Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 9, 2011

Renzo Minolfi (Baritone) (Palermo 1877 - Milan 1943)




His career happened primarily in the bigger Italian provincial stages. Probably his bast role was Don Carlo in ‘’La forza del destino’’ and he appeared in this role in Salerno, Parma, Bergamo, Padova and in  other theaters. In 1909 he created for Parma the role of Sharpless in the première of ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. After finishing his career Minolfi opened in Milan an agency for singers and helped many young artists.

Chronology of some appearances

1903-1904 Parma Teatro Regio La forza del destino with Carlo Cartica (Don Alvaro)
1904 Parma Teatro Regio Boheme with Angelo Santini (Rodolfo)
1904 Parma Teatro Regio Gli Ugonotti with Carlo Cartica (Raoul De Nangis)
1904 Parma Teatro Regio Faust with Carlo Cartica (Faust)
1909 Parma Teatro Madama Butterfly with Giuseppe Acerbi (Pinkerton)
1909 Parma Teatro Manon with Giuseppe Godono (Des Grieux)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1905
Trovatore (Verdi): Giorni poveri vivea with Ida Bergamasco and Cesare Preve 054061 572c
Rigoletto (Verdi): Si vendetta with Adele Rizzini 54271 7349b

G&T, Milano 1906-04-26/29
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parla siam soli... Tutte le feste al tempio  with Giuseppina Huguet 53480 8044b

G&T, Milano 1906-06?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Veglia o donna with Giuseppina Huguet 54306 8043b
Rigoletto (Verdi): Piangi fanciulla with Giuseppina Huguet 54307 8047½b

Victor, USA 1906-06?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Lassu in cielo with Giuseppina Huguet 68067 613c
Ernani (Verdi): Oh! Dei verd'anni miei 58344 8055b

Victor, USA 1906-11
Forza del Destino (Verdi):  Uniti in vita with Luigi Colazza 58352 855c
Lucia di Lammermoor: O sole piu rapido with Giuseppe Acerbi 62644 9361b
Rigoletto (Verdi) Cortigiani vil razza 16573B  9353½b

G&T, Milano 1906-11
Traviata (Verdi): Pura siccome un angelo (w. unnamed soprano) 2-52578 9354b

G&T, Milano
Pecheurs de perles (Bizet) Del tempio al limitar with Giuseppe Acerbi  054118 850c

G&T, Milano 1907-06?
Lohengrin (Wagner): Vendetta avro with Ines Salvador 54345
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Turiddu mi tolse l'onore with Clara Joanna 54335 10553b
Jana (Virgilio): O tu che piangi 2-52586 10666b


1 comment:

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

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