Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Feb 8, 2014

Edoardo Faticanti (Baritone) (Roma 1880 - ? 1955)



                                                     Simon Mago in ''Nerone''

He made his debut in 1908  at the Teatro Comunale of Narni in ‘’Rigoletto’’. On 20. 11. 1910 he appeared at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna in the premiere of the opera ‘’Semirama’’ of Ottorino Respighi, on 24. 1. 1914 he sang at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in the premiere of the opera ‘’Canossa’’ of Gian Francesco Malipiero. In 1911 he guested at the Teratro Costanzi in Rome appearing as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’, in the 1913-14 as Escamillo in ‘’Carmen’’, Amfortas in ‘’Parsifal’’, Osaka in ‘’Iris’’ of Mascagni and as Telramund in ‘’Lohengrin’’. In 1912 and 1913 he was in Rio de Janeiro, where among other things he performed in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’La Wally’’, ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. In 1912 at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli he sang the role of Jack Rance in Puccini’s ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’ and Baldassare in ‘’L'Arlesiana’’ of Cilea. In 1915 he appeared at the Teatro Regio in Parma in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’La Favorita’’ and ‘’Andrea Chénier’’. In 1924 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in the premiere of the opera ‘’Esvella’’ by Gino Robbiani. In 1915 he sang at La Scala in Milan the role of Hermann in Catalani’s ‘’Loreley’’. In the 1927-28 season he sang there in ‘’Parsifal’’ and ‘’Fra Gherardo’’ of Pizzetti. On 9. 2. 1929 he appeared at La Scala in the premiere of ‘’Le Preziose ridicole’’ of  Felice Lattuada (opposite Mafalda Favero, Jan Kiepura, Ebe Stignani and Salvatore Baccaloni); on 5. 3. 1931 he sang there in the premiere of ‘’Bacco in Toscana’’ of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, on 1. 2. 1939 in ‘’La Dama Boba’’ of E. Wolf Ferrari. Since about 1930 he specialized in the Buffo roles and sang at the famous Italian opera stages roles like Dulcamara in ‘’Elisir d'amore’’ (1936, Arena di Verona) and Melitone in Verdi’s ‘’ Forza del destino’’. Later he worked as a pedagogue in Rome.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Narni Teatro Comunale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1910 Bologna Teatro Comunale  Semirana di O. Respighi (Falsar)
1911 Roma Teatro Costanzi Aida (Amonasro)
1912 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Arlesiana (Baldassarre)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Marcello)
1915 Milano La Scala  Loreley (Hermann)
1915 Parma Teatro Regio Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1924 Udine Teatro Sociale Otello (Jago)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1908?
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Ah! Stupenda, mirabile (Monologo) 37696

Edison, London 1910
Ernani (Verdi): Oh! Dei verd'anni miei unpubl. 206B

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-01-10
Otello (Verdi): Credo 120121 XXPh6090

Fonotipia, Milano 1929-12-11
Forza del destino (Verdi): Che! Siete all'osteria (La minestra!) with Antonio Righetti 120202 XXPho6520
Forza del destino (Verdi): Toh, toh! Poffare il mondo (La predica) 120202 XXPho6521


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