Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 21, 2011

Luigi Manfrini (Bass) (Milan 1880 - Milan 1931)





He began his stage activity in 1910 in Italy. In 1914 he guested at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires where he took over, nevertheless, only smaller roles. He sang on 4. 8. 1914 at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in the premiere of the opera ‘’Il sogno di alma’’ of Carlos Lopez Buchardo, likewise in 1914 as Titurel in the première of the ‘’Parsifal’’. In 1920 he appeared at the Politeama Genovese in Genoa in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In 1920 he guested at the festival in the arena of Verona as Ramphis in ‘’Aida’’. At Covent Garden in London he sang in 1926 (as Ramfis in ‘’Aida’’) and in 1930. Occasionally he appeared in the big opera stages in Italy. In 1930 he fallen ill hard and had to give up his career.

 Chronology of some appearances

1914 Teatro Colon Buenos Aires Loreley (Margravio)
1920 Genova Politeama Genovese Lucrezia Borgia (Alfonso)
1920 Verona Arena Aida (Ramfis)
1926 London Covent Garden Aida (Ramfis)
1929 London Covent Garden Boheme (Colline)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Fonotipia, Milano 1912?
Lombardi alla prima crociatta (Verdi): Gran trio P1 with Carlo Albani  and Fernanda Chiesa 1813, 1913
Lombardi alla prima crociatta (Verdi): Gran trio P2 with Carlo Albani  and Fernanda Chiesa 1813, 1913

Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1912?
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Chi mi frena with Gilmo Zampieri and Filippo Biancofiore 110355
Trovatore (Verdi): Perché piangete? with Albani, Chiesa & Biancofiore X110331 Xm1791
Trovatore (Verdi): E' questo un sogno, un' estasi with Albani, Chiesa & Biancofiore X110332 Xm1792

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-04
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Piff paff 152593 pho 5376
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Signor difesa e scudo 152593 pho 5376

Fonotipia, Milano 1924-02-07
Salvator Rosa (Gomez): E il foglio io segnerò 152586 Pho5381
Salvator Rosa (Gomez): Di sposo di padre 152587 Pho5382

Columbia
Puritani (Bellini): Il  rival salvar tu dei with Cesare Formichi D 4934 70571
Puritani (Bellini): Suoni la tromba with Cesare Formichi D 4934 70572
Lohengrin (Wagner): O  re del cielo D 9418 70625

HMV, Milano 1928
Complete Boheme (Puccini) with Aristodemo Giorgini, Ernesto Badini, R. Torri, Thea Vitulli and Aristide Baracchi


1 comment:

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

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