Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 27, 2011

Gaetano Tommasini (Tenor) (Salerno 1883 - ?)



                                                         Andrea Chenier



He made his debut in 1908 at the Teatro Civico in Saluzzo. Since approximately 1920,  he started to appear in USA no only in opera performances, but also in concerts. In a 1924 Boston broadcast of ‘’Il Trovatore’’,  the manager announced that the tenor couldn't continue after the second act and a messenger would be sent to get Gaetano Tommasini, to replace him.  Having heard the announcement in his hotel room, Tommasini arrived before the messenger left.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Saluzzo Teatro Civico Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1913 Venice Teatro La Fenice Fanciulla del West (Johnson)
1915 Roma Teatro Costanzi Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1918 Torino Politeama Chiarella Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1921 New York Teatro Lexington Aida (Radames)
1922 Los Angeles Philarmonic AuditoriumAida (Radames)
1924 Vancouver Teatro Orpheum Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1926 New Orleans Teatro Tulane Aida (Radames)
1927 Los Angeles Auditorium Aida (Radames)
1929 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Amica (Giorgio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Gramophone, Milano 1911-06-20
Traviata (Verdi): Che gli diro...Amami Alfredo with Claudia Muzio 54456 1165ah

Gramophone, Milano 1911-07-31
Africaine (Meyerbeer): O mia Selika with Rinalda  Pavoni 054334 362aj
Africaine (Meyerbeer): Dite piu bella imagine with Rinalda Pavoni 054332 365aj

Gramophone, Milano 1913-06-03
Ernani (Verdi): Uscite!...Vedi come il buon vegliardo with Mattia Battistini, Elvira Barbieri and Vincenzo Bettoni 054450 2813 ½c

Columbia, Milano 1913/1914
Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita luce with Andreian Beinat E1935 41832
Aida (Verdi): Vieni o diletto, appressati with Lia Remondini and Andreina Beinat E1935 41833
Aida (Verdi): Fuggiam da queste mura with Lia  Remondini D5571 41834
Aida (Verdi): O terra addio with Lia Remondini  E 2097 41838
Aida (Verdi): Su del Nilo with Andreina Beinat,  Lia Remondini, Vincenzo Bettoni and Luigi Baldassari  D5560 41836
Aida (Verdi): Nume, custode e vindice with Ester Toninello and Vincenzo Bettoni D 5562 41835
Faust (Gounod): Allor che lieve ebbrezza with  Eugenia Lopez Nuñes & Vincenzo Bettoni D4517 42063
Faust (Gounod): Permettereste a me with Gilda Dalla Rizza & Eugenia Lopez Nuñes D4517 42064 

Columbia, Milano
O sole, luna mare (Di Salvo) Columbia E 5241 59712

1 comment:

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

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