Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 28, 2011

Gaetano Pini-Corsi (Tenor) (Zara 1860 - ?)



                                                 Goro in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’

He debuted probably in 1881 in Empoli as Ernesto in ‘’Don Pasquale’’ of Donizetti. In 1886 at the Teatro Comunale in Catania he appeared as Elvino in Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. Later he specialized in comprimario roles and was known as a Mime, David and Cassio. From 1892 to 1906 Pini-Corsi appeared frequently as a guest at La Scala. In 1899 he sang there as David in ‘’Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’’ and also created the role of Mime in the Italian première of ‘’Siegfried’’. On 17. 2. 1904 he sang the role of Goro at La Scala in the premiere of Puccini’s ‘’Madame Butterfly’’, In 1907 he took part at the Teatro Comunale  in Bologna in the premiere of I. Montemezzi’s ‘’Paolo e Francesca’’. In 1912 he appeared at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Still in 1923 he performed at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Goro in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ and sang at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Mime in ‘’Siegfried’’. He retired from the opera stage approximately in 1930. His brother Antonio, was a successful operatic baritone.

Chronology of some appearances

1884 Madrid Teatro Reale Crispino e la Comare (Contino)
1886 Catania Teatro Comunale Sonnambula (Elvino)
1888 Genova Politeama Genovese Il Pipele' di S.A.De Ferrari
1890 Napoli Teatro Sannazzaro Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1892 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1894 Rosario di Santa Fe Teatro Olimpo Faust (Faust)
1896 Caracas Teatro Municipal Faust (Faust)
1898 Pavia Teatro Fraschini Papa' Martin di A.Cagnoni (Armando)
1900 Piacenza  Politeama Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1902 Bergamo  Teatro Sociale Linda di Chamonix (Carlo)
1904 Milano Teatro La Scala Madama Butterfly (Goro)
1906 Milano Teatro La Scala Falstaff (Bardolfo)
1908 Macerata Teatro Societ  Filarmonica Il Maestro di Cappella di A.Paer (Benedetto)
1910 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Tosca (Spoletta)
1912 Buenos Ayres Teatro Colon Don Pasquale (Notaio)
1914 Boston Opera House Otello (Cassio)
1917 Madrid Teatro Reale Tosca (Spoletta)
1919 Cesena Teatro Comunale Andrea Chenier (Abate/Incredibile)
1921 Gorizia Teatro Verdi Madama Butterfly (Goro)
1923 Palermo Teatro Massimo Sifgrido (Mime)
1925 Torino Teatro Regio Sigfrido (Mime)
1927 Russi Teatro Comunale   Madama Butterfly (Goro)
1929 Parma Teatro Regio Salome' di R.Strauss (Giudeo)
1931 Fermo Teatro Dell'Aquila Fanciulla del West (Nick)
1932 Reggio Emilia  Politeama Ariosto Tosca (Spoletta)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 





G&T, Milano 1903-11/12
Siberia (Giordano): O mia bella with Giuseppe de Luca, Oreste Gennari and Vittorio Pozzi-Camolla 054039 Con749

Victor USA, 1906-12?
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): E' rimasto là with Linda Brambilla, Antonio Pini-Corsi and Augusto Scipioni  52458 9554b

G&T, Milano 1907-06
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Aitalo, Signore! with Francesco Cigada, Giuseppina Huguet and Antonio Paoli 054157 1230½c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo):  Finale with Francesco Cigada, Giuseppina Huguet, Antonio Paoli and Ernesto Badini 054158 1231c

G&T, Milano 1907-06/07
Traviata (Verdi): Alfredo Alfredo with Ernesto Badini and Giuseppina Huguet 054167 1251c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Versa Il Filtro with Francesco Cigada, Giuseppina Huguet and Antonio Paoli 054155 1245c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un grande spettacolo with Cigada, Barbaini & Rosci 054153 1240c

Victor USA, 1907-06/07
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Guarda, Don Bartolo with Antonio Pini-Corsi, Ernesto Badini and Josephina Huguet 63171 10638b

Odeon, Milano 1908?
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Linda si ritiro 37657, Xm1049
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Se tanto in ira 37658, Xm 1057

Gramophone, Milano 1908-05
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): John dite che ci apprestino with Giuseppe Quinzi-Tapergi, Amina Santoro and Ines De Frate 54391 11203b
Chatterton (Leoncavallo): Skinner! Qui, voi stesso with Francisco Granados 054239 1463c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-12
Sigfrido (Wagner): Canzone della fucina 052273  1882c


1 comment:

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

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