Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jan 27, 2015

Pietro Medici (Tenor) (Sassuolo, Modena 1914 – Genova 1992)


He was a pupil of Emilio Piccoli in Milan, the teacher the famous tenor Tito Schipa. His stage debut occurred in 1937 at the Teatro Carani di Sassuolo as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ with Lina Pagliughi in the title part. During the following years and after the end of the Second World War he had at the famous Italian provincial operatic stages in lyrical tenor parts a significant career. He sang preferentially roles like Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Fenton in ‘’Falstaff’’, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Fernando in ‘’La Favorita’’, Nemorino in ‘’Elisir d'amore’’, Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. He made guest performances in Switzerland, Holland (1947), France, Spain and Belgium. Also as a concert singer he had a significant career. In 1952 he retired from the stage.

Chronology of some appearances

1937 Torino Teatro Alfieri Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1937 Sassuolo Teatro Carani Sonnambula (Elvino)
1938 Prato Teatro Metastasio Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1940 Pistoia  Politeama Mabellini Traviata (Alfredo)
1940 Pistoia  Politeama Mabellini Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Sassuolo  Teatro Carani Traviata (Alfredo)
1940 Sassuolo  Teatro Carani Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Ancona  Teatro delle Muse Rigoletto (Duke)

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Fonotecnica
Rosariolita (Brugnoli)
Desiderio (Brugnoli)

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