Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Aug 10, 2016

Giovanni Rambaldi (Tenor) (Asti, Italia 30. 4. 1874 - Asti, Italia 8. 7. 1953)


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From 1891 to 1894 he studied singing in Milan under the pedagogue Leonida Boschini and in 1894 made his debut at the Teatro of Casale Monferrato as Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’. Mostly he appeared at the provincial Italian operatic stages, but had his biggest success in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Mexico), where he was to be found almost annually. His best roles were in operas of G. Verdi, G. Puccini, A. Ponchielli and U. Giordano, also in ‘’Ruy Blas’’ of F. Marchetti, in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ of P. Mascagni, in ‘’Mignon’’ of A. Thomas and in ‘’Saffo’’ of G. Pacini. In 1906 he substituted at the Teatro Argentina in Roma for the ill tenor Edoardo Garbin as Lohengrin and had a huge success. In Parma he was admired for his Maurizio in ‘’Adriana Lecouvreur’’of F. Cilea. After his retirement he taught singing in his hometown Asti.


Chronology of some appearances

1894 Casale Monferrato Teatro Traviata (Alfredo)
1895 Alba  Sociale Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1895 Alba Sociale  Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1896 Camerino  Marchetti Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1896 Ostiglia Nuovo Ernani (Ernani)
1896 Cavarzere Sociale Ernani (Ernani)
1986 Milano Carcano Ernani (Ernani)
1897 Reggio Emilia  Municipale Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1896 La Valletta / Malta  Reale Gioconda (Enzo)
1897 La Valletta / Malta  Reale Carmen (Don Jose)
1897 Gallarate  Condominiale  Gioconda (Enzo)
1898 Gorizia  Sociale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898 Lecco  Sociale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898 Correggio  Bonifazio Asioli Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898 Marsiglia Gymnase Gioconda (Enzo)
1899 Pavia Fraschini Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1899 Asti Alfieri Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1899 Livorno  Goldoni Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Udine Minerva Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Cento Comunale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Conegliano Accademia Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Oporto S. Joao Gioconda (Enzo)
1900 Sanremo Principe Amedeo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1900 Sanremo Principe Amedeo Favorita (Fernando)
1900 Torino Carignano Boheme (Rodolfo)
1900 Rio de Janeiro Lirico Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 Trento Sociale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 La Spezia  Politeama Duca di Genova Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 La Spezia  Politeama Duca di Genova  Favorita (Fernando)
1901 Città del Messico Arbeu Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 Messico Principal Favorita (Fernando)
1903 Saragozza  Principal Africana (Vasco)
1903 Siena  Dei Rinnovati Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1903 Barcellona  Tivoli Boheme (Rodolfo)
1903 Bologna  Politeama D'Azeglio Boheme (Rodolfo)
1904 Siena Dei Rinnovati Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1906 Roma Teatro Adriano Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1906 Roma Adriano Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1906 Politeama Reinach Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)

Giovanni Rambaldi never made records


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