Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Apr 30, 2012

Guglielmo Masini (Bass)




                                                             Mefistofele

Probably he made his debut in 1920. In 1923 he appeared at the Teatro Carcano in Milan as Mefistofele in ‘’Faust’’. The next year, he was in Malta where he sang in ‘’Rigoletto’’, ‘’Faust’’, ‘’Gioconda’’ and ‘’Boheme’’. In 1925 he guested in Bologna and sang at the Teatro Verdi in Verdi’s ‘’Forza del destino’’. Then he made guest appearances in Cairo and Nice. Masini finished his career probably in 1940.

Chronology of some appearances

1923 Milan Teatro Carcano Faust (Mefistofele)
1924 Malta Teatro Reale Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1925 Bologna Teatro Verdi Forza del destino (Padre Guardiano)
1926 Cairo Kursaal Dalbagni   Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1927 Cairo Kursaal Dalbagni   Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo)
1928 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Lucia di LAmmermoor (Raimondo)
1932 Cagliari   Teatro Civico   Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe)
1937 Ravenna  Teatro Alighieri Boheme (Colline)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 








HMV, Milano 1928-12-03
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ve' se di notte with Leonildo Basi, Giovanni Borghi and  Alida Vane  0254007 S 10050

HMV, Milano 1928-12-05
Favorita (Donizetti): Splendon più belle 0252006 S10054

HMV, Milano 1928-12-11
Trovatore (Verdi): Per me ora fatale with Apollo Granforte DB1220 2-054273

HMV, Milano 1929-06-28
Aida (Verdi): Quest’assisa with Vittorio Lois, Benvenuto Franci and Luisa Lucini DB1320 32-603

HMV, Milano 1930-03-12
Otello (Verdi): Una vela!... Esultate! With Enrico Roggio, Nelo Palai and Renato Zanelli DB1439 CM 1321-5

HMV, Milano 1930-04-08
Rigoletto (Verdi): Si, vendetta with Apollo Granforte  and Nunu Sanchioni DB 1449 32-1538

HMV, Milano 1930-04-16
Boheme (Puccini): Questa è Mimi with Piero Pauli, Nello Palai  and Leonida Basi DA1204
Mefistofele (Boito):  Forma ideal, purissima with Piero Pauli and  Maria Luisa Fanelli DB1440 32-1490

HMV, Milano 1928/1930
Trovatore (Verdi): Ora per me fatale with Benvenuto Franci  DB1262 2-054275




















Guglielmo Masini by Stampanoni

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