Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 10, 2014

Giovanni Bardi (Bass) (Cagliari 1878? - Havana 1918)


He studied singing at Milan under Carlo Schneider and made his debut in 1905 at the Teatro Sociale of Monza as Angelotti in ''Tosca''. He had a successful career at the famous opera houses in the Italian province. In 1911 he sang at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Ramphis in Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’. In 1914 he again appeared there as Baldassare in ''Favorita'' of Donizetti, Cieco in Mascagni's ''Iris'' and Aldobrandini in ''Parisina'' of the same composer. In the 1905-06 he appeared at Piacenza in the Italian première of the opera ''Nadeya'' of Rossi and as Colline in ''Boheme''. In the 1907-1908 season he was to be heard at the Teatro Regio in Parma, where he sang in ''Rose Rosse''  of Brizzi and in Mascagni's opera ''Amica'' (opposite Tina Poli-Randaccio and Emanuele Ischierdo). In the 1916-18 seasons he was engaged by the Teatro Nazionale of Havana.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Monza Teatro Sociale Tosca (Angelotti)
1907 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Jana di R.Virgilio (Stefano)
1909 Cairo  Teatro Khediviale  Fedora (Cirillo)
1910 Brescia Teatro Grande Loreley (Margravio)
1911 Cairo Teatro Khediviale Lohengrin (Re Enrico)
1912 Alessandria d'Egitto Circolo Italiano Concerto
1913 Santiago del Cile Teatro Municipal  Tzigana di F.Leoni
1914  Roma Teatro Costanzi   Boheme (Colline)
1915 Bologna  Teatro Verdi Boheme (Colline)
1916 Havana Teatro Nacional Iris (Cieco)
1917 Havana Teatro Nacional Dannazione di Faust (Brander)
1918 Havana Teatro Nacional Iris (Cieco)


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Pathé, Milano 1908/1909
Rigoletto (Verdi): Signor? with Michele de Padova 84132

Pathé, Milano 1912?
Ernani (Verdi): Ferma crudele with Elvira Magliulo and Bindo Gasparini 86278 12518


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