Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 27, 2011

Emilio Ghirardini (Ghilardini) (Baritone) (Ferrara 1885 - Ferrara 1965)

He studied singing under Lelio Casini and made his debut in 1906 at  the Teatro Verdi of Trieste in ''Canticum Canticorum'' of E. Bossi. Later he moved with his family to Argentina. The first part of his career developed entirely in South America and he appeared a the Municipal Theatre of Santiago, Chile, also at the Municipal Theatres of Rio de Janeiro and Havana. He returned to Italy at the end of 1916, for military service, took part in the Great War and subsequently decided to continue his career in Italy. After the withdrawal, which occurred around 1950, dedicated himself to teaching. He was the teacher of Renata Scotto and Luis Alva.

 Chronology of some appearances

1906  Trieste Teatro Verdi Canticum Canticorum di E. Bossi
1910 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1913 Novara Teatro Coccia Forza del Destino (Carlo)
1918 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1925 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Aida (Amonasro)
1933 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Falstaff (Ford)
1937 Roma  Teatro dell'Opera Il Campiello di  E. Wolf  Ferrari (Cavalier Astolfi)
1940 Roma Eiar Le Donne Curiose di E. Wolf  Ferrari (Arlecchino)
1944 Rivarolo Teatro Ligure della Certosa Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1947 Genova Teatro Grattacielo Falstaff (Ford)



Columbia, Milano 1928/1929
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cheti cheti immantinente Part 1 with Salvatore Baccaloni D 5963 B 2255
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Part2 with Salvatore Baccaloni D 5963 B 2256

Columbia, Milano 1929
Wally (Catalani): T'amo ben mio D 6114  B 2691

Columbia, Milano 1931
Complete Fedora (Giordano) with Gilda Dalla Rizza, Antonio Melandri, Luba Mirella and Corrado Zambelli

1 comment:

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