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Forgotten Opera Singers
Jul 7, 2016
Gino Del Signore (Tenor) (Rome, Italy April 30, 1906 - Rome, Italy December 30, 1978)
First he studied piano and composition in Rome,
then singing at the Conservatoire in Milano. In 1933 he appeared for the first
time at La Scala, where he was to be heard during the following twenty years.
He made successful guest appearances among other things at the opera houses of
Roma, Venezia, Trieste, and Florence. In the 1938-1939 season he took over at
the Salzburg festival the parts of Basilio in ‘’Figaros Hochzeit’’ and the
Fenton in ‘’Falstaff’’. He appeared also at the festival in Glyndebourne as Ferrando
in ‘’Così fan tutte’’ (1939). His repertoire included also Alfredo in ‘’La
Traviata’’and Cassio in G. Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’. He belonged to the ensemble
which brought at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice the premiere of S. Prokofiev’s opera ‘’L'Ange de feu’’ (29. 9. 1955). Still in 1956 he guested in Holland as Dr.
Cajus in ‘’Falstaff’’. Later he taught singing in Roma.
Chronology of some appearances
1938-1939 Salzburg festival
Figaros Hochzeit (Don Basilio) / Falstaff (Fenton)
1939 Glyndebourne festival
Così fan tutte (Ferrando)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
HMV, Milano 1936?
Il Dibuk (Rocca): Ecotti, mia bella amica with Oltrabella 2BA1204
Il Dibuk (Rocca): Ma ora torno verso l'anima tua with Oltrabella 2BA1205
Parlophon Parole d'amore (Fragna - Cherubini) G. P. 91205 120043