Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 30, 2013

Giuseppe Lenghi-Cellini (Tenor) (Modena, Italy 1881 - ?)



He took his degree as a doctor of law in the old university of Bologna. Studied music and singing as an amateur from childhood. He made his debut in 1907 at Pistoia (near Florence), in "Rigoletto," after which he appeared in several important towns of Italy in different principal roles. First appeared in London at a Chappell Ballad Concert, 9 Oct., 1909, and has since sung at principal provincial and London concerts. In 1912 sang at Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as principal tenor in the roles of Don Jose (" Carmen") and Canio (" Pagliacci). His favourite role was Duke in " Rigoletto." Much of his activity in England was on the concert stage. He toured Australia in 1924 as a member of the “Cellini-Zacharewitsch-Cimara” Concert Company.

Chronology of  some appearances

1907 Pistoia Opera House Rigoletto (Duca)
1912 London Covent Garden Carmen (Don Jose)
1912 London Covent Garden Pagliacci (Canio)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Parlophon, London 1911?
Mignon (Thomas): Ah! non credevi tu 9007    
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon 9008          
Trovatore (Verdi): Home to our mountains with  Carter P292 E9029
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella 9042          
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile 9057     
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 1135
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 1135         

Parlophon, London 1911?
Pescatori di perle (Bizet): Mi par d'udire ancora 9086
Manon (Massenet): Chiudo gli occhi 9087
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 9088  
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 1129

Parlophon, London 1912?
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar 1129
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora 9206
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina 9207
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola 307
Don Pasquale: Com'e gentil  9211      
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 306          
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Preislied (Eng)  P9260
Fanciulla del west (Puccini): Che'lla mi creda 9261     
Manon (Massenet): Ah! fuyez, douce image 9293      
Stabat Mater (Rossini): Cujus Animan E 9294
Requiem (Verdi): Ingemisco E 9295

Parlophon, London 1913?
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Serenata 9383           
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No pagliaccio, non son 9384 
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vi di mai 9385   
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Ah! Manon, mi tradisce 9387         
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ella mi fu rapita 9473          
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parmi veder le lagrime 9474
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Brindisi   307
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco, credetemi 9426 
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso 306           
Werther (Massenet): Ah! Non mi ridestar 1130          

Vocalion, London
Forza del destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'ora with  Baker A-0170


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