Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 20, 2014

Claudio Frigerio (Baritone) (Patterson, USA 1903 – Hollywood, Florida 1980)



He studied singing in Italy and made his debut in 1925 at the Teatro Carcano in Milano as Conte in G. Verdi’s ‘’Trovatore’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Milano Teatro Carcano Trovatore (Conte)
1927 Malta Teatro Reale Pagliacci (Tonio)
1929 Milano Teatro Nazionale Ernani (Carlo)
1932 New York Teatro Metropolitan Simon Boccanegra (Paolo)
1934 Chicago  Civic Opera House Pagliacci (Tonio)
1937 New York Hippodrome Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1939 New York Hippodrome Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1953 New York City Opera Traviata (Germont)
1956  New York Academy of Music Boheme (Marcello)

RECORDING FOR SALE








HMV, Milano 1926-10-04
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Alla vita R5327 7-252568


1 comment:

  1. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Frigerio in Hollywood Florida several times around 1978. I heard and saw what was likely his last opera performance in the roll of Scarpia in a small lyric opera company in Miami later that year. Aside from being a little short on breath due to having lost a lung for medical reasons, the quality and solidity of his voice was stunning throughout its range. He sounded better as a sickly old man than most of the young baritones I've heard in person since then.

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