Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jul 31, 2015

Julienne Marchal (Soprano) (Schaerbeek, Belgium 1882 – ?)




She made her debut in 1906 at the Le Théâtre Royal à La Haye as Lakmé. The same part she sang in 1906 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. During the following years she appeared in Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille Pau and Antwerp. In the 1912-1915 seasons she had a huge success at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. In 1916 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome she sang the part of Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’ and as a partner of Mattia Battistini appeared in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1917 at La Scala she took over the part of Philine in ‘’Mignon’’ by A. Thomas. After her marriage with the pilot Le Blanc she retired from the stage, but began again after her husband’s early death in 1922. Now she appeared in Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo. In the 1930’s she sang small character roles at the French provincial theaters.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Le Théâtre Royal à La Haye Lakme (Lakme)
1906 Paris Opéra-Comique Lakme (Lakme)
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Rigoletto (Gilda)
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Traviata (Violetta)
1917 Milano La Scala Mignon (Philine)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Paris 1908
Faust (Verdi): Il était un roi de Thulé 97452 XP 4795
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ah! veille o femme with Lucien Rigaux  97129 xP 4415
Traviata (Verdi): C'est mom trésor, ma vie with Lucien Rigaux 97119 xP 4413
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) Ah! que dieu seul with Agustarello Affre 97130 XP4417
Faust (Verdi): Air des Bijoux 97453 XP 4796

Jul 30, 2015

Jane Mérey (Soprano) (Ghent, Belgium 12. 10 1872 – ?)


                                                                  Rosina

In 1892 she studied singing under Rosine Laborde in Paris. She made her debut in 1893 at the Opéra Royal de Versailles  in ‘’Lakme’’. Since 1906 she taught singing in Paris. Still in 1937 she lived in Bordeaux.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Opéra Royal de Versailles Lakme (Lakme)
1894 Opéra de Monte-Carlo Aréthuse
1894 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Mireille (Mireille)
1895 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Evangeline (Evangeline)
1896 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1897 Paris Opéra Comique
1898 Opéra National de Bordeaux
1898 Opéra National de Bordeaux

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Pathé cylinders & discs, Paris 1903?
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Air de Rosine 1965
Thaïs (Massenet): Dis-moi que je suis belle 1967
Mireille (Gounod): Ariette - Valse 1975
Mignon (Thomas): Air de Titania 1977
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Air de Pamina 1983
Valse rose (Margis) (pf: Margis) 1986
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Cavatine de Léïla 1993
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Mon coeur t'attend with Albert Piccaluga 2030
Carmen (Bizet): Air de Micaëla 2032
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Mon coeur soupire 2047
Traviata (Verdi): Brindisi 2064

Pathé cylinders & discs, Paris 1905?
Faust (Gounod): Air des bijoux 1839














Jul 29, 2015

Franz Birrenkoven (Tenor) (? 1873 - Hamburg, Germany 28. 06. 1961)


He made debut in 1901 at the Stadttheater in Danzig.

Brothers

Tenor Willi Birrenkoven (1865 - 1955) 
Tenor Fritz Birrenkoven (1876 - 1939)

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Danzig Stadttheater
1902-1904 Frankfurt a.M.Opernhaus
1904-1907 Augsburg Stadttheater
1906 Hamburg Oper
1907-1912 Aachen Stadttheater
1912-1913 Bochum Stadttheater

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Köln 1905-08?
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam): Postillonlied  3-42280 3219L
Undine (Lortzing): Vater, Mutter (Lied des Veit) 3-42361 3771h

G&T, Berlin 1905-09
Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing): Lebe wohl, du mein flandrisch Mädchen 3-42360 3767h

G&T, Berlin 1906-05
Trovatore (Verdi): Stretta V.*22392  1363r
Undine (Lortzing): Vater, Mutter V.* 22393 1364r
Trovatore (Verdi): Dass nur für mich dein Herz erbebt X-22391 1362r

Zonophone, Berlin 1906-05
Postillon de Longjumeau (Adam): Postillonlied X-22390

Zonophone, Berlin 1906-08
Mignon (Thomas): Romanze 22287
Martha (Flotow): Ach so fromm 22288

Zonophone, Berlin 1907-06?
Mignon (Thomas): Leb' wohl, Mignon X-22611
Martha (Flotow): Ach so fromm X-22612
Rigoletto (Verdi): O wie so trügerisch X-22586
Rigoletto (Verdi): Freundlich blick' ich X-22585



















Jul 28, 2015

Bernardo Bernardi (Laib Berek) (Tenor) (Warsaw, Poland August 3, 1882 - Düsseldorf, Germany March 11, 1923)


His real name was Laib Berek. He spent his youth in Italy, then went to Switzerland, where he was active as a carpet dealer. In 1905 became a pupil of Hans Rogorsch in Zurich. In 1906 he made his debut at the Stadttheater in  Zürich and till 1913 remained a member of this opera house. Here he sang a huge number of opera parts and created among other things for Zurich and Switzerland the role of Narraboth in ‘’Salome’’ (1907) and the Bacchus in ‘’Ariadne auf Naxos’’ by R. Strauss. Here he appeared also in the premieres of the operas ‘’Eugene Onegin’’ (1908-1909 season), ‘’Madama Butterfly’’ (1909-1910 season) and ‘’Don Carlo’’ (1911). In  the 1913-1915 seasons he was engaged by the Opernhaus in Dusseldorf. Since 1915 he was to be heard in Zürich, Basel, Bern und Luzern. His best performances were considered to be in the Italian repertoire. Probably he died suddenly. His recordings are extremely rare. 

Opera Premieres

1907 Zürich Stadttheater Salome (Narraboth)
1907 Zürich Stadttheater Ariadne auf Naxos (Bacchus)
1908-1909 Zürich Stadttheater Eugene Onegin (Lensky)
1909-1910 Zürich Stadttheater Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1911 Zürich Stadttheater Don Carlo (Don Carlo)

Chronology of some appearances

1906-1913 Zürich Stadttheater  
1913-1915 Dusseldorf Opernhaus 

RECORDING FOR SALE









Zonophone, Zürich 1904
Das Edelwiess (Penschel) X-82217

Jul 27, 2015

Valentín Šindler (Tenor) (Cholín, Czech Republic January 30, 1885 - Prague, Czech Republic January 21, 1957)



Originally he studied theology in Olomouc, where he also received his musical education. He studied singing in Vienna with Robinson and in Berlin with Emerich. He made his debut in 1909 at the National Theater in Prague as Hoffmann in ‘’Les contes d'Hoffmann’’ by J. Offenbach. He was a favorite tenor of the composer Leoš Janáček. In Brno he was active as vocal pedagogue. From 1952-1956 he worked at the Music Academy in Prague.

Opera premieres

23.11.1921 Brno Opera Zwei Witwen (Wanja Kudrjas)
11.11.1925 Šárka (Lumír)
18.12.1926 Die Sache Makropoulos ( Vitek)
12. 4. 1930 Aus einem Totenhaus (Chapkin)

Chronology of some appearances

1909-1912 Prague National Theater
1913-1914 Theater Winogradow
1914-1917 Zagreb Opera
1917-1932 Brno Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Homokord, Prague 1920's
O sole mio (Di Capua) 2-1624 M. 19298
Paganini (Lehar): Libam, zeny, vastak rad 2-1624 M. 19323
Rose Marie (Friml): Indian love call 2-1646 M. 20413
Rose Marie (Friml): O rose Marie, o baje 2-1646 M. 204132

Camille Rouquetty (Tenor) (1910 - 1976)

Hoffmann

He began his career in 1935 at the Grand Opéra in Paris, where he made his debut as messenger in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ by Saint-Saëns. During the following years he sang a huge number of small parts in this opera house and only in 1938 started to appear as the first tenor. Since 1941 he was to be heard also at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where among other things he took part in the premiere of the opera ‘’Ginevra’’ of M. Delannoy (1942). Till 1961 he appeared at the Grand Opéra.

Chronology of some appearances

1935-1961 Paris Grand Opéra
1941 Paris Opéra-Comique

RECORDING FOR SALE









HMV
Faust (Gounod): Salut demeure DA4902

Jean Nequeçaur (Tenor) (1906 – 1980)



Chronology of some appearances

1940 Paris Grand Opera Aida (Radames)
1940 Paris Grand Opera Rigoletto (Duke)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Pathé
L'Africaine (Meyerbeer): Pays merveilleux X691

Parlophon
Sigurd (Reyer): Esprits gardiens 29556
Faust (Gounod): Salut demeure chaste et pure B 138.426-3
Faust (Gounod): Oh ! nature A 138.425

Henri La Bonte (Tenor) (France ? - ?)




He was a concert singer.

Chronology of appearances

1909 USA Concert
1912 Amsterdam Concert
1916 USA Concert
1917 USA Concert
1929 USA Concert

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Pathé, London 1912?
For you alone (Geehl) 79979
Thou art so dear to me (Spencer) 79990

Enrico Cavallo (Tenor)


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Artiphon
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile 8201

Alessandro Modesti (Baritone) (Roma 1858 - Novara 1940)




He was a pupil of the Melanese pedagogues G.Cima and made his debut in 1886 in the Teatro Reinach in Parma as Doge in ‘’Due Foscari’’ of Verdi. He already had with his debut and afterwards as Nabucco in Verdi’s ‘’Nabucco’’ a huge success. Appearances followed in Vicenza, Torino and in Buenos Aires. In 1892 at the Teatro Regio in Parmahe sang the role of Alfonso in Donizetti’s ‘’Favorita’’. In 1892 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Romein the premiere of A.Gnaga’s opera ‘’Swarten’’ as a partner of  Francesco Tamagno (15. 11. 1892). He achieved his great success at guest performances in leading stages of North and South America. In 1893 with Compagnia Ughetto he was in Mexico City and sang with great success in the première of Verdi’s ‘’Falstaff’’. Now the role of Ford in this opera became one of his star roles, which he sang in the 1894-95 season among other things at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, at the Teatro Sociale of Trento, at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa and also at the Teatro Malibran in Venezia. Since 1900 he was married with the Mezzo-soprano Carolina Zauner (1872-1952). With Carolina Zauner in 1910 at New York he opened a song studio which was  highly respectable. Later the couple returned again to Italy and continued his educational activity inNovara. He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1886 Parma Politeama Reinach Due Foscari (Doge)
1888 Torino Teatro Regio Linda di Chamonix (Antonio)
1891 Odessa eatro Municipale Ugonotti (Nevers)
1893 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Ugonotti (Nevers)
1896 Lisbona Teatro San CarlosFaust (Valentino)
1899 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Aida (Amonasro)
1902 Karkoff Teatro Dukova Carmen (Escamillo)
1904 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1907 La Valletta/Malta Teatro Reale   Iris (Kyoto)
1911 Atene Teatro Arniottis    Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1915 Deluth Lyceum Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1916 Cedar Rapids Green's Opera Aida (Amonasro)
1918 New York Gotham Theater Stagione Compagnia Operistica


Augusto Brogi (Tenor) (Sesto Fiorentino 1847 – Florence 1917)



He studied under the famous teachers Romani and Bianchi in Istituto Musicale di Firenze inFlorence. In 1871-1872 he successfully made a debut as baritone in Teatro Pagliano (today Teatro Verdi) in the opera "Contessa di Amalfi" by Errico Petrella. After working in theatres of Florence, where he played various leading roles, he moved to Rome to sing in Apollo theatre, then to Milan where he worked in La Scala, Dal Verme and Manzoni theatres, then to Venice to sing in Teatro La Fenice and finally to Bologna to Teatro Comunale. The lustrous operatic career of Augusto Brogi includes an interesting story with a well known opera "Otello" by Giuseppe Verdi. Called to prepare for the part of Iago, the singer discovered that the tenor role of Otello was closer to his heart. And just like that, after 15 years of being a baritone, Brogi moved on to performing tenor parts which continued for another 15 successful years. The historical chronicles say that the ease with which Augusto Brogi worked, his extremely soft and pleasant timbre, his delivery, classic gestures and interpretation, made it possible for the gifted artist to play a very broad range of roles. Later on as his career became more and more successful, Brogi also worked in most of the major theatres in Paris, Vienna, St.Petersburg, Stockholm, Pest, Copenhagen, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. His wide repertoire included 70 operas with famous parts by Verdi, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Bizet among his favourites. He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1872 Roma Teatro Costanzi  I Promessi Sposi (Don Rodrigo)
1873 Torino Teatro Regio Poliuto (Severo)
1873 Torino Teatro Regio La Forza del Destino (Melitone)
1878 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Il re di Lahore (Scindia)
1879 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Il re di Lahore (Scindia)
1893 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Sansone e Dalila (Samson)
1900 Roma Teatro Costanzi Tannhauser (Tannhauser)


Constantino Folco Bottaro (Tenor) (Ramos Mejia 1882 - ?)


He received his education in Italyand there he was a pupil of V. Pintorno in Milan. In 1911 he made his debut at the Teatro Sociale of Mantuaas Turiddu in ''Cavalleria Rusticana’’. In 1912 he made guest appearances in Sicily and Calabria and sang afterwards in TurinGenoaCremona andModena. In 1916 he made his first appearance at La Scala, again as Turiddu. In 1923 he returned to Argentinaand sang at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in the premières of Pizzetti’s ‘’Debora e Jaele’’ and ‘’La vida breve’’ of Manuel de Falla as well as in the premiere of ‘’Raquela’’ (1923), an opera of the Argentine composer Felipe Boero. In 1923 he appeared at the opera house of Rio de Janeiroagain in ‘’Debora e Jaele’’ and ‘’La vida breve’’. In 1925 he was to be found again in Italy, where he appeared in the role of the Giannetto in Giordano’s  ‘’La cena delle beffe ‘’. From  1925 to 1927 he sang at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, in 1928 Bottaro made guest appearance at the opera house of Cairo (Herodes in ‘’Salome’’ of R. Strauss), in 1930 he was in Nice, where he performed in ‘’La Cabrera’’ of Gabriel Dupont. In 1935 he appeared for the last time at  the Teatro Verdi in Vicenza as Giannetto in ‘’La cena delle beffe’’. He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Mantua Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1916 Milan La Scala Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1923 Buenos Aires  Teatro Colón Debora e Jaele (Rey Sisera)
1923 Buenos Aires  Teatro Colón Raquela (Honorio)
1923 Buenos Aires  Teatro Colón Ilse (Brian)
1923 Buenos Aires  Teatro Colón Compagnacci (Baldo) 
1923 Buenos Aires  Teatro Colón La vida breve (Paco)


Ugo Colombini (Tenor) (? - ? 1917)






Colombini had a successful career as lyric tenor in different opera houses of Europe. He studied inItaly under the pedagogue Trubadella and made his debut in his native Italy around 1905. In 1909 he went to USA. There he appeared with great success in different italian operas at the Princess Theatre of San Francisco. The next year, as a member of the New York San Carlo Opera Company, he traveled to Monreal and sang at the Princess Theatre, sharing roles with tenor Eugenio Torre. In the same year Colombini went to Habana, where at the Teatro Nacional sang in ‘’Dolorosa’’ by Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes. From Habana he went to Paris and opposite great french bass Juste Nivette sang at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt in Dargomyzhski’s opera ‘’Rusalka’’. In 1913 Colombini was in Venice, where at the Teatro La Fenice he sang the role of Rudello in the premiere of the opera ‘’Melisenda’’ written by Carlo Merli. Unfortunately this talented tenor was killed in front, during the First World War, where he participated as soldier. He never made records.


Colombini came to Americaas part of Oscar Hammerstein I's Manhattan Opera Company and sang in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (the third opening in the new season 1908-1909 [season 3]) on Friday, November 13, 1908. The stars were Luisa Tetrazinni as Rosina, Sammarco as the Barber and Gilibert and De Segurola as Bartolo and Bailio. Unsure what role Colombini sang. However, Oscar Hammerstein dismissed him shortly after this performance for refusing to sing Cassio in Otello. -- Sheean, Vincent Oscar Hammerstein I, Simon and Schuster, Inc. 1956.


I want to thank Alyce Mott for providing this information

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Habana  Teatro Nacional Dolorosa (-)
1911 Paris Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt Rusalka (Prince)
1913 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Melisenda (Rudello)


Gregorio Gabrielesco (Tenor) (Craiova 1859 - Craiova 1915)



                                                                    Otello

His real name was Grigore Gabrielescu. First he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art in Bucharest, then finished the faculty of law at the University of Bucharest. He made his debut in ‘’Martha’’ of Flotow (1880). With the help of Adelina Patti, he attended the Conservatory in Rome (1885). After finishing he appeared at la Scala in Milan, Teatro Reale ofMadrid, Theatro Son Carlo of Lisbon and in other famous theatres of MontevideoRio de Janeiroand Buenos Aires. In 1889 he appeared at La Scala in Milan in the world premiere of Puccini’s opera ‘’Edgar’’ singing the role of Edgar. In the same year he also performed at La Scala, Milan opposite Antonio Magini-Coletti and Romilda Pantaleoni in Donizetti’s ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’.Was among the first four major tenors of the world authorized by Verdi to sing the title role in Otello. Probably he retired from the stage in 1894. Honorary Member of the Academy of music in Lisbon he was a director of the National Theatre in Craiova (1904) and the school of music of the  Elefterie şi Maria Cornetti (1911-1915). He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1889 Milan La Scala Edgar (Edgar)
1889 Milan La Scala Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)


Ettore Borucchia (Bass) (Trevi, near Perugia 1858 - 1944?)




He was a very famous bass. Probably he made his debut in 1883 at the Teatro Politeama Genovese in Genova and appeared in this opera house almost every season till 1905. In the 1888-1890 seasons he made guest appearances at the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon. In 1901 (Bologna, Teatro Comunale) and 1903 (Roma, Teatro Costanzi), as a partner of  Enrico Caruso, he sang the role Sparafucile in G. Verdi’s ‘’Rigoletto’’. He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1885 Bologna Teatro Comunale  La regina di Saba  (Baal-Hanan)
1885 Bologna Teatro Comunale  Traviata (Grenvil) 
1885 Bologna Teatro Comunale  Dinorah (cacciatore-bracconiere)
1897 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Aida (Ramfis)
1897 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Trovatore (Ferrando)
1897 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Lohengrin  (Enrico l'Uccellatore)
1899 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Mefistofele (Mefistofele)
1900 Roma Teatro Costanzi  Faust  (Mefistofele)
1900 Roma Teatro Costanzi  L’Ebrea (Cardinale de Brogni)
1901 Bologna Teatro Comunale  Rigoletto (Sparafucile)
1903 Bologna Teatro Comunale  Mefistofele (Mefistofele)


Nino Bertelli (Tenor) (? Parma - ?)



Between the  two World Wars he had in Italy a significant career. He was one of the best interpreters of the tenor parts in Pietro Mascagni’s operas. Tcomposer himself selected him to appear at the Teatro Alla Scala in his operas ‘’Guglielmo Ratcliff’’ (1932)  and  ‘’Iris’’ (1936). He sang in this opera house also in 1932 the role of Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and in 1935 the Rinuccio in ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’ of Giacomo Puccini. In Italyhe appeared with success in different provincial stages. In 1932 he appeared at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in 1933 at the Opera House of Rome in the premiere of ‘’La farsa amorosa’’ of Riccardo Zandonai, in 1940 at the Teatro Alla Scala in ‘’Ghirlino’’ of Luigi Ferrari-Trecate. At the Opera House of Rome he performed in 1935 in ‘’La Bohème’’. In 1938 during the festival in the Terme di Caracallahe appeared as Folco in Pietro Mascagni’s ‘’Isabeau’’, at the Opera House of Piacenza in 1936 he sang in Umberto Giordano’s ‘’Andrea Chenier’’, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naplesin ‘’'Pinotta’’ of Mascagni. After his retirement he lived as a singing teacher in Milan. He never made records.


Chronology of some appearances

1932 Milano 
Teatro Alla Scala Guglielmo Ratcliff (Guglielmo Ratcliff)
1932 Milano Teatro Alla Scala Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1933 Rome Opera House La farsa amorosa (-)
1935 Milano Teatro Alla Scala Gianni Schicchi ( Rinuccio)
1936 Milano Teatro Alla Scala Iris (Osaka)
1940 Milano Teatro Alla Scala Ghirlino (-)


Louis Orliac (Tenor)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Odeon, Paris 1933
Rigoletto (Verdi): Comme la plume au vent 249002 KI 5826-1 
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Asile héréditaire 249003 KI 5827-1
Maître Pathelin (Bazin): Je pense à  vous quand je 'éveille 249003 KI 5828-1
La Juive (Halevy): Dieu que ma voix tremblante 249002 KI 5829-1

Jul 26, 2015

Rudolfs Berzins (Tenor) (Riga, Latvia 1881 - Riga, Latvia 1949)



He was one of the best latvian tenors of his time. He started his career as an actor, then studied singing under Hermann Jadlowker. He made his debut 1903 at the Latvian National Opera as Faust and appeared here till 1905. He participated in the Revolution of 1905–07. He made guest appearances in Münster, Halle and in other german cities. After 1940 he taught at the Latvian Conservatory (Riga) and he became manager and artistic director of the Latvian Theater of Opera and Ballet in 1944. His repertoire included Lohengrin, Samson in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Tannhäuser, Tristan in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’, Don Jose in ‘’Carmen’’, Otello, Radames in ‘’Aida’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1903-1905 Riga Latvian National Opera
1911 Stuttgart  Opernhaus
1914-1919 Denmark and Sweden
1919-1928 Riga Latvian National Opera

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Parlophon
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mein lieber Schwan P 51505-I 2-87305
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner): Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein P 51505-II 2-87306
Rožainas dienas (Baumgartner) B. 16531-I 87085

Рижский Завод
Krauklīts sēž ozolā ГРК 3/07 5286


Rigas Skanuplasu Fabrika
Ligo dziesmas Гост 5289-56 3-00 29169
Ligo dziesmas Гост 5289-56 3-00 29168

Bellacord
Laša dziesma 3884 M4926
Polka 3884 M4927

Jul 24, 2015

Heinrich Winckelshoff (Tenor) (1883, Köln, Germany - ?)



He received his education in Cologne and made his debut in 1907 at the Opernhaus in Cologne, where he remained active till 1918. First he made guest appearances as an opera singer then turned completely to the operetta and worked in the 1920-1926 seasons at the Reichshallen-Operettentheater in Cologne. During his career as an opera singer he sang the part of Don Ottavio in ‘’Don Giovanni’’, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Froh in "Rheingold", Königssohn in "Königskindern", Fenton in ‘’Falstaff’’, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and Pinkerton in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. In the 1910-1913 seasons he sang with success Wagner repertoire at the the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. He made a few records for Parlophon.

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1918 Cologne Opernhaus 
1910-1913 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie
1920-1926 Cologne Reichshallen-Operettentheater

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Parlophon, Berlin 1924-12-17
Heimliche Aufforderung (R Strauss); Liebesfeier (Weingartner) P1885 2-7777

Parlophon, Berlin 1925-04-17
Der Asra (Rubinstein) P1982 2-8081
Der Lenz (Hildach) P1948 2-8082
Still wie die Nacht (Bohm) P1982 2-8085

Jul 23, 2015

Gaetano Viviani (Baritone) (Terrasini/Palermo, Italia 1896 - Palermo, Italia 1954)



Young he emigrated to the USA, where he received his education at the school of the baritone Alessandro Arcangeli. He made his debut in 1921 at Manhattan Opera in New York as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1921 New York Manhattan Theater Aida (Amonasro)
1923 Milano Teatro Carcano Pagliacci (Tonio)
1925 Il Cairo Teatro Khediviale Carmen (Escamillo)
1927 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Trovatore (Conte)
1929 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Tristano e Isotta (Kurvenaldo)
1932 Novara Teatro Coccia Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1935 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1938 Parma Teatro Regio Otello (Jago)
1940 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Pagliacci (Tonio)
1942 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1945 Palermo Teatro Massimo Boheme (Marcello)

RECORDIGNS FOR SALE









Columbia, Milano 1925?
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Cruda, funesta smania  B 531 D 5205
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Carmelo Alabiso D5204 B546
Ernani (Verdi): Lo vedremo o veglio audace D 5205 B529
Carmen (Bizet): Votre toast je peux vous le rendre B 549
Forza del destino (Verdi): Urna fatale del mio destino D 5206 B 550