Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 26, 2014

Arturo Franceschini (Tenor) (Montecchio 1869 - ? 1929)




He studied singing at Parma Conservatory under the pedagogue and composer Auteri Manzocchi. He made his debut in 1893 at Sociale of Broni in ‘’Forza del Destino’’. In 1904 he perfomed at the Teatro Lirico of Milan in the absolute first premiere of the opera ‘’David’’ by A.Galli. He retired in 1911 after some perfomances at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Broni Teatro Sociale Forza del Destino (Don Alvaro)
1899 Bologna Arena Azeglio  Forza del Destino (Don Alvaro)
1900 Napoli Teatro Bellini Attila (Floresto)
1901 Venezia Teatro Rossini  Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1903 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Aida (Radames)
1905 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Mose' di G.Orefice
1907 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Aida (Radames)
1908 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Ernani (Ernani)
1911 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Norma (Pollione)

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Edison 2-min cylinders, Milano 1907?
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Figli miei v'arrestate B60


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