Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 26, 2011

Augusto Scampini (Tenor) (Garlasco 1880 - Barcelona 1939)




He studied at the Milan conservatory with del Fiume. Debuted in 1905 at Garlasco as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’. In 1907 he guested in Teatro de l'Opera, Buenos Aires in ‘’Hérodiade’’ of Massenet. In the same year he sang in Teatro Massimo, Palermo as Radames in ‘’Aida’’ and as Samson in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ of Saint-Saëns. Then he guested in the big theatres of Italy, Spain, South America and Russia with great success. In the 1910-11 season he appeared at La Scala in ‘’Simon Boccanegra’’ of Verdi and in ‘’Saffo’’ of Giovanni Pacini. In 1912 he sang at the Teatro Costanzi, Rome as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, in 1915 at Teatro Politeama, Pisa as Radames in ‘’Aida’’. In the 1913-14 season he sang at  the  German theatre,  Prague. The critics called him successor of Enrico Caruso. In 1916 he sang in Spain and in Santiago de Chile. In the First World War he announced himself voluntarily to the Italian army and lost in the fights his leg. His  career was finished and he worked in Barcelona as a pedagogue.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Garlasco Teatro Martinetti Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1906 Firenze Politeama Fiorentino  Trovatore (Manrico)
1907 Palermo Teatro Massimo Sansone e Dalila (Samson)
1908 Madrid Teatro Reale  Aida (Radames)
1909 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Aida (Radames)
1910 Madrid Reale  Aida (Radames)
1911 Firenze Politeama Fiorentino  Saffo
1912 Lisbona Coliseo Recrejos Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1913 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Otello (Otello)
1914 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1915 Padova Teatro Verdi Trovatore (Manrico)
1917 Santiago del Chile Teatro Municipal Otello (Otello)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1907
Forza del Destino (Verdi):  La vita e un inferno 2-52614 10793b
Forza del Destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno  2-52613 10792b
Ernani (Verdi): Come rugiada al cespite  2-52611  10794b
Trovatore (Verdi):  Ah! si, ben mio  2-52612 10826b
Ballo in Maschera (Verdi):   La rivedro  2-52615 10827b
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu se fedele  2-52616  10828b
Poliuto (Donizetti): Al suon dell'arpe with Cecilia David  54358 10851B
Juive (Halevy): Rachele allor che Iddio 052186 1271c
Juive (Halevy): Chi mi svela with Cecilia David  054178  1272c
Ricordanze (Vittadine) 052187 1274c
Huguentos (Meyerbeer): Dillo ancor with Cecilia David  054179 1275c

Gramophone, Milano 1908
Trovatore (Verdi): Deserto sulla terra  2-52689  11277b
Lombardi (Verdi): La mia letizia infondere 2-52690 11279‹b
Lohengrin (Wagner):  Da voi lontan  052264 1496c
Trovatore (Verdi):  Mal reggendo with Carolina Pietracewska 054211 1497½c
Jone (Petrella): O Jone di quest'anima 052245  1499‹c
Carmen (Bizet):  Il fior  052259 1550c

Pathe, Milano 1908?
Trovatore (Verdi):  Miserere with Celestina Boninsegna 84141  12507
Trovatore (Verdi):  Di quella pira  84142
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Figli miei 84143 10039
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Spezzi i ceppi 84144 10039
Otello (Verdi):  Niun mi tema    84145   10034 
Otello (Verdi):  Dio! Mi potevi scagliar 84146  10034
Aida (Verdi):  Nume custodi e vindici with Franco Fabbri-Boesmi 84147  12539
Saffo (Pacini):  Ah! Giusta pena 84149  10273
Africana (Meyerbeer):  O paradiso 84150  10273

Pathe, Milano 1912?
Fanciulla del West (Puccini):  Ch’ella mi creda  84188
Gioconda (Ponchielli):  Cielo e mar   84193 10040
Lohengrin (Wagner): Da voi lontan  84196  10041
Forza del Destino (Verdi): Le minacce, i fieri accenti P.I with Luigi Montesanto 84197 12513
Forza del Destino (Verdi): Le minacce, i fieri accenti P.II with Luigi Montesanto 86214 12513
Poliuto (Donizetti):  Al suon dell'arpe with Elvira Magliulo 86216 12515
Guillaume Tell (Rossini):  O muto asil  86224  10312
Otello (Verdi):  Gia nella notte densa with Giuseppina Baldassarre-Tedeschi 86249 12533
Trovatore (Verdi): Di geloso amor with Bianca Lenzi and Luigi Montesanto 84191

Pathe, Milano 1913 – 1916
Prophete (Meyerbeer): Re del cielo 86428  12533
Trovatore (Verdi): Ah, si, ben mio    86458   10326
Manon Lescaut (Puccini):  Guardate pazzo son 86459  10326
Otello (Verdi):  Esultate!  86485  10135
Otello (Verdi):  Ora e per sempre addio  86486  10135
Mme Sans-Gene (Giordano): Lassu in Alsazia with Giuseppina Baldassarre-Tedeschi 10321




















2 comments:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my Friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information.

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  2. Augusto's technique is ALIVE!! he was Nieto donaire's teacher and Nieto was Antonio Lopez's teacher (my teacher and Ramón Varga's teacher!!!)

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