Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 11, 2011

Giovanni Chiaia (Tenor) (Rutigliano di Puglia 1894 - ?)




Monreal Stadium Friday Eve., Aug. 29th,  at 8.15

The Manhattan Opera Company from New York under the personal supervision of Maestro Alfredo Salmaggi, present for the first time in Monreal a colossal open air production of Aida with same cast as appeared Saturday Eve., Aug. 2, at Polo Grounds, New York, includes: Anna Lissetskaya, soprano; Lidia Van Gilder, contralto; Giovanni Chiaia, tenor; Edoardo Albano, baritone; Nino Ruisi, bass.

Giovanni Chiaia, dramatic tenor, engaged to sing the role of Radames in the mammoth open air production of Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’ at Polo Grounds last Saturday evening, comes directly from an engagement at La Scala, Milan, where he has been appearing under the baton of Toscanini for several seasons, singing many of the leading dramatic roles. Chiaia’s voice is said to be of brilliancy and power. In his ten years’ artistic career Chiaia has sung in La Scala, Milan; Teatro Colon, in Buenos Aires; Covent Garden of London; The Royal Opera, Madrd; San Carlo, Naples; Imperial Opera, Moscow, and Royal Opera, Vienna.

The Canadian Jewish Chronicle – Aug 15, 1930

Chronology of some appearances

1916 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)     
1924 Pisa Verdi Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1925 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Anna Karenina (Weonski)
1927 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Isabeau (Folco)
1932 Genova Politeama Genovese Pagliacci (Canio)
1942 Ancona Teatro Delle Muse Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 






Columbia, Milano 1929-08?
Norma (Bellini): Meco all’altar di Venere DQ 1186 B2652
Norma (Bellini): Me protegge, me difende  D 6106 b 2652
Iris (Mascagni): Or dammi il braccio tuo CQ 187 b 2659
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira  DQ 263 b 2667
Trovatore: Ah! si ben mio  D5220
Forza del destino (Verdi): La vita e inferno D5221
Ernani 9Verdi): Come rugiada al cespite  DQ 263 b 2673

Columbia, Milano 1930
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior che avevi a me tu dato CQ 355 B 3374
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia CQ187


1 comment:

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