Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 30, 2011

Francisco Granados (Tenor) (Almodovar/Spain 1870 - ? 1946)




Approximately in 1894 Granados debuted at the Gran Teatro de Cõrdoba in a benefit concert for the tenor Rafael Bezares. He studied singing in Madrid, perfected his Italian and studied later in Russia where Angelo Masini advised him. He made his debut in Savona in 1896 at the Teatro Chiabrera singing Turiddu. On December 10th 1901 he appeared at the Teatro Reale in Madrid as Rodolfo in ‘’Boheme’’ with Eva Tetrazzini, Marino Aineto, Miguel Riera and Cleofonte Campanini. At the same theater on January 14th 1902, he sang in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ with Barrientos, Aineto and Verdaguer. In 1898 he sang at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia as Lohengrin.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Teatro Costanzi Roma "Lucia di Lammermoor" with Adelina Padovani (Lucia), Federica Casali (Alisa), Ettore Trucchi Dorini (Arturo), Angelo Filippini (Normanno), Mario Roussel/Titta Ruffo (Enrico Ashton) and Francesco Spangher (Raimondo)

1907 Teatro "Principe di Napoli Catania "La forza del destino" with Kate Rolla (Leonora), Ebe Garagnani (Curra), Antonio Armentano Anticorona (Don Carlo di Vargas) and Antonio Scarpinelli (Melitone).

1907 Teatro Principe di Napoli Catania "Il trovatore" with Ebe Garagnani (Leonora), Kate Rolla (Ines), Gilda Concettinelli (Azucena), Sandro Caccamo (Ruiz), Antonio Armentano Anticorona (conte di Luna) and Giuseppe La Rocca (Ferrando).

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Pathe, Milano 1907?
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso 84180

Gramophone, Milano 1908-05
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Vedeste Mistress Clark with Francesco Cigada, Giuseppe Quinzi –Tapergi and Francesco Federici 54390 11201b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Uh! L'orso wih Amina Santoro 54388 11220b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): La, la presso quel tavolo with  Amina Santoro 54393 11209b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Son certo ch'ei dorme 2-52688 11216b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): E finito, mio Dio with Francesco  Cigada 543941 1212b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Ah! Mistress with Francesco  Cigada  54396 11214b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Che parla mei with Francesco  Cigada 54395 11215b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Dacche sei giunto with Francesco Cigada and Giuseppe Quinzi-Tapergi   054235 1461c
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Skinner! Qui, voi stesso with Gaetano Pini-Corsi 054239 1463c
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Signore, vi presento with Giuseppe  Quinzi -Tapergi, Ines De Frate and Francesco Federici 054234 1465c
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Gli amici suoi perche with Francesco Cigada and Ines De Frate 054236 1470c

1 comment:

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

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