Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jul 3, 2016

Giovanni Malipiero (Tenor) (Padua, Italia 21. 4. 1906 - Milano, Italia 11. 4. 1970)


                                                                            Rinuccio


He began his career at the Teatro of Lonigo as Duca in ‘’Rigoletto’’. At the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma he sang in 1935 the part of Lindoro in G. Rossini’s  ‘’Italiana in Algeri’’. In 1936 he appeared at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. Then in the 1936-1937 season he sang for the first time at La Scala in ‘’La Cenerentola’’ of G. Rossini and he achieved a huge success. In 1938 he sang there the part of Jean in J. Massenet’s "Le Jongleur de Notre Dame". This role he repeated also with great success in 1948 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. In 1947 he made guest appearance at La Scala as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ (opposite Lina Pagliughi in the title role), in 1948 in "Le pauvre matelot" of Darius Milhaud. In  the 1937-1939 seasons and in 1947 he sang at the Arena di Verona in his star roles: as Faust of C. Gounod, Romeo in ‘’Giulietta e Romeo’’ fby R. Zandonai, Fernando in ‘’La Favorita’’ of G. Donizetti and as faust in ‘’Mefistofele’’ of A. Boito. In 1952 he appeared in Florence in the premiere of the opera ‘’Don Chisciotte’’ of Vito Frazzi. By the end of his career he sang in 1955 at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma the part of Beppe in ‘’Pagliacci’’ (here in 1953 in the premiere of A. Lualdi’s ‘’La Luna di Cairibi’’). In 1961 he performed in Bologna as Malatestino in R. Zandonai’s ‘’Francesca da Rimini’’. In 1962 he sang for the last time at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli.

Chronology of some appearances

1930 Lonigo Teatro Rigoletto (Duca)
1935 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)
1936 Parma Teatro Regio Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1938 Milano La Scala Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (Jean)
1948 Venice Teatro La Fenice Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (Jean)
1955 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Pagliacci (Beppe)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Parlophone, 1937-10?
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima 2-70069
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina 2-70073
Mignon (Thomas): Ah, non credevi tu 2-70075
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil 2-70070
Manon (Massenet): O, dolce incanto 2-70076
Tosca (Puccini) E lucevan le stelle  2-70077

Cetra
Rigoletto (Verdi) La donna  e mobile BB25063
Rigoletto (Verdi) Questa o quella Cetra BB25063

Parlophone, 1938-07-14
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo 2-70128

HMV, Milano 1940
Manon (Massenet): Ah! Dispar vision DB5362 2BA3769 

HMV, Milano 1940-01/02
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parmi veder le lagrime DA5381 0BA3644
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon! DB5356 2BA3668
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo DA5382 0BA3669
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi, dai prati DA5382 0BA3670
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella DA5381 0BA3645 

HMV, Milano 1941-05/06
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta DA5407 0BA4443
Traviata (Verdi): De miei bollenti spiriti DA5407 0BA4442
Werther (Massenet): O Natura... DB5405 2BA4453 

HMV, Milano 1942
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): A te grazie, o crepuscolo DB5445 2BA5024
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Natura immensa DB5445 2BA5025

Odeon Fonotipia, Milano
Manon (Massenet) Oui, je fus cruelle et coupable... N'est-ce plus ma main with Florica Cristoforeanu  N24001 xxPh 6676, N24001 xxPh 6677
















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