Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Mar 5, 2016

Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor) (Ferrara, 17 ottobre 1909 – Milano, 17 dicembre 1999)



He was a nephew of the baritone Napoleone  Gandini. He was trained by the pedagogues Zoli in Bologna, then A. Malagodi in Cesena and Ghislanzoni in Milan. On 23. 12. 1932 he made his debut at the Teatro Verdi in Ferrara as Lord Arturo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ by  Gaetano Donizetti. After the Second World War he specialized in comprimario and Buffo parts and now belonged to the stars of La Scala in Milano, where he appeared for the first time in R. Zandonai’s opera ‘’Conchita’’. Probably he retired from the stage in 1969. Totally he appeared in 254 parts in 197 operas.

Chronology of some appearances

1932 Ferrara Teatro Verdi  Lucia di Lammermoor (Lord Arturo)
1940 Milano La Scala La donna senz'ombra (apparizione d'un ragazzo)
1940 Milano La Scala La Rondine (Gobin)
1940 Milano La Scala Fidelio (Giacchino)
1952 Venezia Teatro alla Fenice Manon Lescaut (Edmondo)
1952 Venezia Teatro alla Fenice I Quatro Rusteghi (Conte Riccardo)
1953 Milano La Scala Cagliostro  (2°carceriere)
1955 Milano la Scala David (Sciama/Isoboam)
1956 Milano La Scala Troilo e Cressida (1°sacerdote)
1956 Milano La Scala Boris Godunov (Boiardo)
1958 Milano La Scala Adriana Lecouvreur (Poisson)
1960 Milano La Scala Andrea Chenier (Abate)

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La Voce del Padrone, Milano 1945
Campane di Pace (Dino Olivieri) AV 663

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