Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 26, 2015

Henri Scott (Bass) (Coatesville / Pennsylvania 8. 4. 1876 † Hagerstown / Maryland 2. 4. 1942)



He was a pupil of Oscar Saenger in New York and first appeared as a concert singer. In 1909 he was engaged by Oscar Hammerstein to appear at the Manhattan Opera House in New York, where he and made his debut as Ramphis in ‘’Aida’’. Since 1932 he lived in Philadelphia.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 New York Manhattan Opera Aida (Ramfis)
1909 New York Manhattan Opera Samson et Dalila (old Hebrew)
1910-11 Roma Teatro Adriano
1913 Chicago Opera
1915-1919 New York Metropolitan Opera Aida (Ramfis) (Debut)
1916-1917 Ravinia Summer Opera
1920 USA  San Carlo Opera Company

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Columbia, New York 1913-07-11
Bohemian Girl (Balfe): The heart bow'd down A5500 36762

Columbia, New York 1914-02-24
Puritani (Bellini): Suoni la tromba with Hector Dufranne A5558 36880

Edison, New York 1917-09-14
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sestetto with Verlet, Alcock, Baroni, Ciccolini & Middleton 82266 5787-A

Amelia Sanipoli (Soprano)




Chronology of some appearances

1914  3 December Parma Politeama Reinach Eva  (Franz Lehar)
1914  4 December Parma Politeama Reinach Il piccolo re (Emmerich Kalman)
1914  6 December Parma Politeama Reinach Il conte di Lussenburgo (Franz Lehar)
1914  7 December Parma Politeama Reinach  Donna Juanita (Franz von Suppé)
1919 14 December Rome Teatro Quirino Sì (Mascagni) (Premiere)
1920 10 August Livorno Politeama Sì (Mascagni)
1926 24 Aprile Parma Politeama Reinach Cin-ci-là (Ranzato)
1926 26 Aprile Parma Politeama Reinach Scugnizza (Mario Costa)

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Gramophone, Milano 1910-11-23
Bohème (Puccini): Addio dolce svegliare with Guido Ciccolini, Maria Passeri & Ernesto Badini 054299 209aj 

Adelina Tromben (Soprano) (? - New York 1920)


                                                                    Lucia

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Cile Santiago Teatro Municipal Carmen (Micaela)
1901 Cile Santiago Teatro Municipal Boheme (Musetta)
1901 Cile Santiago Teatro Municipal Rigoletto (Gilda)
1901 Cile Valparaiso Teatro de la Victoria Boheme (Musetta)
1901 Cile Santiago Teatro Municipal Pagliacci (Nedda)
1901 Cile Santiago Teatro Municipal Fedora (Olga)

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Odeon, Milano 1905-03?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ah! Veglia o donna with Giovanni Albinolo 37118 Xm147 

Jun 25, 2015

Angelo Parola (Tenor) (Milano, Italia 1872 - ?)






Probably he made his debut at the Teatro Lirico in Milano as Turiddu in ''Cavalleria Rusticana'' (1898).

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Los Angeles Opera  Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1907 Los Angeles Opera Rigoletto (Duke)

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Gramophone, Milano 1913-10-24
Messa da Requiem (Verdi): Ingemisco 052413, S3796














Salvatore Sciarretti (Tenor)



Chronology of some appearances

1906 Taranto Paisiello Politeama Boheme (Rodolfo)
1906 Avellino Comunale Sonnambula (Elvino)

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Columbia, New York 1904?
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 1724 A533















Italia Appendin (Soprano) (Genova, Italia 1885 - Locate Bergamasco, Italia 1919)



She made her debut in 1906 at Politeama Genovese in ''Cavalleria Rusticana''. Dramatic soprano mostly actived in small Houses, she died suddenly in 1919.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1908 Trieste Teatro Minerva Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1909 Bergamo Teatro Nuovo Fedora (Fedora)
1910 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1911 Livorno Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1912 Pesaro Teatro Rossini Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1913 Barletta Teatro Curci Jana di R.Virgilio (Jana)
1914 Palermo Teatro Biondo Gioconda (Gioconda)

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Columbia, Milano 1909?
Trovatore (Verdi): D'amor sull'ali rosee D4207 10793 

Rafaelo Diaz (Tenor) (San Antonio, Texas May 16, 1883 – New York City December 12, 1943)



He was the son of Rafaelo and Rosa (Umscheid) Díaz. He was baptized Francisco Rafael Díaz but as an adult changed his name to Rafaelo Díaz. He received his early schooling at the German-English School in San Antonio and the West Texas Military Academy.qqv He showed musical talent at an early age and began his career as a pianist under the guidance of one of San Antonio's pioneer music teachers, Miss Amalia Hander. After his promising voice was discovered while he was studying at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin, Díaz went to Italy to study under famous Italian maestro Vincenzo Sabatini. He returned to America and made his debut in the Boston Opera Company's production of Giuseppe Verdi's ''Otello''. In 1917 he joined the Metropolitan Opera Company and performed leading tenor roles in Jules Massenet's ''Thaïs'' and Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's ''Le Coq d'Or''. His stage presence and magnetic personality, along with his fine lyric tenor voice, kept him with the Metropolitan until 1936. He then toured the country with the Scotti Opera Company, making several stops in San Antonio along the way. In his spare time he made records for a leading phonograph company. He also conducted a series of concerts at the Waldorf-Astoria. Critics praised Díaz for his smooth performance, the depth and richness of his voice, the clarity of his enunciation, and the beauty of his phrasing. He sang in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German, and was known as the "Lone Star Tenor of the Lone Star State." He never married. 

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Chronology of some appearances

1917-1936 New York Metropolitan Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Columbia, New York 1925-08-14
Manon (Massenet): Instant charmant... En fermant les yeux 5049-M W98193
Carmen (Bizet): La fleur que tu m'avais jetée 5049-M W98184

Bice Lucchini (Mezzo-Soprano) (Trieste ? - ?)


She made her debut as soprano in 1899 at Teatro del Casinò of Mentone as Oscar in ''Ballo in Maschera''. Around 1905 she started to sang only mezzo roles.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1901 Empoli Teatro Salvini Attila (Viclinda)
1903 Foggia Teatro Dauno Norma (Norma)
1906 Genova Politeama Genovese Fedora (Olga)
1908 Genova Teatro Paganini Adriana Lecouvreur (Principessa)
1910 Suzzara Teatro Sociale Forza del destino (Preziosilla)
1912 Marsala Teatro Garibaldi Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1914 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1916 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Concerto

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Columbia, Milano 1909?
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with Gino Martinez-Patti D4207 10822

Beka, Milano 1909/1910
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Per sua pietà 42170

Bianca Mangini (Soprano)



She studied at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella of Napoli with Carelli and she made the debut at Teatro Fondo of Napoli in ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. She sang with great success also in operetta and Cafè Chantal.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Rigoletto (Gilda)
1906 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Boheme di R. Leoncavallo (Mimì)
1908 Foggia Teatro Dauno Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1909 Barletta Teatro Curci Traviata (Violetta)
1910 San Pietro in Capofiume Politeama Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1911 Genova Politeama Genovese Faust (Margherita)
1912 Vercelli Politeama Facchinetti Linda di Chamonix (Linda)
1913 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Rigoletto (Gilda)

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Gramophone, Milano 1911-06-28
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Il pallor funesto with Vittorio de Goetzen 054322 S3364

Giorgina Ermolli (Soprano)



Probably she made her debut in 1914 at the Teatro Condominio in Gallarate as Santuzza in ''Cavalleria Rusticana''.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Gallarate Teatro Condominio Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1916 Udine Teatro Sociale Boheme (Mimì)
1919 Tortona Teatro Sociale Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)

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Gramophone, Milano 1915
Complete Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): with Franco Tuminello and Eugenio Perna

Alfredo Venturini (Bass)


Probably he made his debut in 1894 at the Teatro Garibaldi in Caltagirone as Padre Guardiano in ''Forza del destino''.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Caltagirone Teatro Garibaldi Forza del destino (Padre Guardiano)
1897 Zara Teatro Comunale Boheme (Colline)
1900 Città del Messico Teatro Rinascimento Trovatore (Ferrando)
1903 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Lucia di Lammermor (Raimondo)
1905 Milano Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Ancona Teatro Delle Muse Gioconda (Alvise)
1909 Catanzaro Teatro Comunale Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1911 Palermo Teatro Massimo Aida (Re)
1914 Bologna Teatro Del Corso Iris (Cieco)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1919 Novara Teatro Coccia Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1922 Boretto Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1924 Milano Teatro Carcano Forza del destino (Calatrava)
1926 Mirandola Teatro Nuovo Africana (Sacerdote/Inquisitore)

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Gramophone, Milano
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): with Luigi Lupato, Adolfo Pacini and Valentina Bartolomasi


Carmen Roccabella (Soprano)





Chronology of some appearances

1923 Venezia Teatro La Fenice danza della fortuna Robert Stolz
1923 Venezia Teatro La Fenice La rosa di Stambul Leo Fall
1923 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Nozze di Carnevale Giovanni Strauss
1923 Venezia Teatro La Fenice La bajadera Emmerich Kalman
1923 Venezia Teatro La Fenice La ragazza olandese
1927 Parma Politeama Reinach La contessa Maritza Emmerich Kalman
1927 Parma Politeama Reinach La vedova allegra Franz Lehar
1927 Parma Politeama Frasquita Franz Lehar
1927 Parma Politeama Boccaccio Franz von Suppé
1927 Parma Politeama La bajadera Emmerich Kalman

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Fonotipia, Milano 1923-06-23
Falstaff (Verdi): Alfin t'ho colto with Anafesto Rossi 74234 XXPh5350 

Maddalena Ticci (Soprano) (Poggibonsi, Italia 1874 - ?)



She studied at the Liceo Musicale of Bologna with the teacher Cortese and later in Florence with Busi and Masettiwith the Polite teacher and to Florence with the teachers Busi and Masetti reaching the diploma in violin. She began to perform herself in some concerts of violin and in 1891 she held a recital to the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena. The opera debut happened in 1896 at Dal Verme in Milan as Margherita in the ''Faust''.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Faust (Margherita)
1897 Milano Teatro La Scala Andrea Chenier (Bersi)
1898 Brescia Teatro Grande Faust (Margherita)
1900 Forlì Teatro Comunale Manon (Manon)
1902 Zazà Teatro Comunale Traviata (Violetta)
1903 Feltre Teatro Sociale Manon (Manon)
1905 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Siberia (Stephana)
1907 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1908 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Zaza (Zazà)
1909 Sassari Politeama Verdi Traviata (Violetta)
1911 Cagliari Teatro Civico Manon Lescaut (Manon)

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RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Milano 1908/1909
Rigoletto (Verdi): Figlia! Mio padre with Giovanni Albinolo 37751 xM1256 
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ah! Veglia o donna with Giovanni Albinolo 37752 xM1257 

Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano 1910?
Trovatore (Verdi): D'amor sull'ali rosee 7547 BA 22468
Trovatore (Verdi): Tacea la notte 7548 BA 22469

Teresa/Teresina Brussa (Soprano)



Chronology of some appearances

1905 Suzzara Teatro Sociale Traviata (Violetta)
1909 Bergamo Teatro Nuovo Fedora (Fedora)

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Pathé cylinders & discs, Paris 1905/1906
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 10210

Phonodisc Mondial
Ernani (Verdi) Ernani involami  112

Bruna Dragoni (Soprano) (Milano, Italia 1897 - Milano, Italia 1962)



She studied in Milan with Linda Brambilla and Adele Borghi and she made her debut in 1917 at Sociale Breo of Mondovì in ''Don Pasquale''. She was the wife of Carlo Galeffi and, after the withdraw, she devoted her to the writing publishing many novels.

Chronology of some appearances

1917 Mondovì Teatro Sociale Breo Don Pasquale (Norina)
1921 Intra Teatro Nuovo Elisir d'amore (Adina)
1922 Verona Teatro Ristori Don Pasquale (Norina)
1924 Havana Teatro Nacional Carmen (Micaela)
1926 Sanremo Teatro Del Casinò Falstaff (Nannetta)
1928 Torino Teatro Regio Hansel e Gretel (Gretel)
1932 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Hansel e Gretel (Gretel)
1935 Parma Teatro Regio I Quattro Rusteghi (Lucieta)
1937 Roma Eiar Le Donne Curiose di E.Wolf Ferrari (Colombina)
1940 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Il Campiello di E.Wolf Ferrari (Gasperina)
1941 Modena Teatro Municipale Il Campiello di E.Wolf Ferrari (Gasperina)

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RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Milano
Funiculì, funiculà (Denza) GO12347 Mo6129
Il bacio (Arditi) GO12347 Mo6132
Norma (Bellini): Casta diva GO12479 Mo6357

Pina Bruschi (Soprano)


Probably she made her debut in 1931 at the Kursaal Diana in Milano as Norina in ''Don Pasquale''.

Chronology of some appearances

1931 Milano Kursaal Diana Don Pasquale (Norina)
1932 Lodi Teatro Gaffurio Boheme (Musetta)
1936 Messina Teatro Peloro Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)

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Odeon, Milano 1930-10-17
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Pronta io son, pt 1 with Ildebrando Santafé 168504 Mo3230 

Odeon, Milano 1930-10-21
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Pronta io son, pt 2 with Ildebrando Santafé 168504 Mo3246

Maria Mandolesi (Soprano) (Firenze, Italia 1882 - ?)


Her real name was Marianna.She studied at Istituto Musicale of Florence and gratuated in violin. She retired after the marriage with Rodolphe Junod in 1910.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Torino Teatro Carignano Sonnambula (Teresa)
1905 Brescia Teatro Grande Andrea Chenier (Bersi)
1906 Cagliari Teatro Civico Pescatori di Perle (Leila)
1907 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Jolantha di P. I. Ciaikovski (Brigida)
1909 Berlino Teatro Kroll Concerto

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COMPLETE RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Anker
Traviata (Verdi) Parigi o cara with Salvatore Giordano 989-I

Homokord 
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) No, no Turiddu with Salvatore Giordano 2149

Maria Avezza (Soprano) (Italia 1880 ? - ?)




Probably she made her debut in 1902 at the Teatro Minerva in Udine as Teresa in ''Sonnambula''.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Udine Teatro Minerva Sonnambula (Teresa)
1904 Brescia Teatro Grande Carmen (Micaela)
1906 Pisa Teatro Verdi Fedora (Olga)
1908 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Cabrera di G. Dupont (Juana)
1910 Roma Teatro Costanzi Cavalelria Rusticana (Lola)
1913 Buenos Ayres Teatro Colon Sonnambula (Lisa)
1915 Torino Teatro Regio Iris (Guecha)
1917 Zurigo Teatro Opera Boheme (Musetta)
1919 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Francesca da Rimini (Garsenda)
1921 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Francesca da Rimini (Garsenda)
1923 Castellamare Adriatico Teatro Comunale Mefistofele (Marta/Pantalis)
1925 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Barbiere di Siviglia (Berta)
1931 Modena Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Berta)

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Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano 1909?
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui Santuzza with Francesco Daddi 5008 BA 22414
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with Francesco Daddi 5009 BA 22415
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Serenata d'Arlecchino with Francesco Daddi 5007 BA 22413
Ciribiribin (Bolognese) (Pestalozza) with Francesco Daddi 5010 BA 22416













Gaetano Breda (Tenor)


Chronology of appearance

1902 Roma Teatro Adriano Grisélda (Cottrau)

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Disco Zonofono, Milano 1902-03/04
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mercè cigno gentil X-456





















Giorgio Lucà (Georgios Z. Chatziloukas) (Tenor) (Athens, Greece 1876 - Athens, Greece 1919)




He trained in Italy, where he received advices from the greek tenor Giovanni Apostolu. 

Chronology of appearance

10 April 1909 Athens Municipal Theatre Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas)

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Fonotipia, Milano 1906-03-26
Oneiron (A dream) (Papageorgiou) 39580 XPh1730 

Giuseppe Lugo (Tenor) (2. 11. 1898 Isola della Scala, Verona, † 18. 9. 1980 Milano)


                                                               Cavaradossi

                                                                 Werther

He began his education with Tenaglia in Milan, then came to Belgium. Here he studied under the pedagogue Gaudier. In 1930 he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’. In 1939 he sang there the title role in J. Massenet’s ‘’Werther’’ in the 1000-th performance of this opera opposite Ninon Vallin.

Chronology of some appearances

1930-1936 Paris Opéra-Comique Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1933 Opéra de Monte-Carlo
1936-1938 London Covent Garden Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1937-1939 Verona Arena
1938 Milano La Scala Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir)
1939 Paris Opéra-Comique Werther (Werther)

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Polydor, Paris 1932
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Je crois entendre encore 67126 2146BMP
Bohème (Puccini): Que cette main est froide 67126 2147BMP

Polydor, Paris 1933
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Me grimer 90233
Tosca (Puccini): O douces mains 90233 6067BKP
Rigoletto (Verdi): Comme la plume au vent 561.093
Rigoletto (Verdi): Qu'une belle 561.093

Decca, Paris 1935
Werther (Massenet): J'aurais sur ma poitrine CA8224
Manon (Massenet): Air de Saint-Sulpice  CA8224

Polydor, Paris 1935
Werther (Massenet): O nature  566.171 1067GPP
Manon (Massenet): Rêve de des Grieux 561099 2108¾HPP
Werther (Massenet): Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage 561099 2109HPP

HMV, Paris 1939-06-07
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle DA4921 0LA3102
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia DA4921 0LA3103
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido DB5093 2LA3104
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina DB5093 2LA3105
Tosca (Puccini): Le ciel luisait d'étoiles DA4922 0LA3106
Tosca (Puccini): O de beautés égales DA4922 0LA3107


















Jun 24, 2015

Karl Streitmann (Tenor) (Vienna, Austria 8. 5. 1858 - Vienna, Austria 29. 10. 1937)





In 1879 he started his career at the Wiener Carl-Theater; here he performed both as an actor and as a singer for the next three years. In 1882 he was engaged by the Landestheater Prag where he started singing operetta. In guest appearances he switched to opera roles like Don José in "Carmen", Tamino in "Die Zauberflöte", Wilhelm Meister in "Mignon" and even Manrico in "Il Trovatore". In 1885 he left Prague for an engagement at the Theater an der Wien, where he became one of the most popular operetta singers of the Austrian capital. Here he created in 1885 the role of Barinkay in Johann Strauss' "Der Zigeunerbaron". He sang at numerous operetta premières; the best known are "Simplicius" (1887), "Der Obersteiger" (1894), "Fürstin Ninetta" (1895), "Waldmeister" (1895), "Die Göttin der Vernunft" (1896), "Der Rastelbinder" (1902), "Der Göttergatte" (1904) and "Der Schätzmeister" (1904). In 1888 he made a successful guest appearance at the Hofoper Berlin performing the role of Lyonel in Von Flotow's opera "Martha". In 1889 he undertook a major tour through the USA; he sang the role of Barinkay at the American première of "Der Zigeunerbaron" in New York. After three years he returned in 1892 to the Wiener Theater in Vienna. His last public performances were in 1922.

Grosses Sängerlexikon / K.J. Kutsch, Leo Riemens ; München, 2003. 

Chronology of some appearances

1879-1882 Vienna Carl-Theater
1882-1885 Prag Landestheater
1885 Theater an der Wien
1888 Berlin Hofoper
1889 USA Tour
1892 Vienna Wiener Theater

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Odeon, Wien
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Romanze 38202
Mikado (Sullivan): Entree des Nanki Poo 38195

G&T, Wien 1907
Dollarprinzessin (Fall): Lied des Fredy 3-42947 11719u

Favorite, Wien
Eine Nacht in Venedig (Strauss): Gondellied 1-25169


José Besselink (Jos Besselinck) (Tenor) (Hengelo, Netherlands 1894 - ? Netherlands 1975)


                                                                Don Jose

In 1914 he received his education in Nijmwegen and later continued in Berlin. In 1919 he made his debut as a concert singer in Scheveningen. The same year he made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in G. Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ in Hague. He appeared with great success at different Dutch and Belgian operatic stages. Besides, His repertoire included José in ‘Carmen’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Rodolfo in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Scheveningen Concert
1919 Hague Opera Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)

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Reneyphone
Faust (Gounod): Salut demeure chaste et pure F42444
Le Cid (Massenet): O souverain F42444

Georg Maikl (Tenor) (Zell am Ziller, Austria April 4, 1872 - Vienna, Austria August 22, 1951)





His voice was discovered by the famous impresario Bernhard Pollini in Prague and he studied singing under Anton Hromada in Stuttgart. He made his debut in 1899 in Mannheim as Tamino in ‘’The Magic Flute’’. His daughter, soprano Lieselotte Maikl, also appeared at the Staatsoper in Vienna.

Chronology of some appearances

1904-1944 Vienna  Hofoper

Opera Premieres

1907 Vienna  Hofoper Madama Butterfly
1914 Vienna  Hofoper Notre Dame
1916 Vienna  Hofoper Ariadne on Naxos
1930 Vienna  Staatsoper Wozzeck
1934 Vienna  Staatsoper Das Veilchen

Operetta Premiere

1934 Vienna  Hofoper Giuditta

RECORDINGS FOR SALE



Pathé-Artistical cylinders & discs, Wien 1905/1906
Lohengrin (Wagner): Graalserzählung 38080

Favorite, Wien 1906-03?
Aida (Verdi): Holde Aida 1-25074 2237-f
Lohengrin (Wagner): Gralserzählung 1-25073  2236-f
Lohengrin (Wagner): Atmest du nicht 1-25072 2235-f

Odeon, Wien 1906-05/07
Faust (Gounod): Ihr sollt mir Rede steh'n! with Melms & Wissiak X38365

Columbia, Wien 1906/1907
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero fünfzehn (w. Moser) 12512
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Der Bronnen, den uns Wolfram nannte 12532