Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jan 10, 2016

Baltasar Banquells (Bass) (Valencia, Spain 1872 ? - ?)




Probably he made his debut in 1895. He appeared in Mahon, Madrid (Teatro Buen Retiro), Barcelona (Teatro Novedades and Teatro Tivoli), Lisbon, Alicante, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Palma de Mallorca. His repertoire included Alvise in ''La Gioconda'', Alfonso in ''Lucrezia Borgia'', Ferrando in ''Il Trovatore'', Sparafucile in ''Rigoletto'', Rodolfo in ''La Sonnambula'', Ramfis in ''Aida'' and Silva in Ernani. In the 1902-1903 season he appeared at the Teatro Principal in Valencia as Marcello in ''Gli Ugonotti'' opposite Emanuele Ischierdo as Raoul. Till the 1920's he continued his career on the stage, but performed only in zarzuelas. In 1930's he appeared also in some spanish movies.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Mahon Teatro Principal Gioconda (Alvise) 
1896 Madrid Buen Retiro Africana (Don Pedro)
1896 Valencia Principal Lohengrin (Re Enrico)
1901 Saragozza Principal Boheme (Coline)
1902 Lisbon Coliseo Recrejos Gioconda (Alvise)
1902 Palma de Mallorca Lirico Africana (Don Pedro)
1902 Palma de Mallorca Lirico Boheme (Coline)
1903 Almeria De Variedades Africana (Don Pedro)
1903 Almeria De Variedades Boheme (Coline)
1903 Barcelona  Novedades Africana (Don Pedro)
1903 Alicante Principal Boheme (Coline)
1903 Tarragona Principal Boheme (Coline)
1904 Barcelona Tivoli Africana (Don Pedro)
1904 Barcelona  Novedades Boheme (Coline)
1905 Barcelona  Novedades Africana (Don Pedro)
1905 Barcellona  Verano Boheme (Coline)
1906 Barcelona Bosque Africana (Don Pedro)
1923 Madrid Teatro de la Zarzuela Benamor (Rajah-Tabla)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Spain 
Benamor (Luna): Quinteto Por una mujer with Esperanza Iris, Mimi Derba, Ramos and Castejón A 139738 SO 3026
La verbena de la Paloma (Breton): Concertante with Cora Raga, Rosita Rodrigo, M. Hernández, Emilio Vendrell, A. Fernández, M. Fernández and Asensio 184156b SO 5289




















No comments:

Post a Comment