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Vincenzo Reschiglian, Giovanni Martinelli and Octave Dua
He was the older brother of the tenor Giuseppe
Reschiglian (1875-1949). Probably he made his debut in 1897 at the Teatro
Municipale in Modena
as Lescaut in G. Puccini’s ‘’Manon Lescaut’’. On 17. 1. 1901 he appeared at the
Teatro Regio in Turin
in one of six concurrent premieres of the opera ‘’Le Machere’’ of P. Mascagni. Since
1906 he appeared as comprimario. In the 1906-09 seasons he sang at the
Manhattan Opera House in New York.
In 1909 he was engaged by the New York Metropolitan Opera (beginning role:
Montano in G. Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’) and sang there during the following twenty years
being quite indispensable as an ensemble member. He appeared at the
Metropolitan Opera in a lot of important premières, thus on 10. 12. 1910 in the
premiere of G. Puccini’s ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’ (as Bello), on 25. 1. 1915 in U. Giordano’s ‘’Madame
Sans-Gêne’’ (as de Brigode), in 1913 in the première of ‘’Boris Godunov’’ (as Tschelkalov),
in 1921 in the première of ‘’Andrea Chénier’’. In 1911 he sang at the Teatro
Costanzi in Rome
also in the Italian première of ‘’La
Fanciulla del West’’. In 1929 he retired from the stage and went to Bergamo.
Chronology of some appearances
1897 Modena Teatro Municipale Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1901 Turin Teatro Regio Le Machere (Tartaglia)
1906-1909 New York Manhattan Opera House
1909-1925 New York Metropolitan Opera
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Zonophone, Milano 1902-09?
Ernani (Verdi): Oh! Dei verd'anni miei X-92017
Forza del destino (Verdi) Solenne in quest'ora with Oreste Mieli X-1835 Zonophone, Milano 1902/1903 Rigoletto (Verdi): Veglia, o donna with Fernanda Rapisardi 12322 Traviata (Verdi): Morrò! la mia memoria with Fernanda Rapisardi X-1523
Columbia, Milano 1904?
I Due Foscari (Verdi): O vecchio cor che batti 10376
Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano? 1909?
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): All'idea with Francesco Daddi BA 22406
Forza del destino (Verdi): Solenne in quest'ora with Francesco DaddiBA 22408