Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 26, 2018

Renzo Pigni (Tenor) (1908 - 3. 1. 1969)

Already in 1933 he sang at La Scala the part of Narraboth in ''Salome''. Here he appeared also as Pinkerton in ''Madama Butterfly'', Enzo in ''La Gioconda'', Maurizio in ''Adriana Lecouvreur'', Loris in ''Fedora'', Faust in ''Mefistofele'' of Boito, Osaka in ''Iris'', Walther von Stolzing and Lohengrin. he also appeared as guest at the other famous Italian opera theaters, among other things in the 1939-1940 season he performed at the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma (as Alfredo in ''La Traviata'' and Uberto in ''Margherita de Cortona'' of Licinio Refice). In 1937 he made successful guest appearance at Covent Garden in London. He continued his career till the fifties; thus he guested in 1951 at the Teatro Comunale in Firenze as Riccardo in G. Verdi's ''Ballo in maschera''.

Chronology of some appearances

1931 Catania  Arena Imperiale Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1931  Piacenza  Politeama Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1931  Piacenza  Politeama Traviata (Alfredo)
1934  Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1937 Genova  Politeama Genovese Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1937 Genova  Politeama Genovese Traviata (Alfredo)
1938 Parma  Teatro Regio Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1938  Lugano  Teatro Apollo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1938  Lugano  Teatro Apollo Traviata (Alfredo)
1939 Napoli  Arenaccia Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1939 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Traviata (Alfredo)
1939 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Traviata (Alfredo)
1940 Genova  Politeama Genovese Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Genova  Politeama Genovese  Traviata (Alfredo)
1944  Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Mefistofele (Faust)

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