Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 29, 2013

Giovanni Genzardi (Tenor) (Palermo 1881 - Milano 1972)



He studied singing under the pedagogue Cantelli in Palermo. His stage debut occurred in 1903 at the Teatro Massimo as Alfredo in ‘’Traviata’’ of Verdi. He developed a successful career as a lyric tenor appearing at the leading Italian opera stages. During the 1920’s he was still active very successfully. After his retirement he spent his old age at the Casa di Riposo Verdi in Milan

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Palermo Teatro Massimo Traviata (Alfredo)
1906 Pesaro Teatro Rossini Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1908 Salerno   Teatro Verdi    Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio) /
1910 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Manon (De Grieux)
1911 Ancona   Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Werther (Werther)
1914 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Sonnambula (Elvino)
1919 Casale Monferrato Politeama Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1921 Asti Politeama Nazionale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1924 Sampierdarena    Teatro Gustavo Modena Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1925 Palermo  Teatro Nazionale Rigoletto (Duca)
1931 Castelsangiovanni Teatro Circolo Giovani Operaie Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)


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Columbia, Milano 1904/1905
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta 10402
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana (O Lola) 10404



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