Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 11, 2011

Giulio Crimi (Tenor) (Paterno 1885 – Rome 1939)



He studied in Catania with Adernò and made his debut in Palermo, as Manrico in ‘’Il trovatore’’, in 1910, later appearing in Treviso as Hagenbach in ‘’La Wally’’. He sang throughout Italy, Rome, Milan, etc., and created in Turin the role of Paolo in Zandonai's ‘’Francesca da Rimini’’ in 1914. That same year saw his debut in London, where he sang the role of Avito in the local premiere of ‘’L'amore dei tre re’’, at the Royal Opera House. In 1916, he made his debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His Metropolitan Opera debut took place in November 1918, as Radames in ‘’Aida’’, the following month (on December 14) he created the roles of Luigi and Rinuccio in the Puccini operas ‘’Il tabarro’’ and ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’. He remained at the Met until 1922, singing Rodolfo, Alfredo, Turiddu, Canio, Chénier, Milio. Other notable roles included; des Grieux, Alvaro, Walther, Vasco, etc. He retired from the stage in 1927, and taught in Rome, where he died. Amongst his pupils was Tito Gobbi

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Carmen (Don Jose)
1914 Madrid Teatro Reale Carmen (Don Jose)
1915 San Pellegrino Terme  Kursaal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Chicago Civic Opera House Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1916 Chicago Civic Opera House Boheme (Rodolfo)
1917 Chicago Civic Opera House Boheme (Rodolfo)
1919 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1921 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Boheme (Rodolfo)
1921 Citta del Messico Esperanza Iris Boheme (Rodolfo)
1922 Catania Anfiteatro Ganci Carmen (Don Jose)
1922 Chicago  Civic Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)
1923 Chicago Civic Opera House Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1924 San Paolo Teatro Municipal Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1926 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Andrea Chenier (Chenier)


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Vocalion (H&D), USA 1918/1919
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 50000
Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra… Morir si pura e bella with Rosa Raisa  52023

Vocalion, USA 1920 - 1924
Ninna nanna (Tirindelli)  60028
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai  60030
O sole mio (Di Capua) 60040
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 60030
Zaza (Leoncavallo): E un riso gentil 60017
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e  mobile 60035
Manon (Massenet): Sogno 60035
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 60049
Trovatore (Verdi):  Ah! si, ben mio 60049
L'ultima canzone (Tosti) 55003
Africana (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso 70026
Zaza (Leoncavallo): O mio piccolo tavolo  55006
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Rosa Raisa  55007
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil 52004
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with Marguerite D'Alvarez  52011
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Addio alla madre 70023
Aida (Verdi): O terra addio with Rosa Raisa  52043
Boheme (Puccini): Che gelida manina 70026
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): O quanti occhi fisi with Sundelius 52014


















 

1 comment:

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

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