Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 14, 2015

Catullo Maestri (Tenor) (Pavia, Italia 1875 - ? 1952)




He made his debut in 1894 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Moser in ‘’Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’’. Here he sang until 1904 and then returned to Italy, where the same year made his debut at the Politeama Casteggio in ‘’Rigoletto’’, but without success. In 1908 he made his real debut at the Teatro Olimpia of Bologna in ‘’Andrea Chenier’’. He retired from the stage in 1931, appearing for the last time at the Teatro Guidi in Pavia in ‘’Tannhauser’’. In Italy he was one of the best interpreters of the parts in R. Waganer's operas. 

I wish to thank Severyan Tsagareyshvili for his help

Chronology of some appearances

1894-1904 New York Metropolitan Opera
1908 Bologna Teatro Olimpia Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Norma (Pollione)
1917 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Tristano e Isotta (Tristano)
1917 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Norma (Pollione)
1917 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon La Walkyria (Sigmondo)
1918 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Sansone e Dalila (Sansone)
1919 Bergamo  Teatro Donizetti Ernani (Ernani)
1920 Roma Teatro Costanzi Tristano e Isotta (Tristano)
1921 Roma Teatro Costanzi Parsifal (Parsifal)
1921 Buenos Aires Teatro Coliseo Tristano e Isotta (Tristano)
1922 Roma Teatro Costanzi Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser)
1922 Roma Teatro Costanzi Sansone e Dalila (Sansone)
1922 Bologna Teatro Comunale Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser)
1923 Roma Teatro Augusteo La primavera  (giovine)
1926  Venezia Teatro alla Fenice Norma (Pollione)
1931 Pavia Teatro Guidi Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser)

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Gramophone, Milano 1917
Complete Boheme (Puccini): with Gemma Bosini, Ernesto Badini, Remo Andreini, Aristide Baracchi, Vincenzo Bettoni and Adalgisa Giana

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