Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 4, 2012

Franco Tumminello (Tenor) (Palermo 1880 - ?)




He studied singing in Rome under Antonio Cotogni and made his debut in 1911 at the Teatro Pergolesi of Jesi in ‘’Tosca’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Teatro Regio Torino Manon with Linda Cannetti (Manon), Edoardo Garbin (cavaliere Des Grieux), Giordano Paltrinieri (Guillot), Taurino Parvis (sergente Lescaut) and Silvio Queirolo (conte Des Grieux)

1913 Teatro Costanzi Roma Linda di Chamounix with Rosina Storchio (Linda), Gabriella Besanzoni (Pierotto),  Maria Alemanni (Maddalena), Giuseppe De Luca (Antonio), Ferruccio Corradetti (Boisfleury) and Giulio Cirino (prefetto)

1913 Teatro Costanzi Roma Tosca with Francisca Solari (Tosca), Mimo Zuffo (Scarpia) and Gualtiero Favi (Spoletta)

1920 Teatro Costanzi Roma La Bohème with Nera Marmora (Mimì), Luigia Pieroni (Musetta), Oddo Galeotti (Marcello), Arturo Pellegrino (Schaunard) and Felice Belli (Colline).

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Gramophone Milano, 8-4-1915
Complete Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) with Giorgina Ermolli and  Eugenio Perna 
Complete Traviata (Verdi) with Margherita Bevignani and Ernesto Badini 

Gramophone Milano, 8-4-1915
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Prelude and Siciliana 2-0252000 3022c


3 comments:

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

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  2. Hi, my name is Claudio Tumminello, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I need to have something about this tenor, who probably had a real parent whit my dear grandfather Julian , born in Sicilia around 1890. What a surprise when I could listen him in your Blog! Pleas if you know how I can buy a record , please contact me, eliseoclaudio@hotmail.com . Thanks for all.

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