Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Sep 6, 2015

Rudolf Bernhardt (Baritone) (Poland, Warsaw ? 1865 - Poland, Warsaw 1905 ?)



                                                                Valentin

First he received his education in Vienna, where he studied singing under Grün and Berensfeld. Later he completed his studies in Berlin under M. Padilla and with Francesco Lamberti in Milano. He made his debut in Cremona as Renato in G. Verdi's ''Ballo in maschera'' (1889?). In 1890 he appeared at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw again as Renato in G. Verdis ''Ballo in maschera''. In the 1891-1892 season he performed at the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Then he undertook a tours, which brought him to the German theaters, where he sang with much success. He came back again to Poland and appeared during the following years at the opera houses of Warsaw and Krakow. In 1897 he made guest appearances in Italian opera theaters, then came back again to Poland and in 1900 did the first Russian tour with successful appearances in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Russia he mostly sang under the artistic name Rodolfo Bernardi. In 1903 he did the third, less successful Russian tour. In 1904 he is to be found for the last time at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. Probably he died the next year. Bernardi also made guest appearances in Berlin (1895), Budapest, His stage repertoire included Enrico in ''Lucia di Lammermoor'', Count di Luna in ''Trovatore'', Renato in ''Ballo in maschera'', Rigoletto, Germont in ''Traviata'',  Tonio in ''Pagliacci'', also Nevers in ''Huguenots'',  Valentin in ''Faust'' and Janusz in ''Halka''. Today he is totally forgotten.

Chronology of some appearances

1890 Warsaw Grand Theatre
1891 Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
1892 Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
1893 Milano La Scala
1895 Berlin
1900 Moscow Theatre Hermitage
1901 Moscow New Theatre
1901 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1902 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1903 Moscow Theatre Hermitage
1903 Moscow Bolshoi Theatre
1904 Warsaw Grand Theatre

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