Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 10, 2014

Carlo Scattola (Bass) (Vicenza 1878 - Milano 1947)



About the beginnings of his career is known a little, but probably he made his debut in 1899 at the Teatro Rossini of Venice in ‘’Carmen’’. In 1912 he appeared at the Teatro alla Scala in Mascagin’s ‘’Isabeau’’. After the First World War he began the second career as Bass-Buffo, which was very successful. In 1922 he again sang at the Teatro alla Scala, but this time in ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’. Here in 1934 he performed in the premiere of Lodovico Rocca’s ‘’Il Dibuk’’. Already in 1927 he took part at the Teatro Torino in Torino in the premiere of the opera ‘’Madonna Imperia’’ of Franco Alfano. In 1926 he sang opposite Conchita Supervia at the Teatro Argentina in Rome as Taddeo in ‘’L'Italiana in Algeri’’. In 1938 he sang at the Arena di Verona in Puccini’s ‘’Boheme’’. He also appeared in opera performances of the Italian broadcasting company EIAR. He retired from the stage in 1946.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Venezia Teatro Rossini Carmen (Zuniga)
1905 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Giovanni Gallurese di I.Montemezzi
1913 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Erodiade (Fanuel)
1916 Genova   Politeama Duca di Genova Figlia Del Reggimento (Ortensio)
1918 Genova Politeama Genovese Manon Lescaut (Geronte)
1920 Torino Teatro Verdi Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1922 Milano Teatro La Scala Gianni Schicchi (Simone)
1925 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Francesca da Rimini (Giullare)
1928 Madrid Teatro Zarzuela Italiana in Algeri (Mustafà)
1931 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale Aida (Re)
1934 Milano Teatro La Scala Fra' Diavolo (Matteo)
1937 Milano Teatro La Scala Tosca (Sagrestano)
1941 Rovigo Teatro Sociale Il Campiello di E.Wolf Ferrari (Fabrizio)
1946 Rovigo Teatro Sociale Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Phonodisc, Milano 1913/1914
Aida (Verdi): Nume custode vindice with Mario Zoli and Rosina Medini 850

Gramophone, Milano 1918-10-17
Mefistofele (Boito): Se tu mi doni un ora with Beniamino Gigli 7-52111 20257b

Odeon/Fonotipia, Barcelona (Madrid?) 1928-02-13
Italiana in Algeri (Rossini): Per lui che adoro with Bettoni, Supervia and Ederle 120200 XXS4617



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