Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 22, 2012

Lodovico Tomarchio (Tenor) (Catania 1886 - Los Angeles 1947)




He studied in Catania with the teacher Adernò and made his debut in 1910 at the Teatro Costanzi of Rome as Arlecchino in ‘’Pagliacci’’. Since 1923 he started to appear in  the United States where he settled in 1931. After the withdrawal settled in Los Angeles where he devoted himself to teaching. He took part in several films including the famous "Adventure to Vallechiara" with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Roma Teatro Costanzi Pagliacci (Arlecchino)
1912 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Carmen (Don Josê)
1914 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Tannhauser (Tannhauser)
1916 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Crepuscolo Degli Dei (Sigfrido)
1920 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Nadeja di C.Rossi
1922 Firenze Teatro Verdi Norma (Pollione)
1924 Cincinnati Zoo Stagione
1926 Dallas Fair Park Auditorium Marta (Lionello)
1929 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Pagliacci (Canio)
1930 San Francisco Opera Lohengrin (Lohengrin)

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I wish to thank Giovanni Tomarchio for providing me this record

Private record
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 
  

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