Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Sep 11, 2016

Tomaz Alcaide (Tenor) (Estremoz, Portugal 1901, 16/2 - Lisbon, Portugal 1967, 7/11)




First he visited the Military Academy in Lisbon, then studied medicine at the University of Coimbra. He studied singing under Alberto Sarti, later he took vocal lessons with Francisco Coutinho and Eugenia Mantelli in Lisbon. Since 1925 he was a pupil of Fernando Ferrara in Milan. Already in 1924 he made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon as Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’. He made his Italian debut in 1925 at the Teatro Carcano in Milan as Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’ of  A. Thomas. 

Chronology of some appearances

26 May 1924 Lisboa S. Carlos Rigoletto (Duca)
5 December 1925  Milano, Carcano Mignon (Wilhelm Meister)
6 May 1926 Lausanne, G. T. Faust (Faust)
6 January 1927 Bologna, Duse La Bohème (Rodolfo)
1 April 1927 Hagen, Stadttheater Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
30 April 1927 Lausanne, G. T. Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
30 May 1928 Foggia, Dauno Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
8 November 1928 La Haye, Gebouw voor K. En W. La Traviata (Alfredo)
9 December 1928 La Haye, Gebouw voor K. En W. Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
31 January 1929 La Haye, Gebouw voor K. En W. Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Nadir)
19 November 1929 Valetta, Real  Falstaff (Fenton)
7 July 1930 Porto, Sá da Bandeira  Tosca (Cavaradossi)
12 February 1931 Padua, Verdi La Sonnambula (Elvino)
7 October 1931 Helsinki, Suomalainen Ooppera Roméo et Juliette (Roméo)
12 October 1932 Prag, Národni Divadlo  Manon (De Grieux)
27 January 1933 Bordeaux, G.T. Werther (Werther)
24 February 1933 Bordeaux, G.T. Un Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
24 November 1933 Bordeaux, G.T. Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
21 March 1934 Bordeaux, G.T. Lakmé (Frederic)
31 January 1935 Roma, dell'Opera Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
1 April 1935 Bruxelles Monnaie Fedora (Loris)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Columbia, Milano 1930-10-06
Mignon (Thomas): Ah, non credevi tu CQ350 WB3721
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon, fa core CQ350 WB3725
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile DQ1138 WB3723

Columbia, Milano 1930-10
Werther (Massenet): Ah, non mi ridestar LB7 WB3748
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana LB7 WB3749

Columbia, Milano 1930-10-10
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Mi par d'udir ancora LX108 WBX907
Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil LX108 WBX909

Columbia, Milano 1931-06-11
Martha (Flotow): M'appari tutt'amor DQ1137 WB4203
Manon (Massenet): Chiudo gli occhi DQ1136 WB4204

Columbia, Milano 1931-06-12
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo GQ7162 WB4209
Manon (Massenet): Ah, dispar vision DQ1136 WB4210

Columbia, Paris 1934-06-01
Près de létang (Longás-de Badet) BF24 CL4881
Andalouse (Longás-de Badet) BF24 CL4882
Doña Francisquita (Vives): Romance de Fernando BF23 CL4883
Doña Francisquita (Vives): Duo de Aurora et Fernando with Manceau BF23 CL4884

Columbia, 1936-09
Bocage (film): Gosto de ti (Lette-Leite) BL1002 CP767
Bocage (film): Amor é cego e vê (Sequira-Coelho-Leite) BL1002 CP768




















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