniti in vita e in morte with Adolfo Pacini 86291
  

Feb 23, 2012

Giovanni Zenatello (Tenor) ( Verona 1876 - New York City 1949)


                                                                Radames 

                                                               Canio

                                                                  Otello

                                                              Pinkerton

He studied under Zannoni in Verona and with Moretti in Milan. Zenatello made his debut in 1898 at the opera house of Belluno (Veneto) appearing as Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. A year later he changed in the tenor field and made his debut in 1899 at the Teatro Mercadante in Naples in the role of the Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. He soon had big success as a heroic tenor in the leading Italian stages. Since 1902 he appeared at La Scala, where he sang the role of Faust in ‘’La Damnation de Faust’’ of Berlioz opposite Elisa Petri, Antonio Magini-Coletti and Emilio Sesona, and where he appeared 1907. He appeared at La Scala in several opera premieres: on 19. 12. 1903 as Vassili in ‘’Siberia’’ of Giordano, likewise in 1903 in ‘’Oceana’’ of Antonio Smareglia, on 29. 3. 1906 in ‘’La figlia di Jorio’’ of Alberto Franchetti opposite Angelica Pandolfini and Eugenio Giraldoni, on 15. 4. 1907 in ‘’Gloria’’ of Francesco Cilea. On 17. 2. 1904 he sang at La Scala in the unsuccessful  premiere of Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ performing the role of Pinkerton as a partner of Rosina Storchio; this performance ended with scandalous failure. Six months later he sang the same part in a new performance of the same opera at the Teatro Regio in Parma (now opposite Salomea Kruszelnicka as Butterfly) and  scored a great success. In 1906 he appeared at La Scala in the première of Tchaikovsky’s ‘’The Queen of Spades’’ as Hermann. Probably in 1906 he sang for the first time in Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’; in this star role he appeared many times in the big operatic stages all over the world. He counted after Francesco Tamagno (and beside Leo Slezak) as the most significant interpreter of this part generally. Guest performances in Paris and London (1905-06, 1908-09 and 1926), in Berlin and Vienna, in Moscow (1925), in Madrid and Barcelona confirmed him as one of the leading tenors of his epoch. He achieved big success also in theatres of South America. From 1907-09 he sang at the Manhattan Opera House in New York, from 1909-17 at the Boston Opera, in the 1911-13 seasons at the Chicago Opera. In 1909 he substituted during the guest performance tour of the ensemble of the Metropolitan Opera in New York the ill Enrico Caruso as Radames. In 1926 he sang again at Covent Garden in London in Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’ which was also recorded for HMV. In 1913 he had been instrumental in having the Verona Arena, built originally by the ancient Romans, restored and turned into a world famous open-air venue for operatic performances. In 1916 he appeared at the Boston Opera as Masaniello in Auber’s ‘’Muette de Portici’’. In 1913 he married to Spanish mezzp-Soprano Maria Gay (1879-1943). In the 1928-30 seasons he was to be heard at the opera house of  Philadelphia in parts like Andrea Chénier of Giordano, Don Alvaro in ‘’La forza del Destino’’, De Grieux in ‘’'Manon Lescaut’’ of Puccini and José in ‘’Carmen’’. He retired from the stage in 1934. Then he opened together with his wife a singing studio in New York. To her pupils belonged Lily Pons and Nino Martini. He was he also helped Maria Callas to appear as Gioconda in 1947 at the Arena of Verona initiating the world career of the singer. His daughter Nina Zenatello-Consolaro described his life in book ‘’Giovanni Zenatello, tenore, ideatore degli spettacoli lirici dell' arena Verona’’ (Verona, in 1976).

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Chronology of some appearances

1899 Catania  Politeama Pacini Carmen (Don Jose)
1899 Catania  Politeama Pacini Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1900 Cosenza  Teatro Garibaldi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1900 Corato  Teatro Comunale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 La Valletta/Malta  Teatro Reale Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1901 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Carmen (Don Jose)
1902 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1902 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Dannazione di Faust (Faust)
1902 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Tosca (Tosca)
1903 Milano  Teatro La Scala Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1904 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Carmen (Don Jose)
1905 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1905 Roma Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Rodolfo)
1908 Londra  Covent Garden Boheme (Rodolfo)
1908 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Boheme (Rodolfo)
1909 Londra  Covent Garden Boheme (Rodolfo)
1912 Boston Opera House Fanciulla del West (Dick Johnson)
1913 Boston Opera House   Fanciulla del West (Dick Johnson)
 
RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 





G&T, Milano 1903-02
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di all'azzurro G&T 52702 3118b
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora G&T 52703 3120b
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai G&T 52721 3119b
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): O Natura G&T 52711 3139b
Traviata (Verdi): Un di felice G&T 52712 3140b
Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Nel verno al pie G&T 52713 3141b

G&T, Milano 1903-12?
Siberia (Giordano): Orride steppe  52764 Con389
Siberia (Giordano): T'incontrai per via 52775 Con396
Siberia (Giordano): E qui con te il mio destin with Rosina  Storchio 054027 Con750

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-05
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 39243 XPh1611
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di all'azzurro 39244 XPh241
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedro nell'estasi (w. chorus) 39259 XPh242
Ballo in maschera (Verdi):  Di tu se fedele (w. chorus)  39260 XPh243

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-14
Aida (Verdi):  Celeste Aida 39507 XPh1612

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-20
Mefistofele (Boito): Fin da stanotte with Adamo Didur 39509 XPh1631

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-23
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sulla tomba with Maria Barrientos 39825 XPh1653
Mefistofele (Donizetti): Dai campi, dai prati 39529 XPh1655

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-02-26
Aida (Verdi): Gia i sacerdoti with Nina Frascani  39527 XPh1664
Aida (Verdi): Misero appien mi festi with Nina Frascani 39528 XPh1663

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-04-20
Traviata (Verdi): Dei miei bollenti spiriti 39663 XPh1802
Traviata (Verdi): Questa donna conoscete?  39664 XPh1803

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-04-23
Ballo in Maschera (Verdi): Non sai tu with Eugenia Burzio 39665 xph 1829
Ballo in Maschera (Verdi): O! qual soave with Eugenia Burzio 39666 xph1830
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with Armida Parsi-Pettinella 39819 xph1827

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-15
Figlia di Jorio (Franchetti): Che c'e egli, Aligi? with Eugenio Giraldoni 39767 XPh1878
Figlia di Jorio (Franchetti): Rinverdisca per noi 39768 XPh1879

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-01-18
Carmen (Bizet): Ah! mi parla di lei with Ersilde Cervi-Caroli 62004 XPh2341
Carmen (Bizet): Ti baciava mia madre! with Ersilde Cervi-Caroli 62005 XPh2342

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-01-29
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema 39973 XPh2376

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-02-01
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco 39995 XPh2399

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-02-04 (?, Fonotipia: 1907-04-04??)
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Pasquale Amato 62012 xph 2414
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Pasquale Amato 62013 xph2415

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-02-11
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai 39993 XPh2451
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Guardate! pazzo son' io 39994 XPh2450
Vieni (Denza)  39996 XPh2454

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-13
Traviata (Verdi): Questa donna conoscete?  92207 XPh3385

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-17
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar! 92208  XPh3396

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-09
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema 74103 XXPh3371
Otello (Verdi): Dio! mi potevi scagliar (w. unnamed Iago) 74104 XXPh3372
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete (Improvviso) 92212 XPh3373

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-13
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Figli miei, v'arrestate! 92210 XPh3380

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-17
Traviata (Verdi): Dei miei bollenti spiriti  92206 XPh3392
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior Fonotipia  92211 XPh3393
Andrea Chenier (Giordano) :  Si, fui soldato 92213 XPh3397

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-20
Boheme (Puccini): Che gelida manina 74105 XXPh3400
Faust (Gounod): Salve, dimora casta e pura 74106 XXPh3401
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo 92204 XPh3399
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi, dai prati 92205 XPh3398

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-07-22
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Addio alla madre (w. unnamed Lucia) 74176 XXPh3409
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 92209 XPh3410

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-09-24
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedro nell'estasi (w. chorus) 92332 XPh3426
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu se fedele (w. chorus) 92333 XPh3427

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-09-25
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 92603 XPh3428

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-01
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No, Pagliaccio non son! 92604  XPh4050
Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre addio 92608 XPh4049
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 92609 XPh4048

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-02
Forza del Destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno 92610 XPh4051
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco 92758 XPh4052

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-05
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Ah! Manon, mi tradisce 92606  XPh4067
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 92607 XPh4068

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-06
Otello (Verdi): Si, pel ciel with Pasquale Amato  92759 XPh4070
Trovatore (Verdi): Tace la notte...Deserto sulla terra with Pasquale Amato 92841 XPh4071
Boheme (Puccini): Nei cieli bigi with Mario Sammarco 92611  XPh4072

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-07
Boheme (Puccini): O Mimi, tu piu non torni with Mario Sammarco 92612 XPh4084

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-09
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai 92605 XPh4089
Otello (Verdi): Gia nella notte densa with Lina Pasini-Vitale 74157 XXPh4087
Otello (Verdi): Ed tu t'amavi with Lina Pasini-Vitale 74158 XXPh4088

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-14
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Non sai tu with Ester Mazzoleni 92613 xph 4099
Ballo in maschera (Verdi):O! qual soave with Ester Mazzoleni 92614 xph4100

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-11-02
Germania (Franchetti): No, non chiuder gli occhi vaghi 92751 XPh4407
Germania (Franchetti): Studenti! Udite, o voi 92752 XPh4408

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-11-03
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Credo a una possanza 92757 XPh4410
Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Cominciam! 92777 XPh4412
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Bianca al par 92779 XPh4411

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-22
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): O Colombina 92830 XPh4681
Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Nel verno al pie 92778 XPh4679

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-23
Trovatore (Verdi): Gia I sacerdoti with Elisa Bruno 92827 xph4685
Trovatore (Verdi):  Misero appien mi festi 92828 xph4686
Trovatore (Verdi): Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto with Elisa Bruno 92880 xph4683

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-24
Aida (Verdi): O terra addio with Ester Mazzoleni 92809 Xph 4690
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Linda Cannetti 92813 XPh4687
Traviata (Verdi): Gran Dio with Linda Cannetti 92814 XPh4688

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-26
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Laura! Laura! Ove sei? with Ester Mazzoleni 92879 Xph 4693
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Gioconda Enzo, sei tu...Dal carcere m'hai tratto with Ester Mazzoleni 92805 Xph4694
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Ebben, corri al tuo voto with Ester Mazzoleni 92806 XPh4695
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Ester Mazzoleni 92807 XPh4691
Guarany (Gomez): Ma deh, che a me togliase with Ester Mazzoleni 92808 XPh4692

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-27
Tosca (Puccini): O dolci mani with Ester Mazzoleni 92780 Xph 4698
Norma (Bellini): In mia man alfin tu sei with Ester Mazzoleni 92811 XPh4696
Tosca (Puccini): Amaro sol per te with Ester Mazzoleni  92825 XPh4699
Tosca (Puccini): Bada... al colpo.. Triofai di nuovo speme with Ester. Mazzoleni 92826 XPh4700
Mia sposa sarа la mia bandiera (Rotoli)  unpubl XPh4701

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-29
Mattinata (Cosentino) 92839 XPh4542
Boheme (Puccini): Due pasti... Finalmente... Questa e Mimi (w. unnamed baritone) 92829 XPh4543
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda libero 92851 XPh4544

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-30
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Vogliatemi bene with Linda Cannetti 92815 XPh4548
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Via dall'anima in pena with Linda Cannetti 92816 XPh4549
Boheme (Puccini): Sono andati with Linda Cannetti  92817 XPh4546
Boheme (Puccini): Torno al nido with Linda Cannetti 92818 XPh4547

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-05-31
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): O dolce volutt  with Ester Mazzoleni 74175 XXPh4562
Tosca (Puccini): Non la sospiri with Ester Mazzoleni 92831 XPh4563

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-06-01
Canzonetta (Salvator Rosa) 92842 XPh4566

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-06-02
Aida (Verdi): La tra foreste with Ester Mazzoleni 74167  XXPh4703
Cavalleria Rusticana (Puccini): Questa mattina with Ester Mazzoleni 92823 XPh4704  
Cavalleria Rusticana (Puccini): Turiddu ascolta with Ester Mazzoleni  92824 XPh4705

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-06-09
Trovatore (Verdi): Non m'inganna quel fioco lume? with Elisa Bruno, Ester Mazzoleni 74168 xxph4710
Otello (Verdi): Giа nella notte densa with Ester Mazzoleni 92821  XPh4711  
Otello (Verdi): Poi mi guidaviwith Ester Mazzoleni 92822 XPh4712
Otello (Verdi): Venga la morte with Ester Mazzoleni 92810 XPh4713
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Or son sei mesi 92852 XPh4709

Odeon, Rio de Janeiro 1907, Summer (or 1905, Summer)
Guarany (Gomez): Perche di mesta with Malvina Pereira Odeon 40108 RX265
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle Odeon 40110 RX266
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai Odeon 40112 Rx267
Boheme (Puccini): Che gelida manina Odeon 40114 Rx268
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me Odeon 40116 Rx275
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Bianca al par Odeon 40119 Rx276
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Pazzo son Odeon 40120 Rx277
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi o cara with Malvina Pereira Odeon 40122 RX278
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tu che a Dio Odeon 40124 RX279
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu, se fedele Odeon 40250 Rx240
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza with Malvina Pereira Odeon 70007 Rx274

Columbia, New York 1911-11-17
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with  Maria Gay A5370 30892

Columbia, New York 1911-11-20
Aida (Verdi): Misero appien mi festi  with  Maria Gay 30896, A5406
Trovatore (Verdi): Perigliarti ancor languente with with  Maria Gay A5370 30895

Columbia, New York 1911-11-29
Aida (Verdi): Già i sacerdoti adunansi with  Maria Gay 30920, A5406

Columbia, New York 1911-12-18
Faust (Gounod): Tardi si fa! with  Alice Nielsen S5074

Columbia, New York 1911-12-20
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui, Santuzza with Maria Gay 30921 A5426

Columbia, New York 1912-04-09
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Emmy Destinn & chorus A5399 36361
Aida (Verdi) O terra addio with Emmy Destinn 36360 A5399

Columbia, New York 1912-04-12
Aida (Verdi): Nume custode e vindice with Jose Mardones & chorus H1065

Edison, New York 1916
Faust (Gounod) Salve dimora 82288 4426-C

Edison, New York 1916-09
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Marie Rappold & chorus 82288 5007-A
Aida (Verdi): O terra addio with Marie Rappold & chorus 83066 5014-A
Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra with Marie Rappold 83035 5017-C
Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo with Marie Rappold  82571 5020-C
Aida (Verdi): Fuggiam gli ardori with Marie Rappold  82201 5023-C

Edison, New York 1916-12-20
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Chi mi frena with Marie Rappold, Marguerite Matzenauer, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Chalmers & Enrico Baroni 82266 5224-A

HMV, London 1926-06-17 (actual performance)
Otello (Verdi): Mio signore with Noto DB953 2-054165
Otello (Verdi): Atroce!... Ora e per sempre addio with Noto DB953 2-054166
Otello (Verdi): Si pel ciel with Noto DB954 2-054170
Otello (Verdi): Dio mi potevi scagliar with Noto DB954 2-054169
Otello (Verdi): Questa è una ragna with Noto and Cilla DB955 2-054167

Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema with Cilla, Cotreuil and Sampieri DB955 2-054168

HMV, Milano 1926-10-09
Otello (Verdi): Si, pel ciel with Apollo Granforte DB1007 (2-054172)

HMV, Milano 1926-11-08
Otello (Verdi): Una vela!... Esultate! (w. chorus) DB1007 2-052323

HMV, Milano 1926-11-09
Otello (Verdi): Venga la morte with Hina Spani DB1006 2-054174

HMV, Milano 1926-12-03
Otello (Verdi): Quando narravi with Hina Spani DB1006 2-054173

Victor, Camden NJ 1928-03-21
Otello (Verdi): Dio! mi potevi scagliar 6824 CVE42556
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema 6824 CVE42557-2

Victor, Camden NJ 1929-01-21
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Si fui soldato 1433 BVE48297-2

Victor, Camden NJ 1929-01-29
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 6961 CVE49807-2
Tosca (Puccini): Tu? di tua man... O dolci mani with Gay (not on label)) 1399 BVE49808-1

Victor, Camden NJ 1929-01-31
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 6961 CVE49817-1
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Ah Manon, mi tradisce 1399 BVE49818-2
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco 1433 BVE49819-2

Victor, Camden NJ 1930-03-03
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu se fedele with chorus 7236 CVE59365-1

Victor, Camden NJ 1930-03-12
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ah morte infamia with Marion, Boemi & chorus 7236 CVE59366-4

HMV, USA 1930-03-12
Carmen (Bizet): Sei tu?...No, mai Carmen non cedera! with  Maria Gay VB43 42-1029
Carmen (Bizet): No, mai Carmen non cedera! with  Maria Gay VB43 42-1030