Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 10, 2016

Lorenzo Conati (Baritone) (Verona, Italia 1890 - Milano, Italia 1980)

He studied singing in Verona and Milan and made his debut in 1918 at the Teatro Politeama of Asti in G. Donizetti's' ''Don Pasquale''. In 1922 he appeared in Rotterdam and the Hague. He went to North America and joined the San Carlo Opera Company and undertook in 1924 a big tour through the USA. In 1926 he guested in Lausanne as Sharpless in ''Madama Butterfly''. In 1929 he sang at the Palais Mediterranee of Nice the part of Figaro in ''Il Barbiere di Siviglia''. Vast tours in South America brought him to the operas of Santiago de Chile, Lima, Valparaiso, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In addition he sang in Italy at the opera houses in Verona, Catania, Trieste, Trento, San Remo and Vicenza and guested in 1930 in Germany (Augsburg). He retired from the stage in 1942.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Asti Politeama Nazionale Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
1922 Novara Teatro Coccia Boheme (Marcello)
1924 Borgo  San  Donnino  Teatro  Magnani Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1926 Losanna Opera Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1928 Nice Palais Mediterranee Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1930 Parma Teatro Regio Manon (Lescaut)
1932 Como  Teatro Sociale Werther (Albert)
1934  Milano  Teatro Lirico Boheme (Marcello)
1936 Verona Teatro Filarmonico Manon (Lescaut)
1938  Venezia Teatro Malibran Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1942 Rovigo Teatro Sociale Matrimonio Segreto (Robinson)


Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Son nov'ore...Bella siccome un angelo with Giuliani GQX 10101
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Pronta io son with Solari, Alfani Tellini and GiulianiGQX 10102
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Via da brava with Solari, Alfani Tellini and Giuliani GQX 10103

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