Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 24, 2011

Ignazio Oddo (Tenor) (Palermo 1873 - ?)




He made his debut in 1894 in Pistoia. In 1895 he appeared at the Teatro Nazionale in Catania in the premiere of the opera ‘’Mariedda’’ as Piero (composer Gianni Bucceri).

At the second performance of ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor", in which Signor Oddo, the new tenor appeared, Caruso decided to be present in order that he might see for himself what would happen.

And standing there, I was unwillingly compelled to see this young tenor (who had a very beautiful voice) led from the stage.

Pierre V. R. Key.  Enrico Caruso

Chronology of some appearances


1894 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini Forza del Destino (Don Alvaro)
1897 Noto Teatro Epicarmio   Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1899 Reggio Calabria  Teatro Comunale Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1901 Catania Politeama Pacini Trovatore (Manrico)
Giovedi 24  Luglio 1902 Teatro Bellini Pagliacci
Venerdi 25 1902 Teatro Bellini Pagliacci
1903 Brescia Teatro Guillaume Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1905 Catania Teatro Bellini Aida (Radames)
1909 Philadelphia Chestnut Street Theater Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE



 





G&T, Milano 1903
Ernani (Verdi): Come rugiada al cespite 52290  Con62
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un grande spettacolo 52849  Con64
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 52850 Con66
Norma (Bellini): Me protegge 52807 Con68  
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Serenata 52809 Con70

Odeon, Milano 1906?
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pronti i destrier 37270
Poliuto (Donizetti): Dell'iniqua, del protervo 7125



1 comment:

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

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