Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Apr 20, 2012

Jesus De Gaviria (Tenor) (San Sabastian 1896 - San Sabastian 1975)





His real name was Jesús Aguirregaviria Onaindia. He studied in Madrid with the tenor Luis Iribarne. He made his debut in 1919 at the Lirico in Milan in ‘’Pagliacci’’. He was married with to the Spanish soprano Fidelia Campigna Ontiveros (Note: Campiña (father family name) and Ontiveros (mother family name). In the first years of her career she was billed as Fidela Campina De Alcazar, Alcaraz being the family name of her first husband. In the same way, she was later sometimes billed as Fidela Campina De Gaviria). De Gaviria sang in Santiago and Valparaíso, both in 1929 and 1930, the Spanish opera ‘’La Dolores’’ by Tomas Breton, with his wife Fidela Campina. He divorced her in 1941 and continued singing (mainly in USA) until 1948.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Asti Politeama Trovatore (Manrico)
1920 Pavia T. Fraschini Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1921 Crema T.Sociale Trovatore (Manrico)
1922 Bologna Arena Azeglio Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1923 Brescia T. Del Castello Pagliacci (Canio)
1926/7 San Carlo Opera Company
1927 Pittsburgh Syria Mosque Pagliacci (Canio)
1929 Lima T. Forero Aida (Radames)
1930 Modena T. Municipale Fanciulla del West (Johnson)
1931 Bologna T. Duse Isabeau (Folco)
1933 Bologna T. Del Corso Aida (Radames)
1934 Genova Ligure della Certosa Pagliacci (Canio)
1935 Palermo Parco Inglese Carmen (Don José)
1936 Palermo Parco Inglese Aida (Radames)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Pathe, Milano 1918/1919
Cavalleria Rusticana: (Mascagni):  Tu qui Santuzza? with Celestina Boninsegna 10319 86619
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): No, no, Turiddu with Celestina Boninsegna 10319 86620

Odeon, Spain 1929/1930
Mendi-Mendiyan (Usandizaga): Romanza de Joshe Mari 121.103
La Dolores (Breton): Jota Como Lazaro no viene?... Aragon la mas famosa with Alexina Zanardi  121.118 XXS5796
La Dolores (Breton): Iya no te temo, hora fatidica… Perdona, de que? with Fidelia  Campigna 121.119
La Dolores (Breton):  Un anp dentro del alma with Fidelia  Campigna  121.133 XXS5863
La Tempestad (Chapi): Salve, costas de Bretana 121.133 XXS5836


De Gaviria Jesus and Fidelia Campigna by Stampanoni

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