Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 19, 2014

Jago Belloni (Baritone) (Firenze 1877 - Pisa 1949)



                                                                   Scarpia

He was trained by the pedagogue Alfredo Torri in Pisa and made his debut at the Teatro Politeamo at Pisa in 1894. He sang the third act from Verdi’s ‘’Ernani’’ and the opera scene written for baritone and chorus from Arturo Birg’s ‘’Evaldo’’. Here in the 1895-98 seasons he performed in concerts. His real debut was happened in 1898 at the Teatro Politeama of Livorno in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1899 he sang at the Teatro Garibaldi of Chioggia the role of Count di Luna in Verdi’s ‘’Trovatore’’ and the Germont in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1901 he guested in Milano, Acqui Terme and Svizzera. In 1902 he appeared at the Teatro Duse of Bologna in ‘’Maria di Rohan’’ of Donizetti. In 1905 again in Pisa he performed in Giordano’s ‘’Andrea Chénier’’. In the 1909-1910 seasons he made successful guest appearances at Lodz, Kaunas, Minsk, Baku and Orenburg. In 1912 he sang at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia in ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’ From 1917 to 1918, as a menber of the Gonzales Opera Company, he appeared in Australia. In the 1931-33 seasons he sang different opera parts at the Italian broadcasting company EIAR in Turin. After his retirement he lived in Pisa. He made only one record for Beka.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Pisa Teatro Politeamo Ernani (Scene)
1898 Livorno Teatro Politeama Traviata (Germont)
1899 Chioggia Teatro Garibaldi  Trovatore (Count di Luna)

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Beka, Milano
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