Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 31, 2011

Vittorio Arimondi (Bass) (Saluzzo 1861 - Chicago 1928)





He made his debut (1883) at Varese in Gomes's ‘’Il Guarany’’. He made his first La Scala appearance (1893) as Sparafucile in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In that same year he created the role of Pistol in the world premiere of Verdi's ‘’Falstaff’’. He then traveled to London to appear for three seasons at Covent Garden (1894-96). He sailed to New York and made his Metropolitan Opera debut (7 Dec 1896) as Ferrando in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. He spent several seasons at Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera where he was Arkel in the American premiere of ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’. He spent the last twenty years of his life in the United States but during that time he made appearances in Poland and in Russia, where this postcard originates.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Cristoforo Colombo (Roldano)
1896 Varese  Teatro Sociale Boheme (Colline)
1896  Bologna  Teatro Comunale Boheme (Colline)
1897 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice  Boheme (Colline)
1899  San Pietroburgo  Conservatorio Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1900  Mosca  Teatro Imperiale Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1900  Berlino  Kroll Theater Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1902 Berlino  Teatro Kroll Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1902 Praga  Teatro Reale  Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1904 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1904 Londra  Teatro Covent Garden Boheme (Colline)
1905 Londra  Teatro Waldorf Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe)
1905 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Colline)
1906 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1907 New York  Manatthan Opera House Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1907 New York  Manhattan Opera House  Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1909 Philadelphia  Opera Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1916 Roma  Teatro Adriano Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, London 1904-11-21
Bohème (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 52182 6264b
Faust (Gounod): Tu che fai l'addormentata 52183 6265b
Ebrea (Halevy): Se oppressi ognor 052082 435c

Columbia, New York 1907-04-13

Simon Boccanegra (Verdi): Il lacerato spirito D 16958  M-148
Requiem (Verdi) Confutatis (date) Columbia 30100  
Mia sposa sarа la mia bandiera (Rotoli) 30111 A5002


1 comment:

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

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