Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 11, 2016

Carlos del Pozo (Baritone) (Manila, Filipinas 1885 - España, Madrid 1943)

His full name was Carlos Rodríguez del Pozo. He was a son of the governor of the capital when the country was still a Spanish colony. Probably he made his debut in 1911 at the Teatro Reale in Madrid as Wagner in C. Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’. Soon he started to sing principal baritone parts. In 1913, at the same theater, he appeared as Silvio opposite Titta Ruffo (Tonio) in R. Leoncavallo’s ‘’Pagliacci’’. In 1924 here he sang the part of Rigoletto. In 1927 at the teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid he appeared in ‘’Mignon’’ as a partner of Conchita Supervía, Roberto D'Alessio and Felipe Romito. In 1928 at the same theater he took part in ‘’Les Contes d'Hoffmann’’ along with Vicente Sempere, Matilde Revenga, Hina Spani, Pina Raymondo and Giulio Fregosi. In 1932 at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid he reached a huge success as Don Bartolo in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’ opposite Maria Espinalt, Vicente Simón, Carlo Morelli and Aníbal Vela. He retired from the stage in 1940.

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Madrid Teatro Reale Faust (Wagner)
1913 Madrid Teatro Reale Pagliacci (Silvio)
1915 Madrid Teatro Reale  La Tragedia del Beso (world première) 
1915 Madrid Teatro Reale Maruxa (-)
1915  Madrid Magic Park Pagliacci (Tonio) 
1915 Oviedo Concert
1915 Coruña Rosalia Castro Otello (Jago)
1915 Coruña Rosalia Castro Pagliacci (Tonio) 
1915 Ferrol Jofré Aida (Amonasro)
1916 Madrid Teatro Reale Boheme (Marcello)
1916 Madrid Comedia Aida (Amonasro)
1916 Madrid Comedia Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1917 Lisbon Coliseu dos Recreios Manon (Lescaut)
1918 Bilbao Campo Eliseos Manon (Lescaut)
1918 San Sebastián Victoria Eugenia Manon (Lescaut)
1919 Madrid Teatro Reale Pagliacci (-)
1919 Madrid Teatro Reale Manon (Lescaut)
1919 Madrid Teatro Reale El Avapiés (world première) 
1919 Florence Pergola Manon (Lescaut)
1919 Madrid Teatro Reale El Avapiés (-)
1920 Madrid Teatro Reale Boheme (Marcello)
1920 Madrid Teatro Reale Pagliacci (Tonio)
1920 Madrid Teatro Reale Pagliacci (Tonio)  
1920 Bilbao Coliseo Albia Amaya (world première) 
1921 Havana Nacional Aida (Amonasro)
1924 Madrid Teatro Reale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1926 Madrid Apolo La Dolores (-)
1926 Valencia Plaza de Toros Tosca (Scarpia)
1927 Madrid teatro de la Zarzuela Mignon (-)
1927 Vigo García Barbón Tosca (Scarpia)
1928 Madrid teatro de la Zarzuela Les Contes d'Hoffmann (-)
1932 Madrid Teatro Calderón Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo)


HMV, Madrid 1928-02-17
Marina (Arrieta): Seca tus lágrimas with Revenga, Sagi-Barba and Fleta DB1155 (2-064007)
Marina (Arrieta): Serena tu rostro with Revenga, Sagi-Barba and Fleta DB1155 (2-064008)

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