Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 9, 2012

Nicola Fasciolo (Tenor) (Novi Ligure 1868 - Torino 1945)

He studied piano and organ, then also song in Turin. He never performed on the opera stages and appeared only in concerts. He excited big sensation as a soloist in the oratorios of the priest and composer Lorenzo Perosi. Together with the Mezzo-soprano Chiarina Fino-Savio and the baritone Giuseppe Kaschmann he counted as a leading interpreter of the works of Perosi. He sang in numerous churches in Italy, appearing also at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and in other italian opera stages in performances of oratorios. In 1902 he had a special success when he reported the tenor part in Perosi’s ‘’Risurrezione di of Cristo’’ at the cathedral of Siena. In December,1902 he sang in the Italian première of the oratorio ‘’San of Francesco’’ of Edgar Tinel in Milan and in Florence in ‘’Maria al Golgota’’ of Antonio Sonzogno together with Guerrina Fabbri. In 1912 he performed at the Teatro Regio in  Parma in the oratorio ‘’Judith’’ of  Arnaldo Furlotti. In 1904 together with the soprano Irma Monti-Baldini and the baritone Giuseppe Kaschmann he sang in Warsaw in Perosi’s oratorio ‘’Il Giudizio Universale’’. In 1919 he undertook as a soloist with the Società Polifonica Romana a big concert tour through the USA and Canada. From 1900 to 1940 he was the soloist of the Royal House and of the Cathedral in Turin. 

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Asti Teatro Alfieri La Resurrezione di Lazzaro di L. Perosi
1902 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Il Natale del Redentore di L. Perosi
1904 Padova Chiesa Il Giudizio Universale di L. Perosi
1906 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Mose' di L. Perosi
1909 Vienna Sanatorio Concerto
1912 Parma Teatro Regio Judith di A. Furlotti
1915 TorinoCinema Ambrosio Stabat Mater di G. Rossini
1921 Torino Basilica Stabat Mater di G. B. Pergolesi



Zonophone, Milano 1902 (early)
Lohengrin (Wagner): Racconto X-430

Anker, Torino? 1907/1908?
Forza del destino (Verdi) Solenne in quest'ora with Giovanni Albinolo 15252
Trovatore (Verdi) Di geloso amor with Giovanni Albinolo & Tina Alasia 12259
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle Anker 1036-I
Mattinata (Leoncavallo)  1045
Manon (Massenet): Sogno 1036
Madrigale (Su la lontana) (Simoette) 15022
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 15066
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 15068 
Tu non mi vuoi piu bene (Pini- Corsi) 2170 

1 comment:

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