Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 16, 2011

Enrico Roggio (Baritone) (Catania 1883 - Milano 1973)




He was born in Catany, Italy. Studied with soprano Elena Theodorini in Rome and with Nino Cairone in Milan. He made his debut in 1905 at the Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna as Schaunard in ‘’La Bohème’’ and then sang in the bigger Italian provincial stages. In 1911 he appeared with success at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. In 1915 he guested at the  Teatro Coliseo of Buenos Aires. The next year Roggio had  big success at the Teatro Nacional in Havana. He performed at the Teatro Lirico, Milan in the premiere of the opera ‘’Suona la ritirata’’ of Monleone (1916). He was also famous as talented actor. He withdrew from the opera stage in 1948. Since then he worked as a vocal pedagogue in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Ravenna Teatro Alighieri  Boheme (Schaunard)
1906 Prato Teatro Metastasio Boheme (Schaunard)
1909 Tunisi Politeama Rossini Fedora (De Siriex)
1912 Caltagirone Teatro Garibaldi Amico Fritz (David)
1914 Venezia   Tetro Rossini Gioconda (Barnaba)
1918 Genova   Politeama Genovese Tosca (Scarpia)
1920 Catania Teatro Bellini Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1922 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Aida (Amonasro)
1924 Havana   Teatro Nacional Aida (Amonasro)
1926 Genova   Teatro Carlo Felice  Manon (Lescaut)
1928 Milano Teatro La Scala  Oro Del Reno (Alberico)
1930 Milano Teatro La Scala  Crepuscolo Degli Dei (Alberico)
1932 Milano Teatro Carcano   Tosca (Scarpia)
1934 Venezia   Teatro La Fenice Il Finto Arlecchino di G.F.Malipiero (Trifonio)
1936 Parma Teatro Regio Francesca da Rimini (Giovanni)
1938 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
1940 Genova   Teatro Carlo Felice Sigfrido (Alberico)
1947 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Madama Butterfly (Yamadori)
1948 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo) 

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Lyrophon, Milano
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo):  Si puo?  J 132
Se Fossi! Melodia (Quaranta) J134
Rigoletto (Verdi):  Pari siamo  J 135
Gioconda (Ponchielli):  Barcarola  J 139
Serenata (Tosti) J145

HMV, Milano 1930-03-11
Otello (Verdi): Una vela!...Esultate! with Renato Zanelli, Guglielmo Masini and Nelo Palai DB1439 32-1406


3 comments:

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

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  2. Hi, I am the nephew of the great Enrico Roggio (www.roggio.it/Albero.htm) and I am interested to the CD with his/her songs and also to some photos. Thanks Paride.

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    1. Dear friend I have 4 recordings of Enrico Roggio. You can buy CD with 4 recordings of Enrico Roggio including recordings of other opera singers to complete one CD. I also can send some of his photos.
      All the best
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