Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 8, 2011

Francesco Bravi (Tenor) (1872? - ?1906)

Probably he made his debut in 1898 at the Teatro Metastasio in Regio in ‘’La figlia di Jorio’’ of Guglielmo Branca. During of his short career he appeared not only in Italy, but also in Odessa, Egypt, Santiago del Cile, Lisbon, London and Madrid. In some opera performances he sang with his wife, soprano Linda Cannetti. For example in 1899 in ‘’Lohengrin’’ at the Teatro Civico in Cagliari and in 1900 at the same Teatro Civico in Cagliari as Rodolfo in ‘’Boheme’’ of Puccini. Unfortunately he died young from severe uricemia.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Regio Teatro Metastasio  La figlia di Jorio (Guglielmo Branca)
1899 Cagliari Teatro Civico Lohengrin (Richard Wagner)
1900 Cagliari Teatro Civico Boheme (Giacomo Puccini)



Zonophone, Milano 1902-09?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella  X-1770
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sull passo estremo  X-1771
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso  X-1772
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile  X-1773



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

  2. Thank you for the informations.
    Patrizia Bravi