Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 18, 2011

Emilio Perea (Tenor) (Milan 1884-?1946)

Restored by me

He studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi and with Nino Cairone in Milan. In 1904 he made his debut at the Teatro Sociale in Varese in Donizetti’s ‘’Linda di Chamounix’’. Then he sang in Brescia and Palermo (Teatro Massimo). In 1907 he married the italian soprano Fausta Labia (1870-1935). He guested during the following years at the big Italian opera stages, also appearing at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona. In 1906 he performed in Circo Orrin, Mexico City. In South America he guested in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. In 1907 he sang at the Teatro San Carlo, Lisbon in Leoncavallo’s ‘’Zaza’’. In 1910 he appeared at the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’. In 1911 he made guest appearance at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples as an Araquil in ‘’La Navarraise’’ of Massenet and as Giorgio in ‘’Marcella’’ of Giordano. In 1913 Perea was in Rio de Janeiro, where he perfomed in ‘’Lohengrin’’ and ‘’Mefistofele’’ of Boito. In the same year, he sang at  Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa  again as Lohengrin, in 1914 at the Teatro Costanzi as Parsifal. In 1916 Perea appeared with success at La Scala in Milan as Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. He retired from the stage in 1926.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Varese Teatro Sociale  Linda di Chamonix (Visconte)
1906 Mexico City Circo Orrin Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1907 Palermo Teatro Massimo Traviata (Alfredo)
1907 Lisbon Teatro San Carlo Zaza (Millo)
1910 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Faust (Faust)
1911 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1913 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1916 Milano Teatro La Scala  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1918 Genova Politeama Genovese Linda di Chamonix (Carlo)
1920 Napoli Politeama Giacosa Manon (De Grieux)
1922 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1924 Biella Teatro Sociale Iris (Osaka)
1926 Milano Teatro Carcano Sonnambula (Elvino)



G&T, Milano 1904-12
Arlesiana (Cilea):  Lamento di Federico 52179 2365L
Forza del destino (Verdi): La vita è un inferno 52189 2374L
Ideale (Tosti) 52186 2371L

G&T, Milano 1905-08?
Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti): Quant'e bella 2-52419 7056b
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Esulti pure la barbara with Emma Trentini 54253 7058b
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima 052094 494c

Victor, USA 1905-08?
Sonnambula (Bellini):  Prendi l'anel ti dono 62092 6982b

G&T, Milano 1905-11?
Traviata (Verdi):  Parigi, o cara with Adele Rizzini 54270 7346b
Traviata (Verdi):  De miei bollenti spiriti 052112 556c
Traviata (Verdi): Libiam libiamo (Brindisi) with Adele Rizzini 54272 7553b

Victor, USA 1905-11?
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini):  Pace e gioia with Antonio Pini-Corsi 52569 7351b

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-06-19
Marcella (Giordano):  No, non pensarci piu 92837 Xph 4732

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-06-21
Marcella (Giordano):  O mia Marcella 92838 xph4743
Lohengrin (Wagner): Se in campo avrò with  Fausta Labia 92863 XPh4741

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-11-06
Tosca (Puccini):  E lucevan le stelle 92857 Xph 4770
Tosca (Puccini):  Recondita armonia 92858 Xph 4771
Zaza (Leoncavallo):  E un riso gentil 92862 XPh 4772

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-11-18
Mefistofele (Boito):  Lontan, lontan with Fausta Labia 92864 XPh 4737
Zazа (Leoncavallo): Mai piu, Zazа 74172 XXPh4778

Fonografia Nazionale, Milano 1925?
Lohengrin (Wagner): Cigno fedel 2124
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) Tu che a Dio 2125

1 comment:

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