Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 1, 2012

Luigi Bolis (Tenor) (? - Savona 1947)

Child of the baritone Dante Bolis and nephew of the great tenor Luigi Bolis, he studied in Milan with the teacher Cairone and, choosing the stage name Luigi Fagnani, he mede his debut in 1900 at the Guillaume of Brescia as Armando in ''Papa Martin'' of A.Cagnoni. After some years he passed to the operetta. In 1908, while he was in Buenos Ayres, engaged for a season of operettas, he was listened by the owner of the theater Marconi that engaged him and he did him debut in the following season, this time with his true name. He remained in career at least up to 1925.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Brescia Teatro Guillaume Papa Martin (Armando) (As Luigi Fagnani)
1901 Vercelli Politeama Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) (As Luigi Fagnani)
1902 Como Teatro Cressoni Faust (Faust) (As Luigi Fagnani)
1908 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi Faust (Faust)
1910 Roma Teatro Costanzi Mefistofele (Faust)
1912 Genova Politeama Genovese Fanciulla del West (Johnson)
1914 Pietroburgo Teatro Petit Pagliacci (Canio)
1916 Piacenza Politeama Concerto
1918 Bologna Teatro Apollo Tosca (Cavaradossi)



Columbia, Milano 1914?
Complete Carmen (Bizet) with Fanny Anitua, Cesare Formichi and Ines Maria Ferraris

Gramophone, Milano 1917
Complete Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) with Giuseppe Montanelli, Annita Conti and Ernesto Badini 

Gramophone, Milano 1917-06-02
Loreley (Catalani): Lascia per or che libera with Celestina Boninsegna  DB4912-053136
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Celestina Boninsegna  DB491 2-054087

Gramophone, Milano 1917-06-05
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): M'ami, m'ami with Celestina Boninsegna  DB492 2-054071
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Vicino a te s'acqueta with Celestina Boninsegna  DB492 2-054075

1 comment:

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