Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 26, 2011

Giuseppe Bellantoni (Baritone) (Messina 1880 - Forte dei Marmi 1946)


He began his education in Messina, then became a pupil of the famous Antonio Cotogni in Rome. His stage debut took place in 1905 at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina as Renato in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’. He moved himself later basically to the dramatic and above all to the Wagner's repertoire and became one of the most significant representatives of this vocal field in Italy. In 1907 he sang at La Scala as Alberico in ‘’Crepuscolo degli dei’’ In 1911 he again performed at La Scala, but this time as Viandante in ‘’Sigfrido’’. In 1912 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Enrico in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. In 1913 he sang at  the Teatro Regio in Parrma in Verdi’s ’’Nabucco’’ and ‘’Aida’’. In 1918 Bellantoni appeared at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna as ‘’Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’ and as Germont in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1919 he guested at the theatro Comunale of Forli again as Germont in ‘’La Traviata’’. Still in 1927 he sang at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. Bellantoni appeared also at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Ayres, It happened in 1908. He finished his stage career approximately in 1930.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1908 La Scala Milan Crepuscolo degli dei (Alberico)
1911 La Scala Milan Sigfrido (Viandante)
1912 Rome Teatro Costanzi Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1913 Parrma Teatro Regio Aida (Amonasro)
1918 Bologna Teatro Comunale Aida (Amonasro)
1919 Forli Teatro Comunale Traviata (Germont)
1927 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Traviata (Germont)



Fonotipia, Milano 1910-03-16
Occhi di fata (Denza) 62468 xPh 4274
L'ultima canzone (Tosti) 62469 xPh 4275

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-03-21
Luna cortese (Valente) 62467 xPh 4285
Chianiutedda mi  (Graffeo) 62466 XPh 4286

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-10-25
Forza del destino (Verdi): Urna fatale 92729 xPh 4399

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-10-26
Herodiade (Massenet): Vision fugitive 92679 xPh 4400

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-10-29
Ruy Blas (Marchetti):  Ai miei rivali 92730  xPh 4405
Favorita (Donizetti): A tanto amor 92680 xPh 4406

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-11-15
Lolita (Buzzi-Peccia) 92727 xPH 4420

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-11-16
Walkure (Wagner): Wotan's Abschied 92681 xPh 4421  

Fonotipia, Milano 1910-11-25
Siegfried (Wagner):  Veglia, Wala!  92725 xPh 4498

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-16
Saffo (Pacini): Di sua voce  92784 xPh 4495
Saffo (Pacini): Un' Erinni 92785 xPh 4531
Fuoco spento (Cabrera) Donna che avevi un giorno 92728 xPh 4497

1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my Friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information.