Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 13, 2012

Antonio Fassino (Tenor) ( Piobesi Torinese 1874 - Padova 1913)




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He sang in the chorus of Milan and Turin. He started his career as baritone. later he switched to tenor, making a second debut at the Politeama Armandi in Asti as Pollione in ‘’Norma’’. It Happened in 1902. In 1904 he performed at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo as Alvaro in ‘’La forza del destino’’. In 1906 he undertook a big South America tour with very successful appearances in Montevideo (Teatro Solis) and Rio de Janeiro (Teatro Victoria). In 1908 together with P. Mascagni’s opera troupe he presented composer’s new opera ‘’Amica’’ in different Italian theatres – Genova (Politeama Genovese), Roma (Teatro Costanzi), Trieste (Politeama Rossetti), Verona (Teatro Ristori). In 1907  Fassino sang at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in  Giordano’s ‘’Andrea Chenier’’. The singer who was married since 1907 with the soprano Giuseppina Cinzano coming from Turin died in 1913 suddenly during an engagement in Padua.

 Chronology of some appearances

1902 Asti Politeama Armandi Norma (Pollione)
1904 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1906 Montevideo Teatro Urquiza Aida (Radames)
1906 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Victoria Guarany (Pery)
1907 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1908 Genova Politeama Genovese  Gloria di A.Cilea (Lionetto)
1908 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Gloria di A.Cilea (Lionetto)
1908 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Amica (Giorgio)
1908 Verona Teatro Ristori Amica (Giorgio)

 RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Columbia, Milano 1907/1908
Trovatore (Verdi): Deserto sulla terra D 4365  10671
Lohengrin (Wagner): Da voi lontan D4365  10672
Forza del destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno 
Norma (Bellini): Me protegge D4175 10673

Columbia, Milano 1909?
Andrea Chenier (Giordano):  Improvviso D9212 10845
Aida (Verdi): Morir si pura e bella D9204  10847
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Maria Ivanisi D4306 10850
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Come un bel di di maggio D 9212 10862


1 comment:

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

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