Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 2, 2011

Carmelo Alabiso (Tenor) (Nicosia 1886 - Milano 1966)



He studied singing under the pedagogue Tenaglia and made his debut in 1913 at the Teatro Sociale in Asola as Rodolfo in ‘’Boheme’’. In 1916 he appeared at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in the premiere of R. Leoncavallo’s opera ‘’Goffredo Mameli’’. From 1919 to 1920 he sang at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Dick Johnson in Puccini’s ‘’La Fanciulla del west’’. In 1919 he was to be found at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, where he appeared in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Vampa’’ by Ravelli. In 1923 he made his debut at La Scala as Baldo in the opera ‘’I Compagnacci’’ of  Riccitelli. Here he sang the part of Rinuccio in G. Puccini’s ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’ and Julien in ‘’Louise’’ of G. Charpentier under A. Toscanini. In  the 1927-28 season he appeared at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. In 1930 he performed at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in the première of the opera ‘’Dafni’’ of Giuseppe Mulè. In 1932 guested in the Italian opera in Holland. In 1934 he retired from the stage and worked as a pedagogue in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Pesaro Liceo Musicale Ebles di Provenza di V.Gibellini (Ebles)
1912 Brescia Chiesa Concerto
1913 Catania Teatro Bellini Isabeau (Folco)
1914 Como Teatro Sociale Isabeau (Folco)
1915 Cagliari Politeama Regina Margherita Fanciulla del West (Johnson)
1916 Firenze Politeama Fiorentino Isabeau (Folco)
1919 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1920 Roma Teatro Costanzi Gioconda (Enzo)
1921 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Fanciulla del West (Johnson)
1922 Genova Politeama Genovese Germania (Federico)
1923 Catania Teatro Bellini Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 Milano Teatro La Scala Gianni SchicchI (Rinuccio)
1925 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1926 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1927 Novara Teatro Coccia Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1928 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Resurrezione di F.Alfano (Dimitri)
1929 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Sly di E.Wolf Ferrari (Sly)
1930 Modena Teatro Municipale Fedora (Loris)
1931 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Dafni di G.Mulæ (Dafni)
1932 Roma Teatro Dell'Opera Francesca da Rimini (Paolo)
1933 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Fanciulla del West (Johnson)


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