Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Apr 23, 2014

Giuseppe Tisci Rubini (Bass) (Naples 1867 – Naples 1936)



Probably his stage debut took place in 1892 at Naples and for more than 40 years he sang at the famous Italian opera houses, later appeared, however, only as comprimario. Already in 1898 he made guest appearance at the Opera House of Monte Carlo as Lodovico in Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’. On 22. 11. 1898 he performed at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in the premiere of Mascagni’s opera ‘’Iris’’ as Cieco and repeated the same part in 1899 at La Scala, Milan. In 1917 he was to be heard at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan. He was especially successful at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in the 1901-05 seasons. at the Teatro San Carlo of his hometown Naples, he belonged till 1934 to the most popular singers. Here he also appeared in the premiere of the Felice Lattuada’s opera ‘’Don Giovanni’’ (1929) and Franco Alfano’s ‘’L'ultimo lord’’ (1930). After ending of his career he was a song pedagogue in Naples.

Chronology of  some appearances

1890 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Ruy Blas (Guritano)
1894 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Aida (Ramfis)
1896 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Guglielmo Ratcliff (Tom)
1898 Bari Teatro Piccinni Mefistofele (Mefistofele)
1901 Trieste Teatro Verdi Iris (Cieco)
1903 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Aida (Ramfis)
1905 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Norma (Oroveso)
1908 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Africana (Don Diego)
1912 Faenza Teatro Masini Mignon (Lotario)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Parsifal (Titurel)
1916 Milano Teatro Carcano   Manon (Conte)
1918 Pesaro Teatro Rossini Guglielmo Ratcliff (Tom)
1921 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Le Donne Curiose di E.Wolf Ferrari
1926  Palermo Teatro Biondo Boheme (Colline)
1929 Palermo  Politeama Garibaldi Africana (Inquisitore) 
1933 Palermo  Politeama Garibaldi Madama Butterfly (Bonzo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Milano 1902-12
Bohème (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 52661 2910b

G&T, Milano 1903-10
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): La calunnia 052018 Con614

Gramophone, Milano 1912-09-19
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo with Luca Botta 054407 481aj


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