Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 14, 2012

Władysław Florjański (Tenor) (Lviv, Ukraine 1854 – Lviv, Ukraine 1911)



                                                            Tannhauser

The real name of this forgotten polish tenor was Florian Koman. He studied at the Academy of Lviv with A. Suvestr and made his debut in 1884 at the Opera Theatre of Lviv as Janusz in ‘’Palestran’’ of Millocker. He performed on the opera stages of Lviv up to 1886, then he moved to Prague, where he was engaged by the National Theatre. He appeared in this theatre from 1886 to 1898 and only in 1898 Florjanski finally was engaged by the Grand Theatre of Warsaw where he stayed untill 1906. In 1906 he joined as a singer and Director the Opera Theatre of Lviv and remained there until the end of life. He sang also in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna. Florjanski was a highly successful interpreter of Wagner roles (Tannhauser, Lohengrin).

Chronology of some appearances

1884-1886  Lviv Opera House
1886-1898 Prague Opera House
1898 Warsaw Grand Theatre

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 







G&T, Warszawa 1901-11?
To był sen, Pieśń (It was a dream) (Lassen) 22753 1800g
Skowroneczek śpiewa (The lark is singing) (Noskowski) 22754 1801g
Halka (Moniuszko): I ty mu wierzysz (And you still trust him) 22956 1850g
Otce, otce nas i Prisvalo jen selilo (Narodowe piosnki czeskie) 72643 1853B

Zonophone, Praha 1901
Prstynek (A. L. Vymetal) X-102620

Odeon, Praha 1904
Prodana nevesta (Smetana): Aria 8512 V 467
Dalibor (Smetana): When Zdenek mine 8596 V 469
Prstynek (A. L. Vymetal) 8597 V 500
Zu mou milou od oltare (-) 8560

1905-03-01
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Arie Lenskýho 38539

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