Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 21, 2011

Gustavo De Bernal Resky (Reszky) (Baritone) (Aguascalientes / Mexico City 1875 - Paris 1918)




He received his education in Mexico City and in Italy. Debuted in 1899 at  the Teatro Garibaldi of Figline Valdarno in ‘’Traviata’’. He appeared in numerous stages in Italy, Spain and South America. He also sang with success in Russia. There he recorded for G&T. In the 1905-1906 season he performed under the name Gustavo Berl-Resky at  the Metropolitan opera in New York, making his debut as Enrico in ‘’Lucia Di Lammermoor’’. He was married to soprano Maria Scorphy (Maria Scarpa).

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Figline Valdarno Teatro Garibaldi Favorita (Alfonso)
1900 Monza Teatro Sociale Aida (Amonasro)
1901 Chiavari Politeama Verdi Ruy Blas (Sallustio)
1902 Bergamo Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1903 Forlì Teatro Comunale Amico Fritz (David)
1905 New York Teatro Metropolitan Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1906 Taranto Teatro Andronico Carmen (Escamillo)
1907 Pesaro Teatro Rossini Traviata (Alfredo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Edison 2-min cylinders, New York 1906?
Favorita (Donizetti): Vien, Leonora B8
Traviata (Verdi): Dite alla giovine with Maria Scarphy-Resky B14
Preghiera (Francesco Paolo Tosti) B16
El mar sin playas Barcarola Mexicana (Sancedo) B35

Victor, New York 1906-03-07
Otello (Verdi): Credo  31558 C-3161-2

Victor, Philadelphia 1906-03-23
El mar sin playas Barcarola Mexicana (Sancedo) 4772 E-3209-2

Victor, Philadelphia 1906-04-03
Tosca (Verdi): Tosca divina!  16745 B-3246-1

Victor, Philadelphia 1906-04-05
Alla mente confusa Preghiera (Francesco Paolo Tosti)  16745 B-3252-2
Africana (Meyerbeer): Adamastor, roi des vagues profondes 4729 E-3253- 2
Il furioso dell'isola di santo domingo (Donizetti): Aria 4774 B3254-1

Zonophone, New York
La Paloma (Yradier) 2222
Re di Lahore (Massenet):  O casto fior (aria) 12505

Columbia, Milano 1906?
Il credo del paesano D 4068 10555
Guarany (Gomez): Senza tetto (Barcarola) E 108 10557

Sterling cylinders, London 1907?
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Bella siccome un angelo 622

APGA, Paris
Marinari (Rossini) with Almerigo Stampanoni 35098
Pescatori di perle (Bizet): Dal tempio al limitar with Almerigo Stampanoni 35099
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): O sole più rapido with Almerigo Stampanoni 35100
Carmen (Bizet): Ho nome Escamillo with Almerigo Stampanoni 35101

Gramophone, St Petersburg 1907/1908 (early 1908?)
Tannhauser (Wagner): O tu bell’astro 2-52651 6968L

Musola
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini):  Largo al factotum 903 A
Carmen (Bizet):  Con voi ber (Aria del Toreador) 903 B

Homokord, Berlin 1912
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prologo 50312
Tannhauser (Wagner): Romanza della stella 50313
Tosca (Puccini): Tedeum nella chiesa 50316
Otello (Verdi): Credo di Jago 50319
Faust (Gounod): Aria di Valentino 50320
Amleto (Brindissi) Oh vin discaccia la tristezza 50317



















5 comments:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.

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  2. HOMOKORD 50320 Aria di Valentino (Fausto) di Gounod
    HOMOKORD 50317 "Amleto" (Brindissi) Oh vin discaccia la tristezza di Thomas
    Sig(nor) Gustavo Bernal Resky, Baritono del Metropolitan Opera, House of New York ed Imperial Opera di St.Petersburgo

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