Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 6, 2014

Vincenzo Reschiglian (Baritone) (Bergamo 1874 - Bergamo 1955)


                            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

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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 Daddi BA 22408


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