Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 28, 2014

Rizzardo Da Ferrara (Baritone) (Ferrara 1872 - ?1918)



His real name was Rizzardo Trebbi. He studied singing under the famous tenor Leopoldo Signoretti, then with Steffanini Donzelli and Giuseppe Nenci. He made his debut at the Teatro Sociale of Ivrea in 1907 in U. Giordano's ‘’Andrea Chenier’’. In 1910 at the Teatro Storchi in Modena he appeared in the world premiere of the  A. Seppilli’s opera ‘’La Nave Rossa’’. Then he was chosen by P. Mascagni to sing in different opera houses of South America in his opera ‘’Isabeau’’. He died during the First World War. In 1912 Da Ferrara made nine records for Odeon. 

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Ivrea Teatro Civico Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1909 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Pagliacci (Tonio)
1910 Imola Teatro Comunale Tosca (Scarpia)
1912 Londra Teatro Hyppodrom Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1913 Fano Teatro Della Fortuna Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1914 Chieti Teatro Marruccino Andrea Chenier (Gerard)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1912?
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Compiacente... 110205
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Un dì m'era di gioia 110206
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Minnie dalla mia casa with Plavano 110209 xM1749 
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ti voglio bene with Plavano 110211 xM1751
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Venturini 110345  xM1762 
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Venturini 110346 xM1763


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