Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jan 25, 2014

Giuseppe Noto (Baritone) (Torre del Greco 1883 - Milano 1979)



                                                                  Jago

Although already in 1915 he appeared at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’, but he excited attention when he sang in 1922 at La Scala in Milan in ‘’Il Tabarro’’. In 1921 he appeared successfuly at the Teatro Regio of Turin as Kurwenal in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’. In 1919 he sang at the Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo, in 1929 he appeared there again as Telramund in ‘’Lohengrin’’. He sang the same part and the role of Gérard in ‘’Andrea Chénier’’ in 1929 at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo. In 1926 he made guest appearances at Covent Garden as a partner of famous prima donna Maria Jeritza in ‘’I gioielli della Madonna’’ of  Wolf-Ferrari, and as Jago in ‘’Otello’’. In 1939 he took part at the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli in the premiere of the opera ‘’Il Malato imaginario’’ of J. Napoli. Last he lived at the Casa di riposo Verdi in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1915 Napoli Teatro San Carlo  Aida (Amonasro)
1921 Turin Teatro Regio Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal)
1922 Milan La Scala Il Tabarro (Michele)
1926 London Covent Garden Otello (Jago)
1929 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Lohengrin (Telramund)


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Fonografia Nazionale
Forza del destino (Verdi) Le minaccie with Ettore Bergamaschi  2057
Forza del destino (Verdi) Non si placa il mio furor  with Ettore Bergamaschi  2058

HMV, Milano 1925-06-10
Rigoletto (Verdi): Pari siamo  R5187 7-252444

HMV, London 1926-06-17 (actual performance)
Otello (Verdi): Inaffia l'ugola with Cilla, Dua and chorus 2-054164
Otello (Verdi): Mio signore with Zenatello DB953 2-054165
Otello (Verdi): Atroce!... Ora e per sempre addio with Zenatello DB953 2-054166
Otello (Verdi): Si pel ciel with Zenatello DB954 2-054170
Otello (Verdi): Dio mi potevi scagliar with Zenatello DB954 2-054169
Otello (Verdi): Questa è una ragna with Zenatello and Cilla DB955 2-054167

Fonotipia, Milano 1927-05-19
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) Si può, si può Fonotipia 168068 Pho5931
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) Un nido di memorie Fonotipia 168068 Pho5932

Fonotipia, Milano 1927-10-15
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Alla vita che t'arride B3785 Pho6044

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-10-25
Napule e Surriento (Tagliaferri) 168214 Pho6431
Torna a Surriento (de Curtis) 168214 Pho6432

HMV, Milano 1940-11-30
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Ah! Non v'avvicinate... No! Pazzo son...Guardate with Gigli  DA5398 0BA4189


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