Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 3, 2012

Augusto Barbaini (Tenor) (Pavia 1867 - ?)




Pupil of the teacher Cima he made his debut in 1896 at Comunale of Padua as Canio in Pagliacci. Leoncavallo  in a 1907 private letter, besides in a friendly way thanking the artist of the received regards, he declared to consider him the ideal interpreter of the role of Canio. In 1898 he sang in the premiere of the new opera Rina Ferrant of R.Trimarchi. In 1908 he interrupted the career because of serious family motives, the same that determined his withdrawall.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Padova Teatro Verdi Pagliacci (Canio)
1897 Parma Teatro Regio Pagliacci (Canio)
1898 Livorno Teatro Politeama Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1899 Brescia Teatro Grande Edmea di A.Catalani
1900 Brescia Teatro Grande Il Trillo del  Diavolo di S.Falchi (Tartini)
1901 Alessandria Teatro Municipale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Smirne Teatro Sporting Club Pagliacci (Canio)
1903 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Pagliacci (Canio)
1904 Cuneo Teatro Toselli Fedora (Loris)
1905 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Pagliacci (Canio)
1906 Firenze Politeama Nazionale Fedora (Loris)
1907 Venezia Teatro Rossini Pagliacci (Canio)
1909 Pavia Teatro Guidi Pagliacci (Canio)
1910 Roma Teatro Costanzi Pagliacci (Canio)
1911 Roma Teatro Apollo Fedora (Loris)


COMPLETE RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Milano 1907-06
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un grande spettacolo with Cigada, G. Pini-Corsi & Rosci 054153 1240c 
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio, non son 052164 1239c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco 052165 1242c 
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Finale with Giuseppina Huguet, Francesco Cigada, Gaetano Pini-Corsi and Ernesto Badini 054154 1242c

USA, Victor 1907-06
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Versa il filtro with Gaetano Pini Corsi, Francesco Cigada and Giuseppina Huguet 35175-A

1 comment:

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

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