Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 14, 2012

Gennaro De Tura (Tenor) (Naples 1875 - Milan 1939)



He made his debut in 1903 at the Teatro Verdi in Brindisi as Alfredo in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1905 De Tura performed at the Teatro Comunale of Reggio di Calabria in ‘’Fedora’’ of Giordano. In 1906 he guested at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in the première of the opera ‘’La Figlia di Jorio’’ of Franchetti. He took part in South America tour under the composer Pietro Mascagni. In 1910 he sang at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires as Pollione in ‘’Norma’’ and as Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, during of the same year he also appeared in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile, in 1914 he made guest appearance in the opera of Havana (Teatro Paynet) as Radames in ‘’Aida’’, as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, as Riccardo in Verdi’s ‘’Un Ballo in maschera’’ and again as Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. In 1912 he appeared in London (Kingsway Theatre) again as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, in 1913 and 1916 he guested at La Scala in Milan as Radames in ‘’Aida’’. In 1919 he sang at  the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa where he helped in the premiere of the opera ‘’Alba Eroica’’ of Monleone. During of his career De Tura performed also in Monte Carlo (1909), Lisbon (1909), Turin (1907), Palermo (1908), Parma (1911), Genoa (1912), Rome (1918), Barcelona. Later he was active as a teacher. His son Manrico de Tura (1903-86) was active as a conductor in Italy like in South America. The second son, Fausto de Tura (1907-77), worked as a director and theatrical figure.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Teatro Verdi Brindisi  Traviata (Alfredo)
1905 Teatro Comunale Reggio di Calabria Fedora (Loris)
1906 Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa La Figlia di Jorio di A. Franchetti (Aligi)
1910 Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires Norma (Pollione)
1912 London Kingsway Theatre Trovatore (Manrico)
1913 La Scala Milan  Aida (Radames)
1914 Teatro Paynet Havana Aida (Radames)
1916 La Scala Milan Aida (Radames)
1919 Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa Alba Eroica di D.Monleone
1923 Roma Teatro Adriano  Pagliacci (Canio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1907-06?
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Fior di giaggiolo with Calara Joanna and Ines Salvador 54334 10547b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Veranno a te with Giuseppina Huguet 54341 10550b
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Viva il vino (w. chorus) 2-52594 10607b
Jery e batly (Romano): O sole mio tesoro 2-52603 10625b
Jery e batly (Romano): Del mio prato 2-52605 10631b
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): No no Turiddo with Clara Joanna 054143 1191c
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui, Santuzza with Clara Joanna 054142 1201c
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): A voi tutti salute with Francesco Cigada 054144 1206c

Gramophone, Milano 1908
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi dai prati 2-52670 11196½b

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-03
Bohème (Puccini): O Mimì, tu più with Ernesto Badini 54398 13045b

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-06
Boheme (Puccini): Mimi e una civetta with  Laura Mellerio and Ernesto Badini 054242 1961c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-10
Mefistofele (Boito): Folletto, folletto with Gaudio Mansueto 54408 13074b
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Assassini with Ernesto Badini & chorus 054241 1969c
Faust (Gounod):  La vaga pupilla  76019 1970c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-16
Mefistofele (Boito): Lontano, lontano with Giuseppina Huguet 54399 13086b
Mefistofele (Boito): Amore o mistero with Giuseppina Huguet and chorus 054265 1783c

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-08
Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo with Valentina Bartolomasi 7-54014 4156ah
Aida (Verdi): Si, fuggiam with Valentiona Bartolomasi and Matteo Dragoni 2-054111 883aj

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-18
Otello (Verdi): Sì pel ciel with Matteo Dragoni 7-54013 4161ah


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