Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 17, 2013

Giovanni Novelli (Baritone) (Acqui Terme ? - ?)




He studied singing at the Scuola Musicale of Acqui Terme under the pedagogue Tullio Battioni. Later he went to Milan and he received his education from Nicola Lentini. In 1898 he made his debut at the Teatro Civico of Cuneo in ‘’Traviata’’. Since 1924 he sang on the stages both principal and comprimario roles. He retired from the stage in 1932.

Chronology of some appearances

1897 Cuneo Teatro Civico Traviata (Germont)
1899 Vicenza   Teatro Verdi Boheme (Marcello)
1901 Alba Teatro Sociale  Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1903 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Zizinia Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1905 Biella Teatro Sociale  Carmen (Escamillo)
1907 Modena Teatro Municipale Werther (Albert)
1909 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alhambra     Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1911 Catania Teatro Bellini Tosca (Scarpia)
1914 Casale Monferrato Teatro Kursaal Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1917 Bologna  Teatro Del Corso Boheme (Marcello)
1919 Palermo  Teatro Biondo Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1924 Lucca Teatro Del Giglio Carmen (Dancairo)
1926 Como Teatro Sociale Anna Karenina di I.Robbiani
1928 Parma Teatro Regio Rigoletto (Marullo)
1931 Salerno Teatro Verdi Tosca (Scarpia)
1932 Rovigo Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Marullo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Zonophone, USA 1906/1907
Aida (Verdi): Rivedrai le foreste with Teresa Chelotti 12674
Aida (Verdi): Non sei mia figlia with Teresa Chelotti 12675
Aida (Verdi): Si, fuggiam with Elvira Magliulo and Orazio Cosentino 24023


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