Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 4, 2013

Luigi Piazza (Baritone) (Bologna 1884 - ?1967)


                                                               Rigoletto

He studied at the Conservatory of Bologna under the pedagogue Alberoni and probably made his debut in 1908 at Teatro Principe Amedeo of Sanremo in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1920 he appeared at the Teatro Rossini of Lugo in the world premiere of the ‘’L'Aviatore Dro’’ of  Balilla Pratella. He retired from the stage in 1935.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Traviata (Germont)
1912 Firenze Teatro Verdi Puritani (Riccardo)
1914 Bologna  Teatro Verdi Puritani (Riccardo)
1917 Bologna  Teatro Duse Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1919 Venezia   Teatro Rossini Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1921 Cesena Teatro Comunale Boheme (Marcello)
1923 Malta Teatro Reale Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1925 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1927 Lisbona Coliseo Recrejos Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1929 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli  Traviata (Germont)
1931 Ferrara Teatro Apollo Puritani (Riccardo)
1933 Milano Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1934 Pola  Teatro Ciscutti Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)


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HMV, Milano  1927
Complete Rigoletto (Verdi) with Tino Folgar, Lina Pagliughi, Salvatore Baccaloni and Linda Brambilla

Private Record
Tannhauser (Wagner): O tu bell'astro


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