Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 15, 2015

Vicente Ballester (Baritone) (Valencia, Spain 1887 - Valencia, Spain 1927)



He studied singing in Barcelona with Casas y Mayoral and in 1913 went to Paris to perfect his vocal under Jean de Reszke. Probably he made his debut in Paris, singing in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and ‘’Pagliacci’’. His Italian debut was in 1914 at the Teatro Martinetti of Garlasco as Renato in ‘’Ballo in Maschera’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1914 Garlasco Teatro Martinetti Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1919 Syracuse Teatro Wieting  Aida (Amonasro)
1920 Washington Teatro Belasco Trovatore (Conte)
1921 Portland Public Auditorium Faust (Valentin)
1922 New York Teatro Century Otello (Jago)
1926 New York Manatthan Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1927 Valencia Teatro Principal Concert

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Columbia, Spain 1920's
La Alegria del Batallon: Cancion del soldato S 72 82168
De mi España: Canción RS 70 48438
El rosario canto religioso 48436 S 69
La Alegria Que Velve: Romanza 52001 38056
Ave María S 69 48421

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