Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jun 1, 2013

Vittorio Fullin (Tenor) (Pola 1895 - ?)




He studied singing under Mandolini and made his debut at Politeama of Livorno as Pollione in ‘’Norma’’. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in ‘’Aida’’. It has happened in 1925. He sang the role of Radames at the Metropolitan Opera also in 1927. He retired from the stage approximately in 1940.


The new tenor, tall and thickset of build, ample of voice, and routined in action, did not altogether conceal his nervousness, which may have had something to do with traces of tightness and with his changing to a meaningless long "A" vowel, the final word on which occurs the high B Flat of this taxing air. Yet it was smooth and attractive singing and disclosed a voice of good volume and of musical quality. Later, in the Nile Scene, Mr. Fullin sang very attractive phrases and was generally quite successful with his music, despite a little of hoarseness on his top notes. There was every indication that Generalissimo Gatti-Casazza will be able to make good use of him in meeting the manifold requirements of the operatic repertoire.

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He made ten records for Fonotipia

Chronology of some appearances

1921 Livorno Politeama Norma (Pollione)
1923 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)            
1925 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)   
1927 New York Teatro Metropolitan Pagliacci (Canio)
1930 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Gioconda (Enzo)
1932 Modena  Teatro Municipale Otello (Otello)
1934 Torino Eiar Pagliacci (Canio)
1938 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Otello (Otello)

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RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Fonotipia, Milano 1927-10-18
Ernani (Verdi): Qual rumore with Giuseppe Nessi, Giulio Fregosi, Aristide Baracchi, Antonio Righetti, Tina Poli-Randaccio and Ida Mannarini 120071 XXPh6061
Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo w with Giuseppe Nessi, Giulio Fregosi, Aristide Baracchi, Antonio Righetti, Tina Poli-Randaccio and Ida Mannarini 120071 XXPh6062

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-01-10
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba  168145 Pho6093


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