Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 12, 2011

Alessandro Scalabrini (Tenor) (Verona 1875? - ?)

He was born in Verona and studied there with Camozzini. Before his debut, he sang in some private recitals and he made his debut in 1901 at the Sociale at Sassuolo as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. He was engaged many times and for long period in touring opera companies such as Lambardi or Gonzales and sang in many east European and American opera  houses. As a member of Lombardi Opera Company in 1909 he appeared in Los Angeles at the Auditorium Theatre  in ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’ as Turiddu with Elvira Campoli, Angelo Antola and A. Giana. Here he also appeared in 1910. This time as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’ with famous soprano Ester Adaberto and Dolores Frau. In USA he always sang with great success.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Sassuolo Teatro Carani   Trovatore (Manrico)
1902 Venezia   Teatro Rossini  Ernani (Ernani)
1906 Amsterdam Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Trovatore (Manrico)
1907 Costantinopoli eatro Petit Champs Aida (Radames)
1908 Guatemala Teatro Colon Aida (Radames)
1909 Los Angeles Teatro Auditorium Aida (Radames)
1910 Bogot  Teatro Municipal Aida (Radames)
1911Puerto Rico Teatro Municipal Stagione Compagnia Lambardi
1912  San Paolo Teatro San Jose Aida (Radames)



Favorite, Verona
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 1-35091
Ebreo (Apolloni): Meste d'incerto raggio 1-35096
Ebreo (Apolloni): Amarti, amarti ed essere 1-35111
Ebreo (Apolloni): Del Corano il sacro carme 1-35115 3644-o
Ebreo (Apolloni): Vieni fatal presagio 1-35117 3649-o-

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