Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 6, 2014

Gino Lussardi (Baritone) (Brescia 1886 - ?)



He studied singing under the pedagogue Giacomo Ortisi in Milan. He made his debut in 1907 at the Teatro Politeama Perini of Riva del Trento as Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. Then he appeared at Torino, Vicenza, Genova and from 1911-15 at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (among other things as Bello in the première of Puccini’s ‘’Fanciulla del West’’). At the Teatro Colón he sang the role of Silvio in ‘’Pagliacci’’ together with Enrico Caruso and Mario Sammarco. In 1924 he performed at the Teatro Regio of Parma in ‘’Le donne duriose’’; in 1934 he made guest appearances at Amsterdam and The Hague. His career lasted possibly till 1945.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1910 Vicenza   Teatro Eretenio  Forza del destino (Melitone)
1912 Milano Teatro Dal Verme  Forza del destino (Melitone)
1914 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Tosca (Sagrestano)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Andrea Chenier (Dumas)
1920 Asti Politeama Nazionale Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1922  Pavia Teatro Guidi Boheme (Marcello)
1925 Milano Teatro Carcano Amico Fritz (David)
1929 Lisbona   Coliseo Recrejos Otello (Montano)
1932Vicenza Teatro Eretenio   Il Segreto di Susanna (Gil)
1937 Fano Teatro Della Fortuna Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro)
1940 Modena  Teatro Municipale Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe)
1942 Castelsangiovanni Cortile Collegio Vittorio Emanuele Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro)
1944 Novara Teatro Coccia Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Milano 1913
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Pescator affonda l'esca 252129
Come l'onda (Serge)  252076
Non te lo dico (Mario)  252077

Pathé, Milano 1925?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Quartetto with Giovanni Manuritta, Anna Sassone-Soster and Lina Lanza 12621 88155
Bohème (Puccini): Quartetto with Giovanni Manuritta, Anna Sassone-Soster  and Elena Galassi di Lorenzo 12621 88156


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