Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 5, 2012

Ciro Formisano (Tenor) (Napoli 1888 – Napoli 1963)



He studied with Fernando De Lucia and made his stage debut at the beginning of the 1920s. Great interpreter of Neapolitan songs.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Napoli Teatro Bellini Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1912 Taranto Teatro Eden Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1921 Trapani Teatro Garibaldi Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1922 Scafati Aperto Rigoletto (Duca)
1924 Napoli Teatro Bellini Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1925 Napoli Teatro Bellini Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1926 Napoli Teatro Bellini Rigoletto (Duca)

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RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 





Columbia
'A Nnammurata d'o Surdato 14380-F
Parlame E Chiagne  14380-F
'A vela (Bovio-Frustaci) 60029-F 205731

Oken
 ‘E rrose d’a Madonna Ok 9380 W400152-B
Tu si’ spusata Oken Ok 9388 W400142-B

Phono Electro 
Parole facile (Enrico Buonafede)  E4592
Vuto 'e marinaro (Scala-Frustaci) with Wanda Formisano  E4592


2 comments:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.

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  2. We have a poster from a June 3rd Performance of Mater - Dolorosa (One act opera by Paolo Signore) at the Bayonne Opera House in New Jersey.

    Text:

    "The Famous Tenor; Cav. Ciro Formisano; King of the Neapolitan Songs will perform the Concert"

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