Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 26, 2017

Giovanni Goffi (Tenor) (Turin, Italy 1904 - ?)

At the age of six he appeared publicly as pianist. He studied singing in Turin and made his debut, which was very successful at  the Teatro Malibran in Venice as Rodolfo in G. Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’ (1924). He continued his career at the famous Italian opera stages in parts like Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’, Faust,  Almaviva in ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Elvino in V. Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. In 1931 Giovanni Goffi appeared at the Teatro Carignano in Turin in the premiere of the opera ‘’L'Amoroso furfante’’ of  Giulio Gedda. Despite his success in 1920’s, he had a short career and probably never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1924 Venice Teatro Malibran
1931 Turin Teatro Carignano 

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