Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 7, 2013

Mattia Morro (Baritone) (Palma di Majorca 1882 - ?)



Between 1910 and 1925 He sang a lot in Italy, appearing also in Spain. In 1912 he guested at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari as Melitone in ‘’La Forza del Destino’’. In 1914 he had important success at the opera house of Havana; in 1921 he sang at the Italian opera in Holland, where he was very much admired as Rigoletto. He guested during the 1920’s also in Germany where he and made a lot of records. He was very often to be found at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona. Here he continued his career up to the outbreak of the Spanish civil war in 1936. Then he emigrated to Central America, where he been active as a pedagogue.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Boheme (Marcello)
1907 Perugia Teatro Morlacchi Carmen (Escamillo)
1909 Madrid Teatro Prince  Stagione
1911 Milano Teatro dei Filodrammatici Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)   
1913 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Melisenda di C.Merli (Bertrando)     
1915 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Fanciulla del West (Sonora)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano   Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1919 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova     Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1921 Amsterdam Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Carmen (Escamillo)
1931 Barcellona Teatro Liceo  Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1932 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Beka, Milano? 1914?
Hamlet (Thomas) O, vin discaccia la tristessa 42351
Maria Di Rohan (Donizetti): Gemea di tetro carcere  42424 

Artiphon, Berlin 1925/1926
Malaguena…Sevillanas  6065
Solea…Solea' por e medio  6066              
Faust (Gounod): Dio possente  7196       
Faust (Gounod): Stammi ad udir, Margherita 7197
Forza del destino (Verdi): Urna fatale 7269
Forza del destino (Verdi): Ballata 7268
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) Cruda, funesta smania 8224
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) Si puo? 7142

Odeon
Llamada y Tropa (Arrieta)  68409
Marsigliese 68408

Vox, Berlin
Rigoletto (Verdi): Pari siamo 03378 1410A
Otello (Verdi): Credo 03378 1548A


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