Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 17, 2013

Filippo Biancofiore (Baritone)


He studied singing under Ettore Titta, the brother of Titta Ruffo. Probably he made his debut in 1908 at the Teatro Wanda in Savona as Carlo in G. Verdi’s ‘’Ernani’’. In 1911 he was in Buenos Aires, where at the Teatro Coliseo sang in the premiere of P. Mascagni’s ‘’Isabeau’’ opposite Antonio Saludas, Carlo Galeffi, Maria Farneti and Giuseppe La Puma. Although As a member of P. Mascagni’s opera troupe Biancofiore made guest appearances in Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo, but mostly he appeared in Italy. He retired from the stage in 1917.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Savona Teatro Wanda Ernani (Carlo)
1910 Porto Maurizio Teatro Cavour Manon (Lescaut)
1912 Porto Maurizio Teatro Cavour Boheme (Marcello)
1914 Malta Teatro Reale Faust (Valentino)
1916 Napoli Politeama Giacosa Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1917 Vercelli Teatro Civico Fedora (De Siriex)


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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1912?
Trovatore (Verdi): Perché piangete? with Albani, Manfrini & Chiesa X110331 Xm1791
Trovatore (Verdi): E' questo un sogno, un' estasi with Albani, Manfrini & Chiesa X110332 Xm1792
Rigoletto (Verdi): Cortigiani, vil razza dannata 82886
Rigoletto (Verdi): Miei signori 82887
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Chi mi frena with Gilmo Zampieri and Luigi Manfrini 110355














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