Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 28, 2011

Orazio Cosentino (Tenor) (Catania, Sicilia 1871 – Milan 1938)



He made his debut in 1890 as Laertes in ‘’Hamlet’’ at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina. In 1895 Cosentino made his second debut singing the role of Enzo in ‘’Gioconda. It happened at Sociale d'Udine. He sang untill 1914.

Chronology of some appearances

1890 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Amleto (Marcello)       
1893 Catania Teatro Bellini Lucia di Lammermoor (Arturo)
1896 Novara Teatro Coccia Gioconda (Enzo)
1898 Torino Teatro Regio Norma (Pollione)
1900 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Zizinia Aida (Radames)
1902 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Otello (Otello)
1904 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos I Vespri Siciliani (Arrigo)
1906 Rovereto Teatro Sociale Giovanni Gallurese di I. Montemezzi (Giovanni)
1908 Venezia Teatro Malibran Poliuto (Poliuto)
1910 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Tannhauser (Tannhauser)
1912 Foggia Teatro Dauno Otello (Otello)
1914 Como Politeama Lariano Pagliacci (Canio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Zonophone, USA
Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre addio   A-40107 A-522
I due Granatieri (Schumann) 24012    
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 24017    

Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita gioia with Vittoria Colombati 12665
Aida (Verdi): Si fuggiam da queste mura with Elvira Mmagliulo and Giovanni Novelli 24023 A-494

2 comments:

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

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  2. Thank you for the article.

    I am looking for the opera singer, Angela Cosentino, from Italy. She later married a Mr. Gasparet and moved to Kensington.

    Nothing on the web ��



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