Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 1, 2015

Stanisław Bogucki (Baritone) (Warsaw, Poland 16.03.1869 - Warsaw, Poland 11.04.1924)

He studied singing under j. Kotarbinski and W. Mil­ler in Poland. Additionally he perfected his vocal technique in Milan under Augusto Broggi and Victor Maurel. On 24. 03 1892 he made his debut at the Grand Theatre of Łódź as Don Gaetano in forgotten opera ‘’Serce i ręka’’. The same year he appeard in Lviv as an operetta singer. In 1901 he was engaged by the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. In 1894 he made guest appearances in Łódź, Piotrków and Przemyśl. In the 1897-1898 seasons he sang again at the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet performing as Zuniga in ‘’Carmen’’ and Tonio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. On April 1 of 1902 he married the singer Rose Rapacką. In 1903 he went on a tour in St. Petersburg, then made his debut at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw as Tonio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. In the 1906-1907 season he sang and acted in Lviv as director of operettas. In 1907 he returned to Warsaw and became a professor of the Conservatory. In 1909, together with j. Puchniewski, he appeared as a guest in Kiev and the next year in Warsaw. In 1911 he took over the management of the opera troupe in the United States and directed there ‘’Halka’’ and ‘’Pagliacci’’. During World War I he stayed in Moscow and worked there as a professor of the Conservatry. Also performed in operas and gave a recitals. The singer also organized concerts in Siberia and Manchuria. After the war, he returned to Warsaw. On 19. 09. 1919 he performed at the Teatr Wielki in "Stara baśń". In 1921 he sang at the Opera in Krakow. In the 1921-1922 season he made guest appearances at the Warsaw Teatr Wielki and sang there the parts of Alfio in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and Tonio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. In 1923 he opened in Warsaw a school for singing.

Chronology of some appearances

1892 Łódź Grand Theatre
1897-1898 Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
1901 Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
1903 Warsaw  Teatr Wielki
1919 Warsaw Teatr Wielki
1921 Krakow Opera
1921-1922 Warsaw Teatr Wielki


Favorite, Warsaw 1908?
Carmen (Bizet): Votre toast 1-75578 3111-o
Halka (Moniuszki): Polonez  1-75574 3107-o

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