Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 6, 2011

Salvatore Pollicino (Tenor) (Porto Empedocle 1884 - Palermo 1961)


                                                                  Lohengrin


He studied at Palermo with Nino Santoro and made his debut in 1915 at the Teatro Biondo in Palermo as Alfredo in "La Traviata". In the same season he also sang the role of The Duke in "Rigoletto". Pollicino sang in Malta, at the Royal Theatre in Valletta in the 1920-1921 season making his debut as Turiddu in "Cavalleria Rusticana". During this season in Malta he also sang the tenor roles in ‘’Carmen’’, ‘’Lohengrin’’, ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’, ‘’La Traviata’’ and ‘’Tosca’’. In 1924 he performed in "Madama Butterfly" at the Teatro Nuovo di Castiglione (Ravenna)  In 1932 he performed in Milan, at the Teatro Carcano, "Cavalleria Rusticana" conducted by the author, Pietro Mascagni. The same year he sang the role of Folco in "Isabeau" in Sassari. In 1939 he inaugurated the RAI broadcastings in Palermo. He retired from the stage in 1942.

Chronology of some appearances

1916 Palermo Teatro Biondo Traviata (Alfredo)
1918 Palermo Teatro Biondo Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1920 Prato Teatro Metastasio Gioconda (Enzo)
1922 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 Lucca Teatro Del Giglio Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1926 Palermo Politeama Garibaldi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1928 Madrid Teatro De La Zarzuela Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)
1930 Palermo Politeama Garibaldi Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1932 Palermo Politeama Garibaldi Boheme (Rodolfo)
1935 Palermo Teatro Biondo Rigoletto (Duca)
1937 Palermo Teatro Biondo Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1940 Palermo Teatro Massimo Giulietta e Romeo di R.Zandonai (Gregorio)
1942 Palermo Teatro Massimo Lodoletta

RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 






Fonotipia, Milano 1924-09
Nerone (Boito): Ecco la Dea si china 74248 XXPh5448

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-16
Loreley (Catalani): Infranto ogni altro vincolo with Olga Guerrieri 152585 Pho 5400
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mare 152578 Pho 5401

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-19
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Si, fui soldato 152577 pho 5420

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-20
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai 152576 pho 5419
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio non son  152582 Pho 5424

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-21
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu, se fedele 152580 pho 5428

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-09
Nerone (Boito): Decurione! E invan mi danni! with Ines Lombardi B152595 Pho5449

Fonotipia, Milano 1925-10-02
Don Carlo (Verdi): Io l'ho perduta...Io la vidi 152709 pho 5683
Dejanice (Catalani): Mio bianco amor 152708 Pho 5682

Fonotipia, Milano 1927-05-11
Bohème (Leoncavallo): Testa adorata 168072 Pho5887
Werther (Massenet): Ah!  non mi ridestar 168095 Pho 5889
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) 168072 Pho5890

Fonotipia, Milano
Lampadina blu (Abbati)  83428


1 comment:

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

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