Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 18, 2012

Angelo Santini (Tenor)

He made his debut in 1900 at the Sociale of Biella in ‘’Manon’’ and already in 1901 made guest appearances at the Teatro Nazionale of Bucharest singing in ‘’Faust’’, ‘’Rigoletto’’, ‘’La Boheme’’ and ‘’La Favorita’’. That same year, Santini also performed in the cities of Ukraine (Kharkov, Ekaterinoslav) and Russia (Rostov, St. Petersburg). In 1904 he appeared at the Politeama Genovese of Genova in Donizetti’s ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. In 1906 he was in Ascoli Piceno, where at the Teatro Ventidio Basso he sang the role of Nadir in Bizet’s ‘’I Pescatori di Perle’’. Two years later he again appeared at the Teatro Nazionale of Bucharest, but this time as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’ and as Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. Probably his last appearance was in 1911. It happened at the Teatro Coccia of Novara, where he sang in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Biella Sociale Manon (De Grieux)
1901 Bucharest Teatro Nazionale Rigoletto (Duke)
1904 Genova Politeama Genovese Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1906 Ascoli Piceno Teatro Ventidio Basso Pescatori di perle (Nadir)
1908 Bucharest Teatro Nazionale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1911 Novara Coccia Faust (Faust)


Columbia, Milano 1904
Boheme (Puccini): Io non ho che una povera 10348  
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Serenata 10356  
Faust (Gounod): Tardi si fa with Clara Joanna  10378  
Faust (Gounod):  Io voglio il piacer with Ettore Brancaleoni 10382  

Columbia, Milano 1904-07?
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice eterea with Eva Tetrazzini 10392
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Verranno a te sull'auree with Eva Tetrazzini  10393  
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Eva Tetrazzini 10394
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Quei fiori son per te with  Eva Tetrazzini 10395

Columbia, Milano 1908?
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon D 4119  10694
Contessa d'Amalfi (Petrella): Tra i rami fulgidi 10695 D4072
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora  D 4116 10698
Traviata (Verdi): Scena della borsa D 4124 10724
Fra Diavolo (Auber): Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto with Ines Maria Ferraris D 4120 10725
Ernani (Verdi) O sommo Carlo with Michele De Padova and Ines Maria Ferraris  D16253
Ave Maria (Mascagni) D 4127 10749


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