Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jul 7, 2013

Ernesto Caronna (Baritone) (Palermo 1880 - Milano 1936)




He studied in Neaples under Colonnesi. In 1904 he was listed at Carlo Alberto of Novi Ligure in the absolute first of "Federico Streunense" of the composer F.Marenco. In 1911 he sang in the London premiere of Zingari under the direction of the autor Leoncavallo. In 1915 he sang in the local premiere of Cavaliere della Rosa at Colon of Buenos Ayres and Lirico of Rio de Janeiro. After the withdrawal devoted himself to teaching and death occurred due to the rupture of the spine caused by a fall in his house.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Trento Teatro Sociale Carmen (Escamillo)
1905 Vicenza Teatro Eretenio Adriana Lecouvreur (Michonnet)
1907 Marsiglia Casinò de la Plague Puritani (Riccardo)
1909 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli  Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1911 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Boheme (Marcello)
1914 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Boheme (Marcello)
1915 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Fanciulla Del West (Sonora)
1918 Havana Teatro Nacional Iris (Kyoto)
1922 Vercelli Politeama Facchinetti Ballo in Maschera (Renato)                           

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Victor, USA 1905-08?
Trovatore (Verdi): Di geloso amor with Luigi Colazza and  Maria Bernacchi 52471 7027b

G&T, Milano 1905-08?
Trovatore (Verdi): Per me ora fatale 2-52431 7107b

Phonodisc Mondial, Milano 1908/1909
Ballo in maschera (Verdi) Alla vita che t'arride 233
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): Dal suo labbro with Laura del Lungo 364                     
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet) Del tempio al limitar with Giuseppe Acerbi 336

Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano? 1909?
Puritani (Bellini): Suoni la tromba e intrepido with Luigi Lucenti B182            
Amleto (Thomas): O vin, dissipe la tristesse  B186               
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Eri tu 28130  B196 
Traviata (Verdi): Di Provenza il mar  30034

Lyrophon, Milano 1910??
Rigoletto (Verdi): Pari siamo J110
      

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