Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jun 25, 2015

Giuseppe Lugo (Tenor) (2. 11. 1898 Isola della Scala, Verona, † 18. 9. 1980 Milano)


                                                               Cavaradossi

                                                                 Werther

He began his education with Tenaglia in Milan, then came to Belgium. Here he studied under the pedagogue Gaudier. In 1930 he made his debut at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’. In 1939 he sang there the title role in J. Massenet’s ‘’Werther’’ in the 1000-th performance of this opera opposite Ninon Vallin.

Chronology of some appearances

1930-1936 Paris Opéra-Comique Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1933 Opéra de Monte-Carlo
1936-1938 London Covent Garden Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1937-1939 Verona Arena
1938 Milano La Scala Pêcheurs de perles (Nadir)
1939 Paris Opéra-Comique Werther (Werther)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Polydor, Paris 1932
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Je crois entendre encore 67126 2146BMP
Bohème (Puccini): Que cette main est froide 67126 2147BMP

Polydor, Paris 1933
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Me grimer 90233
Tosca (Puccini): O douces mains 90233 6067BKP
Rigoletto (Verdi): Comme la plume au vent 561.093
Rigoletto (Verdi): Qu'une belle 561.093

Decca, Paris 1935
Werther (Massenet): J'aurais sur ma poitrine CA8224
Manon (Massenet): Air de Saint-Sulpice  CA8224

Polydor, Paris 1935
Werther (Massenet): O nature  566.171 1067GPP
Manon (Massenet): Rêve de des Grieux 561099 2108¾HPP
Werther (Massenet): Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage 561099 2109HPP

HMV, Paris 1939-06-07
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle DA4921 0LA3102
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia DA4921 0LA3103
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido DB5093 2LA3104
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina DB5093 2LA3105
Tosca (Puccini): Le ciel luisait d'étoiles DA4922 0LA3106
Tosca (Puccini): O de beautés égales DA4922 0LA3107


















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