Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Nov 28, 2011

Antonio Aramburo (Tenor) (Erla, Zaragoza 1840 – Montevideo 1912)

He studied in Madrid with Antonio Cordero and made his debut in 1871 at the Teatro Carcano in Milan in ‘’Saffo’’. The next year Aramburo was in Venice, where at the Teatro Comploy he performed as Pollione in ‘’Norma’’. Guest appearances followed in Dublin (1873), Buenos Aires (1874), Moscow (1875), Paris (1876), Seville (1879), Havana (1881), Berlin (1882), Santiago (1883), Warsaw (1887) and Odessa (1892). In 1879 Aramburo first appeared in New York at the Academy of Music in "Rigoletto," "Lucia di Lammermoor," and "Il Trovatore." The tenor then left the U.S. in a rage after receiving poor reviews in the New York "Herald," and went off to fulfill a contract at La Scala. Aramburo considered himself one of the six leading tenors of Europe. After his retirement he lived in Montevideo where he and made Aramburo Cylinders.

Chronology of some appearances

1872 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Favorita (Fernando)
1873 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Favorita (Fernando)
1874 Buenos Ayres Opera Favorita (Fernando)
1877 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Favorita (Fernando)
1877 Montevideo Teatro Solis Norma (Pollione)
1877 Montevideo Teatro Solis Poliuto (Poliuto)
1877 Montevideo Teatro Solis Rigoletto (Duca)
1879 Siviglia Teatro San Ferdinand Poliuto (Poliuto)
1879 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Poliuto (Poliuto)
1879 New York  Academy of Music Rigoletto (Duca)
1880 Torino  Teatro Regio Trovatore (Manrico)
1882 Praga Neustadter Rigoletto (Duca)
1882 Madrid Teatro Lirico Trovatore (Manrico)
1883 Montevideo Teatro Solis Poliuto (Poliuto)
1889 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Favorita (Fernando)
1889 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Trovatore (Manrico)


  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this Valuable Biograhical information.

  2. Hello Ashot,
    I am the owner of the original G&T Test pressing of the Otello: Niun mi tema of Aramburo and I would like to be in touch with you. I searched for Aramburo recordings for over 30 years and my stories of acquisition are most interesting, Please be in touch with me. I would certainly want to purchase your CD.

    1. Hello Bob. Thank you for your interest. Today I will write on your email.
      All the best