Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 10, 2014

Francesco Dominici (Tenor) (Havana 1885 - Havana 1968)

Gino Marinuzzi, Francesco Dominici, Ines Maria Ferraris, Giacomo Puccini, Gilda Dalla Rizza and Tito Scipa  (Montecarlo 1921)

He began his career as a lyric tenor in Italy, where he appeared among other things in 1915 at the Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo in Donizetti's ''La figlia del reggimento''. On 27. 3. 1917 he created in the premiere of G. Puccini's opera ''La Rondine'' at the opera of Monte Carlo the role of Prunier, which he repeated in the same year in the Italian première at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. In 1918 he sang at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome the role of Fenton in G. Verid's ''Falstaff''. Because he was a superior actor, then he started to appear in Buffo parts. In 1921 he sang at the Teatro Alla Scala under Arturo Toscanini (who estimated him very much) the role of doctor Cajus in G. Verdi's ''Falstaff''. He performed at the Teatro Alla Scala till 1926. In 1922 he sang there in the première there of E. Wolf-Ferrari's ''I quattro rusteghi''. In 1929 he retired from the stage and returning to Cuba, he became a pedagogue in Havana.

Chronology of some appearances

1915 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti La figlia del reggimento (Tonio)
1917 Monte Carlo Opera House La Rondine (Prunier)
1918 Rome Teatro Costanzi Falstaff (Fenton)
1921 Milan Teatro Alla Scala Falstaff (doctor Cajus)


Columbia, Milano 1914/1915
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ecco ridente  D4609 42349 
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome D4609 42351

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