Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Aug 14, 2013

Giacomo Dammacco (Dammaco) (Tenor) (Bari 1883 - Milano 1966)




He made his debut at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari as comprimario.His real career began in 1904, when he made his debut at the opera house of Acqui Terme as Duca in ‘’Rigoletto’’. During the following years Dammacco appeared in Italian provincial stages. Already in 1915 he was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, where he was heard as Alfredo in Verdi’s ‘’La Traviata’’ and Count Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’ of Rossini. Returning Italy Dammacco had important success also there. He appeared among other things also in Spain, Mexico and in Peru. He was married to the famous mezzo-soprano Laura del Lungo. Dammacco spent his old age in the Casa di riposo Verdi in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Acqui Terme  Politeama Rigoletto (Duca)
1906 Acqui Terme Politeama Favorita (Fernando)
1908 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1910 Cremona Politeama Verdi Mignon (Guglielmo)
1912 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Sonnambula (Elvino)
1914 Mantova Teatro Sociale  Traviata (Alfredo)
1916 New York Teatro Metropolitan Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1919 Bologna  Teatro Verdi Traviata (Alfredo)
1922 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1924 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1928 Genova   Politeama Genovese Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Phonodisc Mondial, Milano
Notte sul mare (Valente) 359

Artiphon
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Com'e gentil  80147

Edison 2min-cylinders, 1912?
Mignon (Thomas): La tua bell'alma test, unpubl 44605
Mignon (Thomas): Ah! Non credevi tu test, unpubl 44913

HMV, Milano
Mary (Muci) R10532 100-1113
Abbandonata (-) R10520 100-1075


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