Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 22, 2012

Giuseppe Oppezzo (Tenor) (Stoppiana /Vercelli 1875 - USA 1918)



                                                               Radames

He made his debut in 1900 at the Teatro Sociale of Pallanza in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. The next year Opezzo performed at the Teatro Rossi in Pisa as Roberto in ‘’Congedo’’. In 1905 he made guest appearance in Barcelona, where at the Teatro Tivoli he sang the role of Radames in ‘’Aida’’. In 1906 he arrived in Odessa and sang there  in ‘’Aida’’ and  ‘’Trovatore’’. In 1908 Opezzo went to USA singing in Philadelphia and Washington. The same year, he was in Alessandria, where he performed at the Teatro Parisiana. In 1914 he agan sang in USA, this time in Boston. He sang also in Mexico City. It happened in 1918. Probably he retired from the stage in 1920.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Pallanza Teatro Sociale Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1903 Lugano Teatro Apollo Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1901 Pisa Teatro Rossi Congedo (Roberto)
1905 Barcelona Teatro Tivoli Aida (Radames)
1906 Odessa Trovatore (Manrico)
1907 Caltagirone Teatro Garibaldi Norma (Pollione)
1909 Vercelli   Politeama Facchinetti   Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1911 Torino Teatro Balbo Ernani (Ernani)
1914 Boston Teatro Boston Stagione Compagnia Bevani
1917 Tampa Centro Asturiano Trovatore (Manrico)
1918 Citt  del Messico Teatro Virginia Fabregas Stagione

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Columbia, Milano 1911 - 1914
Ernani (Verdi): Come rugiada al cespite D 4251 10947
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Improvviso P.I° D 9256 10983
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Improvviso P.II° D 9256 10984
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio non son D9257 10989
Otello (Verdi): Esultate!...Ora e per sempre addio D 9263  11013
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema 74710
Norma (Bellini): Me protegge D 5525 11150
Trovatore (Verdi):  Desserto sulla terra D 5525 11148
Trovatore (Verdi):  Di quella pira D 5525 11149
Norma (Bellini): Mecco all'altar D 5525 11147
Germania (Franchetti): Studenti udite E2081 11363

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