Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 11, 2011

Augusto Dianni (Tenor) (Roma 1873 - Lviv 1938)

After his education he appeared in different Italian stages (among other things in 1899 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome as Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’) and also guested in 1903 at Covent Garden, London as Turiddu in ‘’Cavelleria Rusticana’’. A tour through Poland in 1903 had a such success that he was engaged by the opera house of Lviv and appeared in other opera theaters of Poland as a guest. In 1905 Dianni  made guest appearance in Odessa. He remained, in the end, completely in Poland, sang till 1918 regularly at the opera house of Lviv and after his retirement worked in this town as a vocal pedagogue.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Perugia Teatro Pavone Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1899 Roma Teatro Argentina Traviata (Alfredo)
1900 Foggia Teatro Dauno Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Rieti Teatro Vespasiano Maria di Rohan       
1903 Lemberg Teatro Nazionale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1904 Lemberg Teatro Nazionale Carmen (Don Jose)
1905 Odessa Teatro Municipale Carmen (Don Jose)
1906 Lemberg Teatro Nazionale Stagione       
1907 Lemberg Teatro Nazionale Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1908 Rieti Teatro Vespasiano Traviata (Alfredo)



Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 13019 9066
Maria, Mari (Di  Capua) 13019   9110
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vi di mai  13159 9130
Tristezza (Tosti)    9132
Jone (Petrella): O Jone di quest' anima  9136
Edmea (Catalani): Aria 9138


  1. hello mr arakelyan,
    toda i found a record of augusto dianni at a flewmarket in cologne.
    "Viens mou bieu aime"(Chaminade) and "Viene"(L. Denza) on arena-record in a very good condition.
    i´ve never heared before of this forgotten opera-singer an i found first informations in your bock.
    i´m also a record-collector and i am interested in recordings of the acutic area especially songs "lied" recordings.
    many greetings
    from stephan

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