Mar 17, 2012

Cristy Solari (Tenor) (Smyrna 1884 - Rome 1974)




He studied with Serafino Di Falco in Milan and made his debut in 1914 at the Teatro Andreani in Mantova as Arturo in ‘’Puritani’’. Already in 1915 he appeared at La Scala  in Milan as Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In 1916 Solari sang at the Teatro Chiarella in Turin in ‘’Rigoletto’’ and ‘’La Favorita’’. The next year, he guested in Parma performing at the Teatro Regio. After the First World War he developed the rest of his career primarily at Italian provincial stages (Bari, Catania, Cremona), then also in Turin (Teatro Regio) and Venice (Teatro La Fenice). In 1927 Solari appeared at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ and as Pinkerton in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. In 1926 he had big success at the Italian opera in Holland. In 1929 he made guest appearance in Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón) among other things in the première there of Giordano’s ‘’Il Re’’. In 1930 he sang again in Parma and Turin. That same year he geusted in Vienna where appeared as Pinkerton in Puccini’s ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In the 1931-1932 season and in 1938 he was staying at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. At La Scala Solary again performed in 1937 as Nadir in Bizet’s ‘'I Pescatori di perle’’. He retired from the stage in 1946.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Mantova Teatro Andreani Puritani (Arturo)
1915 Milan  Teatro La Scala Rigoletto (Duca)
1916 Turin Teatro Chiarella Favorita (Fernando)
1917 Parma Teatro Regio Rigoletto (Duca)
1927 Genoa Teatro Carlo Felice Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1929 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1931 Trieste Teatro Verdi la Vedova Scaltra di E.Wolf Ferrari
1932 Trieste Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1937 Milan La Scala Pescatori di perle (Nadir)
1938 Trieste Teatro Verdi Amelia al ballo di  G. Menotti

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Columbia, Milano 1930
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon D5697 WB1492
Martha (Flotow): M'appari D5698 WB1494
Puritani (Bellini): A te, o cara D5699 WB 1501
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome D57100 WB1509
Mignon (Thomas): Ah! non credevi tu D5697 WB1524
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tu che a'Dio D5700 DB1525
Werther (Massenet): Ah! non mi ridestar D11551 WB2871
Puritani (Bellini): Credeasi, misera D11551 WB2873
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido CQ352 WB3694
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) : Di pescatore ignobile CQ352 WB3695
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Se tanto in CQ370 WB3696

Columbia, Milano 1931?
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine un angiol di Dio GQX10064
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil GQX10067
Favorita (Donizetti): Pietoso al par d'un nume GQX10068
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Quanto e bella GQX10093
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima GQX10098
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Sogno soave e casto GQX10101
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra GQX10103
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Com'è gentil GQX10105

Columbia 1930’s
Fra mille donne tu (Losso-Valerio-Frati) DQ793
Cosa ne hai fatto del mio cuore (Barezi-Tibor-Marf) DQ793
Dimmi ancora che mi vuoi bene (Hollaender-Zorro) DQ810
Provincialina (Bracchi-Stothart-Ward) DQ2229
Fascino (Galdieri-Derewitsky) DQ2229
Partir (Jurmann-Kaper-Ramo) DQ939
Voglio Te (Mendes-Schor) Canzone Valzer DQ588
T' aspettero stasera (Bertini-Panseri-Schipa) MZ44
Wunder Bar Il re dei bar WB 4006
Wunder Bar Lisetta va alla moda WB 4005
Nuttata 'e sentimento (Capolongo-Cassese)
Munchita (Athas - Greco - Deretwitsky)
Dopo di me
Napolitana (Ummarino - Fiasconaro)



2 comments:

  1. What a very unique voice, sort of gently metallic.
    Glad I was able to listen to his recording.

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    1. Hello. Thanks. He is one of the best lyric tenors who performed on the italian opera stages from 1920-1940s.
      All the best
      Ashot

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