Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 9, 2012

Giuseppe Agostini (Tenor) (Verona 1870 - Abdington 1951)






In 1895 Agostini made his debut at the Teatro Municipale in  Alessandria. On 16. 5. 1898 he performed at the Walleck Theatre in  New York première of the opera ‘’La Boheme’’. In 1910 he appeared at the Teatro Massimo in  Palermo in the première of Mascagni’s opera ‘’Amica’’. He had his biggest success in North America where he appeared almost annually with the San Carlo Opera Company. In 1903 he substituted at the Metropolitan Opera for the ill Enrico Caruso in two performaces (as Rodolfo  in ‘’La Boheme’’ and as Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’). Still in 1921 he was active with the San Carlo Opera Company. Later he taught singing in Abington.

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Alessandria Teatro Municipale Traviata (Alfredo)
1898 New York Wallacke Theatre Boheme (Rodolfo)
1900 Cagliari Politeama Regina Margherita Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1902 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1904 Verona Teatro Ristori Boheme (Rodolfo)
1906 Brescia Teatro Grande Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1908 Havana Teatro Tacon Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1910 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Loreley (Walter)
1912 Londra Hyppodrom Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1914 Montreal Teatro Princess Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1916 Cedar Rapids Green's Opera House Aida (Radames)
1918 Edmonton Teatro Empress Pagliacci (Canio)
1920 Calgary Grand Theater Boheme (Rodolfo)
1922 Los Angeles Public Auditorium Boheme (Rodolfo)
1924 Philadelphia Teatro Metropolitan Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1928 Philadelphia Academy of Music Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1905-03?
Faust: (Gounod) Che fate qui signori with Ferruccio Corradetti and Oreste  Luppi 37037 Xm40
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai 37015 Xm59
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Oh, non v'avvicinate with Oreste Luppi  37042 Xm64
Gioconda (Ponchielli) Cielo e mar 37029 Xm34

Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1905-06?
Tosca (Puccini) E lucevan le stelle 37100 Xm258

1 comment:

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

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