Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 17, 2011

Eugenio Galli (Tenor) ( Torino 1862 - ?1910)


                                                                 Nerone

He began his career as baritone in 1887 in Teatro Politeama, Genoa singing the role of Count di Luna in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. He appeared at the same theatre also as Enrico in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ and as Rigoletto in Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’ together with famous soprano Emilia Corsi. He withdrew for a year from opera stages and made his debut as tenor at Carignano of Torino in the new opera ‘’Nestore’’ of R. Rasori. He performed in different italian opera stages with great success: as Alvaro in Verdi’s ‘’La Forza del Destino’’ (Faenza. 1889, Messina. 1890), as Manrico in Verdi’s ‘’Il Trovatore’’ (Padua. 1892, Genoa. 1894), as ‘’Otello’’ in Verd’s ‘’Otello’’ (Teatro Regio, Parma in 1895) and as Radames in Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’ (Teatro Politeama, Genoa in 1899). One of his best roles was Otello (Giuseppe Verdi). For the first time he sang the role of Otello at the Teatro Olimpo in  Rosario di Santa Fæ (1894) and repeated this role in many big Italian opera houses. He was connected with the brazilian composer Carlos Gomes friendly and appeared in 1893 in his opera ‘’Condor’’ at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa with great success.

Chronology of some appearances

1887 Genoa Teatro Politeama Trovatore (Count di Luna)
1888 Torino Carignano Nestore
1894 Rosario di Santa Fe Teatro Olimpo Otello (Otello)
1895 Parma Teatro Regio Otello (Otello)
1899 Genoa Teatro Politeama  Aida (Radames)
 
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Zonophone, Milano 1902
Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre addio X-1744

G&T, Milano 1902-11
Trovatore (Verdi):  Miserere 52408 2830b  
Otello (Verdi): Esultate...Ora e per sempre addio 52409 2831b


1 comment:

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

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