Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 31, 2014

Etienne Billot (Basso) (Béziers 1879 - Marseille 1962)




After his study in Paris he made his debut in 1903 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Nilakantha in ‘’Lakmé’’ of Delibes. In 1904 he sang there in the Paris première of the opera ‘’Le jongleur de Notre Dame’’ of Massenet, the next year he appeared in the premiere of the opera ‘’Les Pêcheurs de Saint-Jean’’ of Charles-Marie Widor. He remained a member of the Opéra-Comique till 1908. In the 1908-14 seasons he belonged to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he appeared among other things on 7. 3. 1910 in the premiere of the opera ‘’Éros Vainqueur’’ of Philippe de Bréville. In 1911 he sang in Brussels in the premières of ‘’Elektra’’ (Richard Strauss) and ‘’Quo vadis?’’ of Nouguès. In 1914 he appeared in Paris in the first performances of R. Wagner’s ‘’Parsifal’’ and ‘’Feuersnot’’ of  R. Strauss (1911). Since 1914 he appeared at the French provincial theatres, among other things at the opera houses of Marseille, Rouen, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Strasbourg. In 1929 he gave a guest performance in Amsterdam and appeared during the 1930’s still as a guest at the Opéra-Comique. At the Opera House of Monte Carlo he made guest appearances in 1915, 1920, 1928, 1929 and 1943. Later he worked as a pedagogue in Marseille.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Paris Opéra-Comique Lakme (Nilakantha)
1904 Paris Opéra-Comique Le jongleur de Notre Dame
1905 Paris Opéra-Comique Les Pêcheurs de Saint-Jean
1908-1914 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie 

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon, Paris 1907
Africaine (Meyerbeer):  Septuor, pt 1 with  Dubois, Lauger-Dubois, Amelia Talexis, Regis, Rigaux,  Landouzy  56132 XP3642
Africaine (Meyerbeer):  Septuor, pt 2 with Dubois, Lauger-Dubois, Amelia Talexis, Regis, Rigaux and  Landouzy 56148 XP3643
Boheme (Puccini): Addio, dolce svegliare with Landouzy,  Dubois and Lauger-Dubois 56157XP3688
Boheme (Puccini):  Part2 with Landouzy, Dubois andger-Dubois 56151 XP3689
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Quatuor de la chambre with  Lauger-Dubois, Rigaux and Landouzy 56135 XP3655
Traviata (Verdi): Septuor with  Lauger-Dubois, Dubois, Régis, Rigaux, Landouzy and Maletti 56146 XP3644
Faust (Gounod): Duo, act 1, pt 1 with  Affre 60328 XP3361

Odeon, Paris 1927-05
Walküre (Wagner) Les adieux du Wotan, pt 1 171.038 xxP6495
Walküre (Wagner) Les adieux du Wotan, pt 2 171.038 xxP6496

Odeon, Paris 1930-05-26
Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy): A mon age 188.732 Ki-3326
Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy): Il avait toujours suivi 188.732 Ki-3327


May 28, 2014

Medardo Medosi (Bass)





Probably he made his debut in 1900 at the Teatro Sociale of Portogruaro as Colline in G. Puccini’s ‘’Boheme’’.

1900 Portogruaro Teatro Sociale Boheme (Colline)
1901 Messina  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Tosca (Angelotti)
1902 Cotignola Teatro Sociale Linda di Chamonix (Prefetto)
1903 Siena Teatro Dei Rozzi   Favorita (Baldassarre)
1904 Genova   Politeama Genovese  Trovatore (Ferrando)
1905 Lisbona   Teatro San Carlos Tannhauser (Reinmare)
1906 Lisbona   Teatro San Carlos Manon Lescaut (Comandante)
1907 Torino Teatro Regio Oro del reno (Fafner)
1908 Buenos Ayres Teatro Colon Amleto (Ombra)
1909 Firenze Politeama Nazionale Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1910 Urbino Teatro Sanzio Manon Lescaut (Geronte)
1911 Cagliari   Teatro Civico Iris (Cieco)
1912 Cairo Teatro Abbas Aida (Re)
1913 Faenza Teatro Sarti Trovatore (Ferrando)
1914 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Parsifal (Titurel)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon, Milano 1910/1912
Boheme (Puccini): Quartetto p.I°  with Piero Strazza, Renato  Meroni and Gaetano Prudenza 110085 XM 1391
Boheme (Puccini): Quando men vò with Piero Strazza, Renato  Meroni, Gaetano Prudenza and  Zoraide Sarzanini 110001            


Tillmann Liszewsky (Baritone) (Köln 1872 - Köln 1946)



He studied singing in his father's town Cologne and made his debut there (1902). During his whole career which lasted till the 1930’s he has remained a member of the Cologne Opera. Here he appeared in many opera premières. He guested in leading German theaters, also at the Opera House of Budapest and in 1913 in Amsterdam as Klingsor in ‘’Parsifal’’. He was also a respected oratorio soloist.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Cologne Opera House
1913 Amsterdam Opera House


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Köln 1906-08?
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Bei Männern with Dennery 2-44163 4493L

Zonopohne, Köln 1906-08?
Licia (-) with Dennery and chorusX-24187 4496L

Zonophone, Berlin 1907-08?
Waffenschmied (Lortzing): Betterliebe von Muhldorfer Einlege X-22645 5951L
Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing): Zarenlied  X-22673 5955L

Odeon, Berlin 1910
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prolog 56996 xxB4967


May 27, 2014

Josef Groenen (Baritone) (Waalwijk 1885 - Hamburg 1959)





He studied singing under Srudien in Amsterdam, then in Milan and Stuttgart. He made his debut in 1913 at the Municipal Theatre of Mainz as Fliegender Holländer in Wagner's opera of the same name. Then in  the 1914-15 season he sang at the Municipal Theatre of Hamburg, from 1915 to 1916 at the Court Opera of Vienna, in the 1916-17 season at the Berlin Court Opera. Since 1917  up to the end of his career  (1944) he was a member of the Hamburg State Opera. From 1923 to 1926 he appeared regularly as a guest at the Vienna State Opera. Guest performances led him to Amsterdam (1920), to the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona (1928), Städtische Oper in Berlin (1931), to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels (1935), at the opera houses of France and Italy. In 1932 he sang at Hague in ''Götterdämmerung''. At Hamburg he appeared in 1920 in the premiere of the opera ''Li-Tai-Pe'' of Clemens von Franckenstein. He spent his retirement in Hamburg.

Chronology of some appearances

1913 Mainz Municipal Theatre
1914-1915  Hamburg Municipal Theatre
1915-1916 Vienna Court Opera
1916-1917 Berlin Court Opera
1977-1944 Hamburg State Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Grammophon, Berlin 1922
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Dich rächet meine Reue 65721 B22136
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prolog 65721 B22137


Oskar Bolz (Tenor) (Magdeburg 1875 - Zoppot 1935)


                                                              Lohengrin

He studied singing at the Sternschen conservatory and made his debut as Heldentenor in 1900 in Olmütz.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Olmütz Opera House
1904 Mainz Opera House
1905 Stuttgart Opera House
1921 Berlin Staatsoper

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Favorite-Luxus-Record
Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Am stillen Herd 1-015154
Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner): Preislied 1-015155

Parlophon, Berlin 1912-01-29
Juive (Halévy): Recha, als Gott dich einst zur Tochter mir gegeben P296 2-1142
Trovatore (Verdi): Daß nur für mich dein Herz erbebt P296 2-1144

Parlophon, Berlin 1912-01-30
Trovatore (Verdi): Standchen & Stretta P298 2-1148
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Jetzt spielen P298 2-1150 


Noemi Casini (Soprano)


Probably she made her debut at the Teatro Regio in Torino in ‘’Wally’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Torino Teatro Regio Wally (Wally)
1909 Adria Politeama Garibaldi Manon (Manon)
1910 Cagliari Teatro Civico Boheme (Mimì)
1911 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Thais (Thais)
1913 Pistoia Teatro Manzoni Wally (Wally)
1914 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Fedora (Fedora)
1917 Piacenza Politeama Traviata (Violetta)
1918 Siena Teatro Dei Rinnovati Traviata (Violetta)
1919 Massa Teatro Guglielmi Traviata (Violetta)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Milano 1912-02-17
Boheme (Puccini): Mi chiamano Mimi 053296 02292v

Victor, 1913-03-19
Boheme (Puccini): Mimi e una civetta with Franco de Gregorio and Paolo Ferretti 054447 650aj
Rigoletto (Verdi): Caro nome 059250 647aj



















Carl Baum (Tenor) (Würzburg 1880 - ?)


He made his debut in 1906 in Bremen as Tamino. during the next five years, he grew into a well appreciated jugendlicher Heldentenor. Baum wanted to move to the next level singing heavier roles, but Fritz Trostorff was in the way. He moved to Breslau in 1911, and already in 1912 moved first to Eberfeld then in 1915 to Chemnitz. There, he has well regarded tenor, but in the heavy roles, he had to fight against Willy Zilken or Peter Unkel. He could not dominate them. Baum made guest appearances in Berlin Dresden, Munich, Hannover, Hamburg, Zürich and Rotterdam (''Lohengrin'' on February 14, 1914 at the Groote Schowburg with Hans Erl, Greta van't Sant-Jousson, Erich Hunold, Augusta Müller; ''Die Meistersinger'' on March 11, 1914 at the Groote Schowburg with Erich Hunold, Hans Erl, Paul Niels, Hans Joachim Faber, Greta van't Sant-Jousson, Augusta Müller; both operas conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch). His repertory included: Florestan, Max, Erik, Walther von Stolzing, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Galba (''Die toten Augen'' by E. d'Albert), Ridicolo (''Der eiserne Heiland'' by Oberleithner), Narraboth, Raoul, Vasco da Gama, Eléazar, Faust, José, Hoffmann, Ernesto, Manrico, Canio, Rodolfo. He retired in 1931.
Chronology of some appearances

1906 Bremen Opera House
1911 Breslau Opera House
1912 Eberfeld Opera House
1915 Chemnitz Opera House

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Bremen 1909-11
Lohengrin (Wagner): Gralserzählung 2-22167 10177L
Lohengrin (Wagner): Abschied von Elsa 2-22168 10178L
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Im weiten Weltall with Rittmann 2-24127 10183L
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Hörst du es tönen with Müller-Reichel 2-24126 10188L 
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Duett with Rödiger 2-24128 10189L 

Max Hirzel (Tenor) (Zürich 1888 - Zürich 1957)


                                                                 Pinkerton

First he became an engineer and worked in Zwickau and Augsburg. Then he studied singing in Dresden with Dora Erl and Melitta Seckbach (whom he married) and in the 1917-1922 seasons appeared in Zurich.  He retired from the stage in 1949.

Chronology of some appearances

1923-1932 Dresden State Opera

1935-1936 Vienna State Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Parlophon, Berlin 1924-11-28
Lohengrin (Wagner): Gralserzahlung P1834 2-7733
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan (Abschied) P1834 2-7735

Parlophon, Berlin 1926-10-08
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Ha, wie in meiner Seele unpubl 2-8909

Odeon, Berlin 1930-06-17
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Vera Schwarz & chorus O-6841 xxB8489
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Willst du nun endlich mir sagen with Vera Schwarz O-6780 xxB8490
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Wer in euren Landen with Vera Schwarz O-6780 xxB8491
Tosca (Puccini): Mein lieber Freund with Vera Schwarz O-6767
Tosca (Puccini): Wen stellt jene blonde Dame da vor with Vera Schwarz O-6767 xxB8493


Alexander Kirchner (Tenor) (Wien 1880 – Wien 1948)



                                                                  Radames

His real name was Alexander Schramek. He studied singing under Adolf  Robinson in Brünn (Brno) and then with Amalie Materna in Vienna. He made his debut in 1909 at the Vienna Court Opera as Des Grieux in ''Manon'' of Massenet. He sang there roles like Don José in ''Carmen'',  Manrico in ''Trovatore'' and Tamino in the ''Magic flute''. He remained engaged there till 1911. For the 1911-12 season he went to the Royal Opera in Stockholm, in the 1913-14 season he sang at the German Opera House in Berlin, among other things in 1914 appeared in the premiere of the opera ''Mandragola'' of  I. Waghalter. From 1915 to 1935 he belonged to the Berlin Court Opera (since 1918  Berlin State Opera). Here he sang in 1916 in the première of the second version of the opera''Ariadne auf Naxos'' of R. Strauss in the role of the Bacchus. At the Bayreuth Festival of 1914 he perfomed  in the ''Fliegenden Holländer''. He gave guest performances in London,  Holland,  Switzerland,  Paris and Vienna. Also he was estimated as a concert singer .

Chronology of some appearances

1909-1911 Vienna Court Opera Des Grieux (Manon)
1911-1912 Stockholm Royal Opera 
1913-1914 Berlin  German Opera House
1915-1935 Berlin Court Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Berlin 1913-04-16
Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Lasset sie glauben 042411 403al

PolyphonBerlin 1920-08?
Prophète (Meyerbeer) Herr, dich in den Sternenkreisen (Triumphlied) 50109

Homocord, Berlin 1922-12-04
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti) Una furtiva lagrima 8119 50749
Aida (Verdi) Holde Aida 8119 50748


KalliopeBerlin 1928
Tosca (Puccini) Wie sich die Bilder gleichen K4245 11219
Tosca (Puccini) Und es blitzten die Sterne K4245 11220


May 25, 2014

Gilda Butti (Soprano)


Probably she made her debut in 1899 at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova in G. Bizet’s ‘’Carmen’’. In the 1908-1909 season she made guest appearances at the Teatro Alhambra in Alessandria.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Boheme (Musetta)
1901 Palermo  Politeama Garibaldi Pagliacci (Nedda)                                    
1902 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Faust (Margherita)
1903 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Boheme (Mimì)
1904 Catanzaro Teatro Comunale Fedora (Fedora)
1906 Siracusa  Teatro Archimede Fedora (Fedora)
1907 Catania   Arena Esposizione Fedora (Fedora)
1908 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alhambra  Manon Lescaut (Manon)
1909 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alhambra  Boheme (Mimì)
1912 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli  Fedora (Fedora)
1913 San Paolo Teatro San Josè Stagione compagnia Rotoli Billoro
1914 Londra Coliseum Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1915 Pisa Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1917 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alcazar Stagione

RECORDING FOR SALE









Odeon, Milano 1910/1912
La Principessa Della Czarda (E. Kalman): Spesso Il Cuore Si Innamora  with Gaetano Prudenza  X110469 XM 1900 MP-5    


Teresa Principe (Mezzo-Soprano)


Probably she made her debut in 1910 at the Teatro Comunale in Siracusa in U. Giordano’s ‘’Andrea Chenier’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Siracusa Teatro Comunale Andrea Chenier (Contessa/Madelon)
1911 Novi Ligure Politeama Marenco Favorita (Leonora)
1912 Ostiglia Teatro Sociale Carmen (Carmen)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Lyrophon, Milano 1911/1912
Mignon (Thomas): Non conosci il bel suol J479 

Odeon, Milano 1911/1912
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quartetto, pt 1 with Riccardo Tegani, Maria Alessandrovitch and Ferdinando De Neri A82549 Mo689
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quartetto, pt 1 with Riccardo Tegani, Maria Alessandrovitch and Ferdinando De Neri A82550 Mo690
Trovatore (Verdi): Parlar non vuoi with Ferdinando De Neri and Bianca Besalu  82557


Pietro Quattrina (Tenor) (Verona 1870 - ?1947)


Probably he made his debut in 1896. In 1898 he appeared at the Teatro Ristori of Verona in the premiere of A. Virgili’s ‘’I Rivali’’. In 1913 he went to Buenos Ayres as a mamber of the Compagnia di Operette Città di Milan. He remained for three years in South America and returned to Italy in 1917. Since 1920 he continued his career as a comprimario.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Verona Teatro Ristori I Rivali di A.Virgili
1908 Piacenza Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1909 Bologna  Teatro Verdi  Traviata (Alfredo)
1911 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Boheme (Rodolfo)
1913 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Boheme (Rodolfo)
1914 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1915 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1917 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1918 Ferrara Borghi Tosi Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1919 Figline Valdarno Teatro Garibaldi Boheme (Rodolfo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Favorite, 1907-10?
Saffo (Pacini): Ah! Giusta pena 1-35089
Faust (Gounod): Oh, del ciel angelo immortal with Anita Barbarani and Giulio Branzani1-39038
Carmen (Bizet): Mia madre io veggo ancor with Anita Barbarani 1-39028


Ubaldo Ceccarelli (Bass) (Pisa 1862 - ?)




He studied at the Parma Conservatoire and made his debut in 1895 at the Arena Federici in Verona in Pisa in G. Verdi’s ‘’Ernani’’. In the 1891-92 season he appeared in Venezia and Trieste. In 1901 he made guest appearance at the Teatro Nuovo in Pisa as Silva in Verdi’s ‘’Ernani’’. In 1911 he sang at the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza as Geronimo in Cimarosa’s ‘’Il matrimonio of segreto’’, the same year he performed at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna as Warlaam in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ and again as Geronimo. In 1916 in the same opera house he sang the role of Benoît in Puccini’s ‘’Bohème‘’.

Chronology of some appearances

1890 Parma Teatro Regio Aida (Re)
1891 Massa Teatro Guglielmi Ruy Blas (Guritano)
1892 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Africana (Don Diego/Inquisitore)
1898 Livorno Politeama Boheme (Colline)
1899 Bari Teatro Piccinni Boheme (Colline)
1901 Cagliari   Politeama Regina Margherita    Tosca (Sagrestano)
1902 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1904 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe)
1906 Pistoia Teatro Manzoni Boheme (Colline)
1908 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Carmen (Zuniga)
1910 Finale Emilia Teatro Sociale Manon Lescaut (Geronte)
1912 Vercelli Politeama Facchinetti Linda di Chamonix (Marchese)
1915 Genova   Teatro Lido d'Albaro Fedora (Cirillo)
1918 Alessandria Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo)
1921 Faenza Teatro Masini Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo)
1922 Milano Teatro Carcano Manon Lescaut (Geronte)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Complete Operas
Gramophone, Milano 1917
Boheme (Puccini): with Bosini, Giani, Andreini, Badini, Bettoni and Baracchi

Gramophone, Milano 1919
Tosca (Puccini): with Bartolomasi, Salvaneschi and Fernandez

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-13
Tosca (Puccini): E sempre lava with Salvaneschi 2-0254108  903aj 


Gaetano Prudenza (Baritone)


Probably he made his debut in 1907 at the Teatro Regina Margherita in Caltanisetta in U. Giordano’s ‘’Fedora’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Caltanisetta Teatro Regina Margherita    Fedora (De Siriex)
1908 Salerno Teatro Verdi Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)
1909 Napoli Teatro Bellini Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)
1910 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Parisiana Carmen (Escamillo)
1912 Venezia   Teatro Malibran Compagnia Operette citta' di Milano
1914 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Compagnia operette citta' di Milano
1919 Firenze ,Politeama Fiorentino Fanciulla del West (Rance)
1920 Palermo Teatro Nazionale Carmen (Escamillo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon, Milano 1910/1912
La Principessa Della Czarda (E. Kalman): Spesso Il Cuore Si Innamora  with Gilda Butti   X110469 XM 1900 MP-5    
La Principessa Della Czarda (E. Kalman): Canzone di Boni X110470 XM1903 MP-5
Soldato ignoto (Mario) 83135
Boheme (Puccini): Quartetto p.I° with Piero Strazza,  Renato  Meroni, Medardo Medosi  110085 XM 1391
Boheme (Puccini): Quando men vò with Piero Strazza,  Renato  Meroni, Zoraide Sarzanini and Medardo Medosi 110001
Boheme (Puccini): Mimi e tanto malata with Piero Strazza and Zoraide Sarzanini 110083 XM 1379
Boheme (Puccini): O buon Marcello with  Zoraide Sarzanini 110082
           

May 24, 2014

Renato Meroni (Baritone) (Como 1887 - Rodig 1917)



Probably he made his debut in 1909 at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele of Torino in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. He died during the First World War on a battlefield.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1910 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1911 Fano Teatro Della Fortuna Fedora (De Siriex)
1912 Cagliari Politeama Regina Margherita  Forza del destino (Carlo)
1913 Parma Politeama Reinach Boheme (Marcello)
1914 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Boheme (Marcello)
1915 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Trovatore (Conte)
1916 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Crepuscolo degli dei (Alberico)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Lyrophon, Milano 1910?
Forza del destino (Verdi): Son Pereda J509


Odeon, Milano 1910/1911
Boheme (Puccini): Quartetto p.I°  with Piero Strazza, Gaetano Prudenza and Medardo Medosi  110085 XM 1391
Boheme (Puccini): Quando men vò with Piero Strazza, Gaetano Prudenza, Zoraide Sarzanini and Medardo Medosi  110001


Piero Strazza (Tenor)



He made his debut at the Teatro Pacini in Fucecchio in G. Puccini’s ‘’Boheme’’.

 Chronology of some appearances

1908 Fucecchio Teatro Pacini Boheme (Rodolfo)
1908 Empoli Teatro Salvini Manon (De Grieux)
1909 Salerno Teatro Verdi Traviata (Alfredo)
1909 Bellinzona Teatro Civico Elisir d'amore (Nemorino)
1911 Venezia   Teatro La Fenice Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)
1911 Schio Teatro Sociale Don Pasquale (Ernesto)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon, Milano 1910/1911
Boheme (Puccini): Quartetto p.I°  with   Renato  Meroni, Gaetano Prudenza and Medardo Medosi  110085 XM 1391
Boheme (Puccini): Quando men vò with  Renato  Meroni, Gaetano Prudenza, Zoraide Sarzanini and Medardo Medosi  110001
Boheme (Puccini): Mimi e tanto malata with  Zoraide Sarzanini and Gaetano Prudenza 110083 XM 1379


Alfredo Quinto (Tenor)


Probably he made his debut in 1908 at the Teatro Ristori in Cividale del Friuli as Turiddu in P. Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Cividale del Friuli Teatro Ristori  Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1910 Altamura Teatro Mercadante Boheme (Rodolfo)
1911 Empoli Teatro Salvini Manon (De Grieux)
1912 Firenze Teatro Verdi Puritani (Arturo)
1913 Sassari    Politeama Verdi Traviata (Alfredo)
1914 Adria Politeama  Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1915 Bari Teatro Piccinni Traviata (Alfredo)
1919 Cento Teatro Sociale Mignon (Guglielmo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon, Milano 1910/1911?
Manon (Massenet): Ah! Dispar vision A82489
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior A82491


May 22, 2014

Nino Perya (Tenor) (Palermo 1878 - ?)



He studied singing at Palermo under the teacher Cairone and in Milan with the pedagogue Pintorno. In 1901 he made his debut at the Teatro Politeama Grà of Alessandria in G. Verdi’s ‘’Traviata’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Alessandria Politeama Grà Traviata (Alfredo)
1903 Brindisi Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Duca)
1904 Malta Teatro Reale Faust (Faust)
1905 Cagliari   Teatro Civico   Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1908 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Pagliacci (Canio)
1909 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1910 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1912 Grosseto Teatro Degli Industri  Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1919 Palermo  Teatro Biondo  Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)

RECORDING FOR SALE








Edison, Milano 1912
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia Unpubl. 1


Tina Farelli (Mezzo-Soprano) (Firenze 1879 - ?)



She made her debut as mezzo-soprano, but after additional vocal studies under the pedagogue Serafino De Falco she made her second debut as soprano in 1902 at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza in ‘’Ballo in Maschera’’. She married to conductor Bovi and after her retirement opened in Havana the school of song "Accademia Filarmonica Italiana". She settled in Cuba, where her school was actived still  in 1930.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Voghera  Teatro Sociale La Resurrezione di Lazzaro di L.Perosi
1900 Ajaccio Teatro Comunale  Rigoletto (Maddalena)
1902 Bucarest Teatro Nazionale Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1905 Castelsangiovanni Teatro Verdi Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1907 Lugano Teatro Apollo Carmen (Carmen)
1909 Venezia   Teatro Rossini Norma (Adalgisa)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Milano 1905
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Gino Martinez-Patti 054052 500c
Forza del destino (Verdi): La vergine degli angeli 53407 7116½b
Trovatore (Verdi): Mal reggendo with Gino Martinez-Patti 54267 7563b
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Sei l'angiol di letto with Gino Martinez-Patti 54252 7064b