Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 22, 2011

Silvio Costa Lo Giudice (Tenor) (Paterno 1895 - Roma 1982)



He was the younger brother of the tenor Franco Lo Giudice (1893-1990) and relative of soprano Maria Giudice (1870-1953). He had during the 1930s a significant career in the big Italian opera theaters, appearing  also at La Scala and at the opera house of Rome. On 7. 3. 1934 he sang at La Scala in the premiere of the opera ‘’Il Dibuk’’ of  Lodovico Rocca. In 1937 he appeared at the Italian opera in Holland. In 1939 he sang at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples in the premiere of the opera ‘’Il Malato imaginario’’ of Jacopo Napoli. He was also successfully active as a concert singer. The singer who was married with soprano Maria Laurenti (1904) lived after ending of his career in Palermo.

Chronology of some appearances

1923  Messina Teatro Mastroieni Traviata (Alfredo)
1925 Torino Teatro Regio Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1926 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1927 Schio Teatro Civico Turandot (Calaf)
1928 Parma Teatro Regio Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1929 Parma Teatro Regio Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1930 Firenze Teatro Comunale Fidelio (Florestano)
1931 Novara Teatro Coccia I Pittori Fiamminghi di A. Smareglia
1932 Reggio Emilia Polietama Ariosto Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1933 Novara Teatro Coccia Boheme (Rodolfo)
1934 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1935 Schio Teatro Civico Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1936 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1937 Trieste Teatro Verdi IL Dibuk di L. Rocca (Hanan)
1938 Milano Teatro La Scala Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1939 Novara Teatro Coccia Notturno Romantico di R. Pick Mangiagalli
1940 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1941 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Boheme (Rodolfo)
1942 Trieste Teatro Verdi Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1944 Trieste Teatro Verdi Mefistofele (Faust)
1946 Catania Arena Argentina Boheme (Rodolfo)
1947 Messina Cine-Teatro della Fiera Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1952 Genova Teatro Augustus Tempo di Carnevale di G. Farina

RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 





Columbia, Milano
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vi di mai  DQ268 B1559
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Tra voi, belle   D 6109 B 2702
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia DQ 289 B2696
Turandot (Puccini): Non piangere, Liu  D 6109 B2647
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar  DQ 272 B3720

2 comments:

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

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