Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 29, 2011

Vittorio Lois (Tenor) (Padova 1888 - Milano 1962)

He made his debut in 1912 at the Teatro Sociale in Crema in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. He was a member of traveling Italian opera societies. With this opera societies he sang in Australia and in Singapore. He also guested at  the Coliseo Recrejos in Lisbon (1929) and at the Royal Opera House in Malta (1923). In 1925 he appeared in the festival at the arena of Verona as Enzo in ‘’Gioconda’’. His career was impaired by a progressive eye complaint which led, in the end, to his complete loss of sight.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Milano Teatro Dal Verme  Boheme (Rodolfo)
1916 Melbourne Princess Theater  Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1918 Singapore  Opera House  Boheme (Rodolfo)
1920  Wellington Grand Opera House  Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1923 Sampierdarena Politeama Sampierdarenese Traviata (Alfredo)
1925 Amsterdam Hollande Schouwburg  Pagliacci (Canio)
1927 Brescia Teatro Grande    Trovatore (Manrico)
1929 Parma Politeama Reinach Trovatore (Manrico)
1931 Montecarlo Teatro del Casinò  Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1934  Trieste Politeama Rossetti Trovatore (Manrico)
1937  Rovigo Teatro Sociale  Traviata (Alfredo)
1939  Messina Cinema Impero Norma (Pollione)



HMV, Milano 1929-06-28
Aida (Verdi): Quest’assisa with Benvenuto Franci, Guglielmo Masini and Luisa Lucini DB1320 32-603

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-10-27
Trovatore (Verdi): Ah! si, ben mio 6054 168197 b
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 6054 168197 a

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-20
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): Allor che scorre with Massimo Andreoli and Albino Marone F 5603 172077 a
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): Troncar i suoi di with Massimo Andreoli and Albino Marone F 5603 172077 b

Fonotipia/Odeon, Milano 1930-03-21
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): Corriam, corriam 3762 168283 b
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): Ah! Matilde io t'amo with  Massimo Andreoli F 5604 172078 a

Fonotipia/Odeon, Milano 1930-03-22
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): O muto asil 3762 168283 a

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-26
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Brindisi F 5614 172105 b

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-27
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui Santuzza with Hilde Monti F 23001 XXPh 6595
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): No no Turiddu with Hilde Monti F 23001  XXPh 6597

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-29
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana F 5614 172105 a

1 comment:

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