Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 31, 2011

Giovanni (Juan) Valls (Tenor) (Molnes/Barcelona 1872 - ? 1942)



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He was a pupil of Juan Goula in Barcelona. He appeared with success in Italian and Spanish opera houses. Valls arrived in Italy at the end of 1903 to substitute for Carlo Cartica in ‘’La forza del destino’’ at the Teatro Regio in Parma as a partner of the famous Eugenia Burzio. In 1906 he sang at the same theatre in the premiere of the opera ‘’Siberia’’ of Giordano. Since 1914 he started to appear on the opera stages as baritone.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Bologna/Arena Azeglio Trovatore (Manrico)
1904 Como/T.Cressoni Aida (Radames)
1904 Como/T.Cressoni Trovatore (Manrico)
1904 Matelica/T.Condominiale Aida (Radames)
1904 Parma/T.Regio Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1904 Reggio Emilia/T.Municipale Aida (Radames)
1905 Treviso/T.Sociale Eumen di F.Guglielmi (Oreste)
1906/5 Lugano/T.Apollo Gioconda (Enzo)
1906/5 Lugano/T.Apollo Trovatore (Manrico)
1906 Parma/T.Regio Siberia (Vassili)
1907 Tortona/T.Sociale Jana di Virgilio
1908/1 Novara/T.Coccia Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1908/1 Novara/T.Coccia Africana (Vasco de Gama)
1908/2 Ferrara/Tosi Borghi Aida (Radames)
1908/6 La Spezia/Politeama Duca di Genova Carmen (Don Josè)
1906/6 La Spezia/Politeama Duca di Genova Ernani (Ernani)
1908/9 Palermo/T.Biondo Pagliacci (Canio)
1908/10 Palermo/T.Biondo Carmen (Don Josè)
1908/10 Palermo/T.Biondo Norma (Pollione)
1909/1 Novara/T.Coccia Carmen (Don Josè)
1909/3 Pavia/T.Guidi Carmen (Don Josè)
1909 Genova/Politeama Sampierdarenese Norma (Pollione)
1909 Napoli/Politeama Giacosa Norma (Pollione)
1909 Napoli/Politeama Giacosa Ernani (Ernani)
1909 Napoli/Politeama Giacosa Africana (Vasco de Gama)
1910/2 Firenze/T.La Pergola La Vestale

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1904-11?
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Celestina Boninsegna 54056 2179L
Aida (Verdi): Fuggiam gli ardori with Celestina Boninsegna 054044 215m

Victor, USA 1904-11?
Forza del Destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno angli angeli 52407

G&T, Milano 1905
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 2-52476 2178L




















1 comment:

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

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