Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 11, 2014

Enrico Vannuccini (Bass) (Livorno 1877 - ?)



Probably he made his debut in 1898 at the Teatro Avvalorati of  Livorno in ‘’Paulus’’ of  F. Mendelsshon. In 1904 he sang the role of Sparafucile at the Teatro della Pergola in Firenze. In 1909 he appeared at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna in the premiere of the opera ‘’Rosellina Dei Vergani’’ of  E. Balilla Pratella. On 14. 10. 1911 he performed at the Teatro Dal Verme of Milan in the premiere of the opera ‘’Conchita’’ of  Riccardo Zandonai. In the 1912-13 season he was engaged by the Teatro alla Scala in which he sang in 1912 in the Italian première of ‘’La Habanéra’’ of Laparras and in 1913 in E. Wolf Ferrari’s ‘’Le Donne Curiose’’ (as Pantalone). In 1916 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Baldassare in ‘’La Favorita’’ of Donizetti and as Ramphis in ‘’Aida’’. At the Teatro Argentina in Rome he sang in 1926 the role of Geronte in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’of Puccini. He retired from the stage in 1946 appearing for the last time in Rossini’s ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’ at the Teatro Goldoni of Livorno.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Livorno  Teatro Avvalorati 
1904 Firenze Teatro della Pergola
1909 Bologna Teatro Comunale
1911 Milan  Teatro Dal Verme
1912-1913 Milano Teatro alla Scala
1916 Rome  Teatro Costanzi
1926  Rome Teatro Argentina 

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1911-1913
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Della ducchessa i prieghi with Corsi & Albani X110251 Xm1587
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Guai se ti sfugga un detto with Corsi & Albani X110252 Xm1588
Faust (Gounod): Dio dell'or 82620
Bohème (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 82666
Promessi Sposi (Ponchielli): Al tuo trono 110130
Attila (Verdi): Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima 110159
Attila (Verdi): Oltre quel limite 110160


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