Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 18, 2012

Antonio Balestro (Tenor) (Verona 1880 or 1883 - ?)




He studied in Verona with Amelia Conti Fioroni. In 1912 he was engaged by Mascagni to perform at Hyppodrome in the English premiere of ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. Probably he close his career because of the Great War.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1908 New Orleans Teatro Opera Stagione Compagnia Lambardi
1909 Asti Politeama Nazionale Elisir d'Amore (Nemorino)
1910 Crema Teatro Sociale Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1911 Lonigo Teatro Comunale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1912 Londra Hyppodrom Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1913 San Paolo Teatro San Josè Stagione Compagnia Billoro
1914 Pavia Teatro Guidi Fedora (Loris)
1915 Casalmaggiore Teatro Sociale Elisir d'Amore (Nemorino)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Pathé, Milano 1912?
Boheme (Puccini): Sono andati with Bianca Lenzi  84153, 12549
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine un angel di dio 84178, 10167

 

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