Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 1, 2015

Arcangelo Rossi (Bass) (Ferentino, Italia 1869 - Milano, Italia 1907 )

After his education at the conservatoire of Naples he made his debut in 1887 at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples as Masetto in ‘’Don Giovanni’’. In 1897 he appeared at La Scala in the premiere of the opera ‘’Il Signore di Pourceaugnac’’ of Alberto Franchetti. In New York he soon became known as an excellent Bass-Buffo. In 1907 he sang at the Metropolitan Opera in the premières of G. Puccinis operas ‘’Manon Lescaut’’ and ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. In June of 1907 he committed suicide in a moment of desperation.

Chronology of some appearances

1887 Napoli Teatro Nuovo Don Giovanni (Masetto)
1897 Milano La Scala Il Signore di Pourceaugnac (-)
1903 New York Metropolitan Opera La Bohème (Schaunard)
1907 New York Metropolitan Opera Manon Lescaut (Geronte)
1907 New York Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly (Yakuside)


Victor, USA 1905-05-01
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Madamina 4443 B2507-A-1
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Manca un foglio 31411 C2508-2

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