Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jan 30, 2015

Antonio Laffi (Baritone) (Vergato di Bologna 1887 - Milano 1982)



He was trained by the pedagogue Villa in Naples. In 1911 he made his debut at the Teatro Quirino in Rome as De Siriex in ‘’Fedora’’of  U. Giordano. During the 1920’s he had a significant career at the famous opera houses of Parma, Genoa, Florence, Naples, Turin and Bologna. He also appeared at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milano. In 1924 he took part in an Australia tour with an opera troop which famous prima donna Nellie Melba had put together. He spent his old age in the Casa di riposo Verdi in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Roma Teatro Quirino Fedora (De Siriex)
1913 Vicenza   Teatro Verdi Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1919 Torino Teatro Scribe Trovatore (Conte)
1922 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Wally (Pedone)
1925 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Boheme (Schaunard)
1928 Milano Teatro alla Scala Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1931 Reggio Emilia Politeama Ariosto Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1936 Milano Teatro Lirico Il Piccolo Marat (Soldato)
1939 Brescia Teatro Grande Hansel e Gretel (Pietro)
1942 Catania Teatro Bellini Boheme (Schaunard)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Fonotipia, Milano 1928-01-17
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O monumento 120116 XXPh6120

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-03-22
Rigoletto (Verdi): Cortigiani, vil razza dannata  120155 XXPh6219

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-05-29
Carmen (Bizet): Con voi ber 120155 XXPh6290




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