Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 29, 2016

Augusto Vicentini (Tenor) (Verona, Italia 18. 06. 1926 - ?)


Around 1930 he moved with his family to Legnago. After his education at the Schola  Cantorum di Legnago, he received the first recommendations by maestro Guido Stello and his wife, soprano Adelina Ambroso. Abandoned his university studies, he dedicated himself completely to the artistic activity. First he studied with maestro Ferruccio Cusinati, then with tenor Guido Ederle. On January 28, 1948 he made his debut at the Astra Theatre in Legnago in a Symphony concert. In 1953 he made his debut at the Nuovo in Milano in ‘’Tosca’’, which was a part of the school of La Scala, then he subsequently was engaged by the Italian and foreign theaters. On September 15, 1956 he appeared at the Teatro Salieri in Legnago in ‘’La Boheme’’ and ‘’La Traviata’’. That same year he made his debut at the Arena di Verona in ‘’Faust’’. In the 1973-1974 season he sang here in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’Un ballo in maschera’’, ‘’La Boheme’’ and ‘’Samson and Delilah’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1948 Legnago Astra Theatre
1953 Milano Nuovo
1956 Legnago Teatro Salieri
1973-1974 Verona Arena


Vienna State Opera, 1961
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì, felice with Elena Todeschi
Traviata (Verdi): Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti spiriti
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Elena Todeschi

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, ringing voice that is easily produced. He gives evidence of having been an intelligent singer.