Forgotten Opera Singers
Dec 11, 2011
Emanuele Bucalo (Baritone) (Novara di Sicilia 1866 - Novara di Sicilia 1941)
He is considered one of the greatest baritones of his time. He studied in Palermo and then in Milan. During of his career which lasted approximately from 1894 to 1910 he appeared at the Teatro Politeama Argentino in Buenos Aires, at the Teatro Regio in Parma, at La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Bellini in Catania, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele of Messina, Teatro Municipale of Alessandria, also in Montevideo and Sao Paulo. He was very much appreciated in Buenos Aires as Rigoletto. He died in his native Novara on 23. 10. 1941, surrounded by the affection of his family, friends and admirers.
Chronology of some appearances
1894 Catania Teatro Nazionale I Promessi Sposi with Pietro Gherardi (Renzo) and Elvira De Cesare (Lucia)
1900 Parma Teatro Regio Aida with Carlo Barrera (Radames) and Carmen Bonaplata Bau (Aida)
1901 Tosca with Carlo Barrera (Radames) and Carmen Bonaplata Bau (Aida)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
G&T, Milano 1903-10?
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Sei splendida lucente 52289 Con61
Rigoletto (Verdi): Deh! Non parlare al misero 52848 Con63
G&T, Milano 1904
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola (in cat-key!) 52157 2297L
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Mario Matroiani, Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini and Bianca Lavin de Casas 054045 218½m
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): Io scacciato 052079 222m