Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 3, 2012

Romeo Berti (Tenor) (Ravenna, Italy 1867 - London, England 1954)

Probably he sang in Italian provincial theaters and had apparently studied in Paris under Lhérie and Jean de Reszke. From 1895 to 1905 he performed in smaller French stages. He appeared also  in London. He should have lost about 1910 his voice; since 1914 he lived in London and been active there as a pedagogue. Among his pupils was British tenor Benvenuto Finelli.



Odeon, Paris 1904?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Come la plume au vent 33887 xp 987
Troubadour (Verdi): Exile sur la terre 33883 xp 984
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Arioso 37000
Tosca (Puccini): Arioso 37001

Excelsior Reale, Paris 1905? (ann, w pf)
Sigurd (Reyer): Grand air 60647

Columbia, Milano 1905? (w. pf)
Ave Maria (Gounod) 10526

Columbia, Milano 1906? (w. orch.)
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella 10537
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar 10538 
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso 10539
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 10573

Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me 10568

Edison 2-min cylinders, London? 1906?
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo):  Vesti la giubba B7
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana B17
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella B18
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle B26

Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida 2108
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 2109
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 2111 12118 A
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere 2112 458 A
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta 8510
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 8520
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 2108
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella 2110

Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere 35012
Trovatore (Verdi): Deserto sulla terra 35011

Cabezas 1906/1909
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira  2111

1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.