Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 8, 2012

Antonio Melandri (Tenor) (Faenza, Italy 1891 - Reggio Emilia, Italy 1969)




Discovering his voice in his late twenties, he made his début in Novara in 1924. Melandri’s Scala début was as Calaf in Puccini’s ''Turandot'' in 1926 and the following year he sang in Buenos Aires. In addition to appearances in Holland in 1937-38, Melandri also sang in Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland and throughout Italy. His recordings included ''Cavalleria Rusticana'' and abridged versions of ''Ernani'' and ''Fedora''.

Chronology of some appearances

1926 San Paolo Teatro Municipal Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1926 Montevideo Teatro Solis Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1930 San Benedetto Po Teatro Sociale Carmen (Don Jose)
1930 Casalmaggiore  Teatro Sociale Carmen (Don Jose)
1930 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Carmen (Don Jose)
1931 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1931 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Carmen (Don Jose)
1931 Vicenza  Teatro Verdi Carmen (Don Jose)
1932 Roma  Eiar Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1932 Torino  Eiar Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1933 Novara  Teatro Coccia Carmen (Don Jose)
1933 Valencia Viveros Municipales Carmen (Don Jose)
1936 Palermo Teatro Massimo Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1938 Montecatini  Kursaal Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1938 Noto Teatro del Littoriale Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE





 



Columbia, Milano 1930-12-05

Stabat mater (Rossini): Cujus animam GQX10092 WBX 938


Columbia, Milano 1931
Complete Fedora (Giordano) with Gilda Dalla Rizza, Emilio Ghilardini, Luba Mirella and Corrado Zambelli

Columbia, Milano  1932-05-18

Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Or son sei mesi GQ7174 WB 4668


Columbia, Milano  1932-05-19

Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Che'lla mi creda GQ7174 WB 4669

 

Columbia, Milano 1931

Complete Mefistofele (Boito) with Emilio Venturini,  Nazzareno de Angelis and Mafalda  Favero

 

Columbia, Milano 1930/1932

Carmen (Bizet):  La fleur que tu m'avais  GQX10592 WBX 1251


Melandri by Stampanoni

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