Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 7, 2016

Vincenzo Guicciardi (Baritone) (Nonantola 1889 - Ferrara 1965)




He studied singing in Modena where he and made his debut in 1911 in G. Verdi’s ‘’Ernani’’. In 1913 he again appeared as Don Carlo in ‘’Ernani’’ at the Teatro Politeama in Genoa and began a successful career in the leading Italian opera houses. His repertoire included Telramund in ‘’Lohengrin’’, Kurwenal in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’, Jochanaan in ‘’Salome’’, the eponymous heroes in ‘’Guglielmo Tell’’, Gérard in ‘’Andrea Chénier’’ and Barnaba in ‘’La Gioconda’’. In 1931 he sang at La Scala in the premiere of the opera ‘’La notte di Zoraima’’ by Montemezzi. In 1926 he appeared at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo in the premiere of the opera ‘’Ivania’’ of Pizzi. In 1942 he performed at the Opera of Rome in the Italian première of Alban Berg’s ‘’Wozzeck’’. He continued his career after the Second World War and sang still 1951 at the Teatro Grande in Brescia in G. Puccini’s  ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’. In 1951 he was appointed as a professor of the Liceo Frescobaldi in Ferrara.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Modena  Teatro Storchi  Ernani (Carlo)
1914 Modena  Teatro Municipale Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1916 Padova Teatro Garibaldi Traviata (Germont)
1919 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Aida (Amonasro)
1923 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Aida (Amonasro)
1926 Brescia Teatro Grande Gioconda (Barnaba)
1929 Novara Teatro Coccia  Guglielmo Tell (Tell)
1933 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Loreley (Hermann)
1937 Como  Teatro Sociale Guglielmo Tell (Tell)
1941 Genova Politeama Genovese Gioconda (Barnaba)
1947 Genova Teatro Grattacielo Fanciulla del West (Rance)
1951 Brescia Teatro Grande Fanciulla del West (Rance)

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Homochord, 1932
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini) Resta immobile 6625 H 85219


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