Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Sep 3, 2014

Giovanni Polese (Baritone) ( Venice 1873 – Induno Olona, Italy 1952)





He studied singing in Venice and made his debut in 1894 at Teatro Unione of Viterbo in A. Ponchielli’s ‘’Gioconda’’. In 1928 he retired from the stage and remained in USA, where he taught singing.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Viterbo Teatro Unione Gioconda (Barnaba)
1896 Novara Teatro Coccia Gioconda (Barnaba)
1898 Odessa Teatro Municipale Ugonotti (Nevers)
1900 Genova Politeama Genovese Carmen (Escamillo) /
1902 Modena  Teatro Municipale Ugonotti (Nevers)
1904 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Manon (Lescaut)
1906 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Zizinia Iris (Kyoto)
1908 Madrid  Teatro Reale Carmen (Escamillo)
1910 Philadelphia Teatro Opera Boheme (Marcello)
1912 Boston Opera House Fanciulla Del West (Rance)
1914 Chicago Civic Opera House I Dispettosi Amanti di A.Parelli (Don Fulgenzio)
1916 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Loreley (Hermann)
1918 New York Teatro Manhattan Puritani (Riccardo)
1926 Chicago Civic Opera House Cavaliere Della Rosa (Faninal)
1928 Chicago Civic Opera House Sansone e Dalida (Gran Sacerdote)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








G&T, Milano 1905
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Aspetta, aspetta cara sposina with Antonio A Pini-Corsi 54280 7560½b

Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano 1910?
Thaïs (Massenet): Ecco dunque l'orribile città BA 28118
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Romanza BA 28160



















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