Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 23, 2012

Aristide Anceschi (Baritone) (Modena 1866 - Milano 1938)

Probably he made his debut in 1892 at  the  dell'Arena Azeglio in Bologna as Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. Already in 1894 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in ‘’Manon’’. In 1900 he sang at the Politama Regina Margherita in Cagliari the role of Scarpia in the premiere of Puccini’s ‘’Tosca’’. In 1901 Anceschi made successful guest performances at the Teatro Khediviale in Cairo. Guest appearances followed in Rio de Janeiro, San Paolo, Rosario di Santa Fи, Santiago del Cile and Valparaiso. In 1905 he performed at the Teatro San Carlo in  Lisbon as in ‘’Rigoletto’’, in 1907 again at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago de Chile as Sharpless in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In 1914 Anceschi sang at Covent Garden in Puccini’s ‘’La Boheme’’. He retired from the stage in 1926 and then taught singing in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1892 Bologna dell'Arena Azeglio Pagliacci (Sivlio)
1894 Rome Teatro Costanzi Manon (De Bretigny)
1900 Cagliari Politama Regina Margherita Tosca (Scarpia)
1905 Lisbon Teatro San Carlo Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1907 Santiago de Chile Teatro Municipal Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1914 London Covent Garden La Boheme (Marcello)
1916 Bologna Teatro Verdi Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1918 Malta Teatro Reale Iris (Kyoto)
1920 Palermo Teatro Biondo Boheme (Marcello)
1922 Genova Politeama Genovese Germania (Worms)
1924 Milano Teatro Verdi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1926 Siracusa Teatro Comunale Amico Fritz (David)

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