Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 21, 2011

Giuseppe (Jose) Torres De Luna (Bass)




Probably he was born around 1870 in Spain and made his debut there.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Madrid  Teatro Buen Retiro Gioconda (Alvise)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Favorita (Baldassarre)
1900 Madrid  Teatro Buen Retiro Boheme (Colline)
1901 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1901 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Colline)
1903 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Colline)
1904 Valencia Teatro Principal Boheme (Colline)
1904 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Boheme (Colline)
1906 Cittа del Messico  Teatro Principal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Boheme (Colline)
1907 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Rosario di Santa Fe  Teatro Colon Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Bucarest  Teatro Nazionale  Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1907 Bucarest  Teatro Nazionale Ernani (Silva)
1908 Puebla  Teatro Variedades Boheme (Colline)
1909 Il Cairo  Teatro Khediviale Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1909 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Boheme (Colline)
1910 San Paulo  Politeama Germania (Stapp)
1913 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Loreley (Rudolfo)
1914 Madrid  Teatro Reale Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1915 Parma  Politeama Reinach Lohengrin (Enrico)
1915 Barcellona  Teatro Tivoli Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1915 Madrid  Teatro De La Zarzuela Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1915 Palma di Majorca  Teatro Principal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1915 Barcellona  Teatro Olimpia Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1915 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Linda di Chamonix (Prefetto)
1917 Madrid  Teatro Reale Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1918 Malaga  Teatro Cervantes Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1918 Siviglia  Teatro San Ferdinand Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1918 Bilbao  Campos Eliseos Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1918 San Sebastiano  Teatro Victoria Eugenia Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1921 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Ernani (Silva)
1922 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1922 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1923 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1924 Garlasco  Teatro Martinetti Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1905-08?
Ernani (Verdi): Oro quant’oro with Luigi Colazza and Maria Bernacchi 54260 7050b
Ernani (Verdi): A te scegli with Luigi Colazza 054047 490c
Ernani (Verdi): Ferma, crudele with Luigi Colazza and Maria Bernacchi 054046 491c

Victor, USA 1905-08?
Favorita (Donizetti): Splendon piu belle in cielo (w. chorus) 68061

G&T, Milano 1906-05
Faust (Gounod): O del ciel (Trio finale) with  Huguet & Lara 54298 8041b
Faust (Gounod): Signor, accoglie la preghiera 054087 611½c
Faust (Gounod): Rammenta i lieti di with Giuseppina Huguet 054088 612




















2 comments:

  1. Quite sad to notice that the portuguese Opera Teatro de S. Carlos is mentioned a lot in the discography poste here. It is one of the greatest opera venues you can set foot on, is now quite far from the old splendor, where it used to be a place of high importance, almost as a career mark for any opera singer.
    Nowadays it struggles to keep the doors open, and the 2011-2012 will probably be the last opera season at S. Carlos.
    Apart from the off-topic, One can only wonder how can this voice keep anonymous, while "lesser" voices got contracts.
    As in any other field, the world of musica can be a cruel stepmother for those who aren't in the right time at the right place.

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

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