Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 16, 2012

Tullio Verona (Tenor) (?1897 - Milano 1939)

Another totally forgotten italian tenor who, after having studied in Padua with Palumbo, made his debut as baritone. Later he changed to tenor and in 1925 made his second debut in ‘’Ernani’’ at the Politeama Sampierdarenese in Sampierdarena. He had a successful career at the important Italian stages: at Milan’s La Scala, at the opera houses of Bologna, Verona, Palermo, Roma, Trieste and Genova. He gave guest appearances in Cairo (Teatro Kedivhiale 1927), 's-Gravenhage (Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen 1928), Amsterdam (Teatro Carrè 1928), Rotterdam (Groote Schouwburg 1929) and London (Covent Garden 1930). In 1929 Verona appeared at La Scala as Licinio in G. Spontini’s ‘’La Vestale’’. He retired from the stage in 1938. Verona’s main roles included Radames in ’’Aida’’, Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, Otello in G. Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’, Don Alvaro in ‘’La Forza del destino’’ and Don Jose  in  ‘’Carmen’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Sampierdarena Politeama Sampierdarenese Ernani (Ernani)
1927 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale Aida (Radames)
1928 's-Gravenhage Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1928 Amsterdam Teatro Carre Pagliacci (Canio)
1929 Rotterdam Groote Schouwburg Carmen (Don Jose)
1929 Milan La Scala Vestale (Licinio)
1930 London Covent Garden Norma (Pollione)



Pathe, Milano 1927?
Otello (Verdi): Si pel ciel with Giovanni Inghilleri 10454 88512
Otello (Verdi): Monologo, act 3 10454 88515

Pathe, Milano 1928?
Otello (Verdi): Morte di Otello 15402 88687
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda 15402 88694

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