Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 20, 2015

Mario Šimenc (Tenor) (Gorica 1896 – Zagreb 1958)

His career began in 1919 at Maribor. He made his opera debut in 1922. He appeared in Ljubljana (1922-1924), Belgrade, Osijek, Skopje and Zagreb (1924-1941). His repertoire included roles in operas of R. Wagner, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, R. Leoncavallo, D. Shostakovich and M. Mussorgsky. Probably he was the biggest Croatian dramatic tenor. He created for Croatia the role of Calaf in the premiere of G. Puccini’s ‘’Turandot’’ (1928).

Chronology of some appearances

1922-1924 Ljubljana Opera
1924-1941 Zagreb Opera


Edison Bell
Tosca (Puccini): Recondota armonia CZ 1237 CZ 191
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba CZ 1237 CZ 218

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