Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 28, 2012

Angelo Scandiani (Baritone) (Venezia 1872 – Milan 1930)





At first he was an employee in the civil service. Around 1900 he began his singing career in smaller Italian stages. In 1903 he sang the role of Amfortas in a concert performance of the ‘’Parsifal’’ at La Scala (probably only 3-rd act). On 30. 11. 1904 he appeared at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, Turin in the premiere of Alfano’s ‘’Risurrezione’’. In the first decade of the 20th century Scandiani made guest appearances at Covent Garden, London where from 1906-08 performed in ‘’Carmen’’, ‘’Faust’’, in different Verdi's operas, as a partner of Emmy Destinn in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In 1911 he was a member of the Nellie Melba’s opera troupe, which made appearances in Australia. In 1916 he sang at La Scala the role of Lothario in ‘’Mignon’’ together with Ninon Vallin. The same year he guested at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as Hans Sachs in the ‘’Meistersingers’’. He was also known as an interpreter of the part of the Mefistofele in ‘’La damnation de Faust’’ written by Berlioz. From 1919-30 he was active in the administrative apparatus of  La Scala.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Trieste Teatro Verdi Siberia (Gleby)
1903 Trieste Teatro Verdi Dannazione di Faust (Mefistofele)
1903 Novara Teatro Coccia Favorita (Alfonso)
1904 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)
1904 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1905 Odessa Teatro Municipale Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)
1905 Odessa Teatro Municipale Tannhauser (Wolfram)
1905 Firenze Teatro della Pergola Favorita (Alfonso)
1905 Mirandola  Teatro Nuovo Gioconda (Barnaba)
1905 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Tosca (Scarpia)
1906 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1906 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1906 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Otello (Jago)
1907 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Dannazione di Faust (Mefistofele)
1907 Londra Covent Garden Boheme (Marcello)
1907 Londra Covent Garden Carmen (Escamilio)
1910 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Marcello)
1910 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1910 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Dannazione di Faust (Mefistofele)
1910 Trieste Teatro Verdi Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1911 Sidney Her Majestic's Boheme (Marcello)
1911 Sidney Her Majestic's Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1911 Sidney Her Majestic's Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1911 Melbourne His Majesty's Otello (Jago)
1914 Novara Teatro Coccia Dannazione di Faust (Mefistofele)
1916 Milano Teatro alla Scala Mignon (Laerte)

COMPLETE RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano 1910?
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Su queste rose 7523, BA 22444
Tannhauser (Wagner): O tu bell'astro  7546, BA 22467


Victor Maurel (Baritone) (Marseilles 1848 - New York City 1923)




                                                                  Jago

He was a French operatic baritone who enjoyed an international reputation as a great singing-actor. Educated in music and stage craft at the Paris Conservatory, he made his debut in opera at the city of his birth, Marseilles, in 1867. The following year, he performed on stage in Paris for the first time. The city of New York first heard him in 1873, when he performed at the Academy of Music. Later, he would sing at New York's Metropolitan Opera House (in 1894-96 and 1898–99). Other famous venues at which he appeared included London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden—in 1873-79, 1891–95 and 1904—and the Paris Opera, where he was on the roster of singers from 1879 through to 1894. Maurel was renowned in Europe and the United States for his vivid stage presence and exceptional acting and make-up skills; but his voice, while well trained and of good quality, was not considered to be as impressive as that of his chief French baritone rivals, Jean Lassalle (1847–1909) and Maurice Renaud (1861–1933). In 1887, Maurel created the role of Iago in Otello at La Scala, Milan, and then, in 1893, he created the title role in Falstaff, again at La Scala. These were the final two operatic masterpieces composed by Giuseppe Verdi, and it was Verdi who selected Maurel to perform in the premieres. Maurel made operatic history for a third time in 1892 when he was chosen to be the first Tonio in Ruggero Leoncavallo's enduringly popular verismo opera, Pagliacci. Like many Paris-trained singers of his day, Maurel was equally adept at performing roles in Italian and French. He appeared, too, in several German operas by Richard Wagner and was a famous Don Giovanni in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera of the same name. After retiring from opera, Maurel taught singing in New York City, where he died at the age of 75. One of his pupils was contralto Frances Ingram.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Maurel

Chronology of some appearances

1871 Vicenza  Teatro Eretenio Favorita (Alfonso)
1871 Vicenza  Teatro Eretenio Ruy Blas (Sallustio)
1872 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1872 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Linda di Chamonix (Prefetto)
1872 Livorno  Teatro Avvalorati Ruy Blas (Sallustio)
1875 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1875 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Trovatore (Conte)
1879 Londra  Covent Garden Ernani (Don Carlo)
1880 Firenze  Teatro Della Pergola Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1881 Montecarlo  Opera Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1885 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1887 Milano  Teatro La Scala Otello (Jago) creator
1887 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Otello (Jago)
1887 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Otello (Jago)
1888 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Otello (Jago)
1889 Milano Teatro La Scala Otello (Jago)
1889 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1889 Londra  Lyceum Theater Otello (Jago)
1889 Trieste  Teatro Comunale Otello (Jago)
1890 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Otello (Jago)
1891 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Ernani (Don Carlo)
1891 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1891 Nice  Casinò Municipal Otello (Jago)
1891 Londra  Covent Garden Otello (Jago)
1891 Palermo  Politeama Otello (Jago)
1892 Milano  Teatro La Scala Otello (Jago)
1892 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Pagliacci (Tonio) creator
1894 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Otello (Jago)
1894 Brooklyn  Opera House Otello (Jago)
1894 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Otello (Jago)
1894 Philadelphia  Opera Otello (Jago)
1895 Baltimora  Opera Otello (Jago)
1895  Boston  Opera House Otello (Jago)
1895 Washington  Opera Otello (Jago)
1895 Chicago  Auditorium Otello (Jago)
1895 St.Louis  Teatro Odeon Otello (Jago)
1895 Londra Covent Garden Otello (Jago)
1897 Montecarlo  Palais Garnier  Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1899 Boston  Opera House Ugonotti (Nevers)
1903 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Otello (Jago)
1904 Londra  Covent Garden Otello (Jago)
1904 Londra  Covent Garden Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1905 Londra  Covent Garden Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1905 Londra  Covent Garden Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
1907 Barcellona  Teatro Novedades Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1907 Philadelphia  Academy of Music Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1908 Washington  Teatro Belasco Rigoletto (Rigoletto)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Paris 1903
Chanson de printemps (Gounod) 2-32815 1626F
Iphigenie en Tauride (Gluck): Rçcit et Air de Thoas 2-32809 1627F
Marquise (Massenet) 2-32810 1628F
L'heure exquise (Hahn) 2-32811 1629F
Le rondel de l'adieu (de Lara) 2-32812 1630F
Fedia (Erlanger) 2-32813 1631F
Otello (Verdi): Le reve de Jago 2-32814 1632F

Fonotipia, Milano 1904-10/11
Otello (Verdi): Era la notte 39042  Xph 58

Fonotipia, Milano 1904-11
Marechiare (Tosti) 39032 XPh65
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Deh! Viena alla finestra 39041 XPh66
Le rondel de l'adieu (de Lara) 39246 XPh67
Mandolinata (Paladilhe) 39245 XPh68

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-01-08
Falstaff (Verdi): Quand'ero paggio 62016  Xph2332















Oct 27, 2012

Alessandro Bonci (Tenor) (Cesena 1870 – Viserba, Rimini 1940)






He was an Italian lyric tenor known internationally for his association with the bel canto repertoire. He sang at many famous theatres, including New York's Metropolitan Opera, Milan's La Scala and London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. A native of Cesena, Romagna, Bonci started out as an apprentice shoemaker. He secured a music scholarship to the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro, working for five years with Carlo Pedrotti (the teacher of the heroic tenor Francesco Tamagno) and then Felice Coen. He also had private singing lessons in Paris with the retired baritone Enrico Delle Sedie. Alessandro Bonci made his debut in Parma in 1896, singing the role of Fenton in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff at the Teatro Regio. Before the end of his first season he was engaged to sing at La Scala, Milan, where he debuted in Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani. Appearances elsewhere in Europe followed, including at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He first sang at Covent Garden in 1900 and he would return there in 1903 and 1907-08. On December 3, 1906, Bonci made his American debut with the Manhattan Opera Company in New York City; again the opera was I Puritani. He stayed two seasons with the company, becoming a popular competitor to Enrico Caruso, who was the rival Metropolitan Opera's major drawcard. Bonci himself joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1908 and, in 1914, the Chicago Opera. He also made a transcontinental tour of America in 1910-11, giving song recitals. Bonci served in the Italian army during World War I, returning to America to tour for three seasons after the end of the conflict. He appeared again at the Metropolitan Opera, and sang in Chicago during the 1920-21 season. In 1922 and 1923 he served as the principal tenor of the Teatro Costanzi in Rome and conducted master classes across the United States the following year. After 1925, Bonci entered into partial retirement, devoting himself primarily to teaching in Milan. He still sang occasionally in public as late as 1935. He died in Viserba, Rimini, in 1940, at the age of 70.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Roma Teatro Quirino Rigoletto (Duca)
1896 Milano  Teatro Lirico Mignon (Guglielmo)
1896 Milano  Teatro Lirico Sonnambula (Elvino)
1897 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Puritani (Arturo)
1897 Milano Teatro La Scala Puritani (Arturo)
1897 Firenze Teatro della Pergola Puritani (Arturo)
1897 Fano Teatro della Fortuna Puritani (Arturo)
1898 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1898 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Pescatori di Perle (Nadir)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1899 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Mefistofele (Faust)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1900 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1900 Londra Covent Garden Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 Palermo Teatro Massimo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Madrid  Teatro Reale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1903 Londra  Covent Garden Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1903 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1905 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1905 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Mefistofele (Faust)
1905  Berlino  Teatro dell'Opera Italiana Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1905 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Pescatori di Perle (Nadir)
1907 New York  Manhattan Opera House Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1907 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1907 Philadelphia  Academy of Music  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1908 Londra  Teatro Covent Garden Pescatori di Perle (Nadir)
1908 Philadelphia Teatro Metropolitan Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1908 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Traviata (Alfredo)
1909 New York  Academy of Music Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1909 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1909 New York  New Manhattan Theater  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1910 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1910 New York  Teatro Metropolitan Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1911 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1911 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1911 San Paolo  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1911 San Paulo  Teatro Municipal Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1911 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1911 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1913 Parma  Teatro Regio Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1914 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1914 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1914 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1914 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1915 Torino  Teatro Regio Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1915 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme  Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1915 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1915 Parma  Teatro Regio Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1916 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1918 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1918 Verona Teatro Ristori Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1919 Milano Teatro Lirico Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1919 Fabriano  Teatro Gentile Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1919 Chicago  Civic Opera House Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1919 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1922  Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1923 Roma  Teatro Costanzi  Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1924 Firenze  Teatro Verdi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1926 Roma  Teatro Adriano Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1927 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1927 Milano  Teatro Carcano Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE 








Fonotipia, Milano 1905-02
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima 39083 XPh153
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo 39080 XPh154
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile 39081  XPh156
Puritani (Bellini): A te o cara 39084 XPh394
Mignon (Thomas): Ah non credevi tu 69007 XXXPh158
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 39082 XPh166
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon 39079 XPh168
Caro mio ben (Giordani) 39128 XPh176
Elena e Paride (Gluck): Spiagge amate 39127 XPh178
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Dalla sua pace 69008 XXXPh179
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine 39111 XPh189

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-06-14
Se tu m'ami (Pergolesi) 69018 XXXPh301

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-06-16
La violetta (Mozart) 39242 XPh302
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella 39239 XPh303
Tre giorni son che Nina (Ciampi, attr Pergolesi) 39292 Xph305
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar! 69017 XXXPh306
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 39240 XPh307
Paride ed Elena (Gluck): O del mio dolce ardor 39241 XPh308
I'll sing thee songs of Araby (Clay) 39248, XPh311

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-10-03
Boheme (Puccini): Che gelida manina 74000 XXPh366
Favorita (Donizetti): E fia vero? with Oreste Luppi 39331 XPh367

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-10-19
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil 39338 XPh393
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso 39339 XPh395

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-08
Pescatori di perle (Bizet): Del tempio al limitar with Antonio Magini-Coletti 39340 XPh436
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Tornami a dir with Regina Pinkert 39341 XPh438

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-09
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Pinkert, Lucacewska & Magini-Coletti 69019 XXXPh439

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-10
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Voi dovreste with Ferruccio Corradetti 39336 XPh440
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero quindici with Ferruccio Corradetti 39337 XPh441

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-18
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Di pescator ignobile 39673 33. XPh1888

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-19
Martha (Flotow): M'appari 39674 XPh1890
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome 39687 XPh1891

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-22
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra 39685 XPh1893
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora 74006 XXPh1894

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-07-05
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tombe degli avi miei 39693 XPh1982
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Fra poco a me 39694 XPh1983
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Tu che a Dio 39697 XPh1984
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 39695 XPh1985

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-07-07
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta 39696 XPh1988
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Ah, fede negar potessi 39691 XPh1990
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido 39692 XPh1989

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-07-09
Werther (Massenet): Ah, non mi ridestar 39698 XPh1993

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-11-07
Traviata (Verdi): De miei bollenti spiriti  62130 XPh2220
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai 62131 XPh2221
Ave Maria (Gounod) 92104 XPh2699

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-16
Vieni amor mio (Leoncavallo) (piano: Leoncavallo) 62301 XPh2693
Zazа: Mai piu Zazа (piano: Leoncavallo)  62300 XPh2694

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-17
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra 92101 XPh2696
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di all'azzurro 92102 XPh2697

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-18
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ella mi fu rapita 92098 XPh2733
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime  92099 XPh2734
Werther: Ah, non mi ridestar 92105 XPh2735

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-12
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Prender moglie with Ferruccio Corradetti 92328 XPh3502
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Sogno soave e casto with Ferruccio Corradetti  92329 XPh3503

Columbia, New York 1912-10-09
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta A1408 38321
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina A5449 36458
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella A1286 38320
Manon (Massenet): Ah, dispar vision H1103 36461
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima (ends on low note) A5449 36460

Columbia, New York 1913-01-14
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda H59 38555
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere A1287 38557

Columbia, New York 1913-01-17
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile A1286 38563
Manon (Massenet): Chiudo gli occhi H59 38562
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine A1287 38561

Columbia, New York 1913-01-18?
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar A5479 36534
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora H1103 36535

Edison, New York 1913-01-20
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 83003 2102

Columbia, New York 1913-01-22
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle A1316 38587

Columbia, New York 1913-01-27
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia A1316 38596

Columbia, New York 1913-02-27
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba A1377 38666
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso A5468 36657
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil A5468 36656

Edison, New York 1913-05-08
Martha (Flotow): M'appari  83010 2275
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle unpubl. 2276
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima 83006 2277
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 83013 2278-A

Edison, New York 1915-05-09
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me 83012 2279-A
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere PA 29005 2280

Columbia, Milano 1926-12-15
Le Villi (Puccini): Torna al felice di  GQX10224 WBX75

Columbia, Milano 1926-12-13
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedrò with Rettore, Baccaloni and Menni GQX10224 WBX69
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): E scherzo with Rettore, Rubadi, Baccaloni and Menni D18010 WBX70
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Di tu se fedele with Rettore GQX10148 WBX71

Columbia, Milano 1926-12-15
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Non sai tu with Pagliarini  GQX10223 WBX73



  
















Oct 25, 2012

Irnerio Costantini (Bass/Baritone) (Roma ? - ?)



His complete name was Irnerio Di Maria Costantini. He began his singing studies despite the opposition of his father and at the age of 16 entered at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he studied singing under Antonio Cotogni. He made his debut in 1902 at Teatro Sociale of Mantova. In 1922 he was a member of a artist’s group gathered under the name of "Soloists of the Sistine Chapel" which made a long tour in Australia and New Zeland.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Mantova Teatro Sociale Tosca (Angelotti)
1904 Modena Teatro Municipale Manon Lescaut (Geronte)
1905 Corfu Teatro Comunale Aida (Re)
1910 Massa Lombarda Politeama Zamboni Maria Di Rohan (De Fiesque)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Homokord, 1910?
Vespri Siciliani (Verdi): Grand Aria di Procida 2218
Don Carlo (Verdi): Dormiro Sol 2219

Homokord, 1910-12-13
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Si puo 2236  
Boheme (Puccini): O Mimi tu piu non torni with Ivo Zaccari  2237

Lyrophon
Ernani (Verdi): Infelice, e tuo credevi J460

Homocord/Cabezas, 1911
Rigoletto (Verdi): Pari siamo 2258
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Stretta 2273
Masnadieri (Verdi): Come il bacio d’un padre with Ivo Zaccari 2281

Gina mia
Sincerita



















Oct 21, 2012

Leonida Bellon (Tenor) (? 1905 - ? 1987)





Probably he made his debut in 1932. His career was limited to the Italian provinces. After his retirement he lived at the ‘’Casa Verdi’’, the home for retired musicians.

Chronology of some appearances

1935 Catania Anfiteatro Ganci Rigoletto (Duca)
1935 Catania Anfiteatro Ganci Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1935 Catania Anfiteatro Ganci Traviata (Alfredo)
1936 Lucca  Teatro del Giglio Boheme (Rodolfo)
1936 Lucca  Teatro del Giglio Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1938 Imola Teatro Modernissimo Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1940 Messina  Teatro Savoia Boheme (Rodolfo)
1940 Messina Teatro Savoia Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Cetra
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Addio, fiorito asil  CC2204 70327
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai  CC2204 70328
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Come un bel di di maggio  CC2213  PE 145
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Improvviso CC2213 PE 145
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Addio alla madre with Maria Vinciguerra  CC2205 PE 144
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi, dai prati  CC2213 PE 145