Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 26, 2011

Giuseppe Oxilia (Tenor) (Montevideo, Uruguay 1865 - Milan, Italy 1919)





He received his education in Italy. In 1885 he made his debut at the Teatro Lirico in Barcellona as Arturo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. He became famous as an interpreter of the title part in Verdi’s opera ‘’Otello’’. Beside Francesco Tamagno he counted as the best Otello of his time. He appeared as Otello at La Scala (1889) with Victor Maurel in the part of the Jago and in the première of the opera in 1887 at the Teatro Regio in Parma. He sang with great success in the big Italian stages, in Spain and South America. On 19. 11. 1890 he appeared as Otello in the opening night of the Teatro Argentina, La Plata (Argentina). After the withdrawal he devoted himself in teaching.

Chronology of some appearances

1885 Barcelona Teatro Lirico Gioconda (Enzo)
1888 Bologna Teatro Comunale Asrael (Asrael)
1889 Milan La Scala Otello (Otello)
1890 La Plata Teatro Argentina Carmen (Don Jose)
1892 Montevideo Teatro Solis Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1895 Pisa Politeama Favorita (Fernando)
1897 Novara Teatro Coccia Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1901 Monza Teatro Sociale Africana (Vasco)
1903 Milano Teatro Carcano Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Milano 1901-07
Aida (Verdi):  Morir si pura e bella   52317 403b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Fra poco a me ricovero  52321 404b

G&T, Milano 1902-03
Otello (Verdi):  Niun mi tema  52330  1628b
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo):  Vesti la giubba   52331 1629b
Rigoletto (Verdi):  La donna e mobile  52332 1630b
Rigoletto (Verdi):  Questa o quella 52333 1631b
Favorita (Donizetti):   Una vergine un angiol di dio   52334 1632b
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso  52361 1633b 
Traviata (Verdi):  De miei bollenti spiriti  52360 1634b 
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di all'azzurro spazio   52335 1635b

G&T, Milano 1902-04
Traviata (Verdi):  Libiamo  52274 4396
Traviata (Verdi):  Parigi, o cara  52275  4397
Luisa Miller (Verdi):  Quando le  sere al placido   52356 1771b
Mefistofele (Boito):  Dai campi, dai prati  52357  1774b

G&T, Milano 1902-11
Mefistofele (Boito):  Giunto sul passo estremo   52445 2833b

Fono Oxilia
Otello (Verdi):  Ora e per sempre addio 13




















1 comment:

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

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