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Aug 31, 2011
Umberto Sorrentino (Tenor) (Firenze 1883 - New York 1959)
In Italy, critics have delighted to tell their readers that Sorrentino is an artist who has the power to thrill one evening as ‘’Canio’’ in Pagliacci; on a second evening as ‘’Cavaradossi’’ in La Tosca, or as ‘’Nemorino’’ in Elisir d’Amore; again, on another occasion, to appear calmly on the unadorned platform of the concert hall and uplift the assemblage by his poetic rendition of songs. Sig. Sorrentino sings with dramatic fervour, his voice, ample in volume, has a suave quality and a legato that few tenors can boast of. He toured America from coast to coast, in opera and recital and appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras.
He was a great friend of Enrico Caruso
Personal representative: Elena de Sayn, 1728 N St., Washington, D. C.
A night of Grand Opera
Dr. Fitzgerald related the story of signor Umberto Sorrentino, a noted tenor, who claimed to be able to relieve the tightness in his throat by squeezing the lateral aspect of his forefinger and the thumb, as these points helped and governed the vocal cords.
Ontario College of Reflexology
History and Theory of Hand Reflexology
Chronology of some appearances 1902 Castelfiorentino Teatro Umberto I° Favorita (Fernando)
1906 Guatemala Teatro Colon Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1912 New York Lyceum Theater Concerto
1917 Passaic Auditorium Concerto
1918 Washington National Theater Racconti di Hoffmann (Hoffmann)
1919 Bridgeport High School Assembly Hall Concerto
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Victor, CamdenNJ 1911-06-20
son che (Pergolesi) 63323 B-10557
Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra
Elena (Gluck) : Spiagge amate 63323
Victor, CamdenNJ 1911-06-21
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parmi veder le lagrime 63324 B-10576