Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 13, 2013

Ettore Gandolfi (Bass) (Piella, near Turin 1862 – Moscow 1931)



                                                            Mefistofele

He studied at the Conservatorio of Napoli under F. Scafatti and G. Miceli and made his debut in 1882. Till 1908 he appeared as concert singer and after his retirement Gandolfi taught singing in Berlin (1904-1907) and then in Kiev (from 1913-1923) and Moscow (1923-1930), where he and died.

Chronology of some appearances

1886 Napoli Teatro San Carlo  La figlia di Jefte di G. Miceli (Voce di dio)
1888 Genova Teatro Margherita Trovatore (Ferrando)
1890 Asti Teatro Alfieri Favorita (Baldassarre)
1892 Trento Politeama Verdi Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1894 Bucarest Teatro Lirico Ernani (Silva)
1896 Mosca Sala Putina Africana (Don Pedro)
1898 Helsingfors Teatro Alexandre Stagione
1900 Cracovia Teatro Nazionale Puritani (Giorgio)
1903 Londra St. James Hall Concerto
1906 Vienna Konzerthaus Requiem di W. A. Mozart

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Helsinki 1905-09
Marechiare (Tosti) 82979 2648e

G&T, Berlin 1907-10/11
Skymning (Melartin) 2-82585 3421½r
Kevätlaulu (Maggistrata) 2-82584 3425½r
Ernani (Verdi): Aria 2-82586 3501r
Vepres Siciliennes (Verdi): Aria 052199 299s


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