Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 25, 2012

Vladimiro Badiali (Tenor) (Modena, Italy 1904 - ?)

The name of this totally forgotten tenor is usually associated on the wab with the name of the famous spanish tenor Giacomo Aragall, who travelled to Milan on a scholarship from the Liceu to study with him. Among his pupils was Giuseppe Giacomini, the great italian international tenor, Genovese lyrico-spinto tenor Ottavio Garaveta and tenor Bruno Prevedi who sang widely in Italy. Approximately from 1930 to 1950 he had a prolific career in different italian opera houses. In 1930 he appeared at the Teatro Lirico in Milan in ‘’La Boheme’’ and ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’ sharing the roles of Rodolfo and Turridu with Franco Corbetta. In the same year, there together with Rosina Sasso, Giuseppe Sardo and Marchi Farina he performed at the Teatro della Commenda again in ‘’La Boheme’’ and ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’. In 1931 he moved to Rome and sang at the Teatro Adriano as Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’ and as Elvino in ‘’La Sonnambula’’. He repeated the role of Duke also at the Teatro Comunale in Forlì. In 1933 he guested in Schio where at the Teatro Civico appeared in V. Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. During his career he sang also in Pistoia, Ast, Genoa and Venezia. Badiali retired from the stage probably in 1950. He made a few records under the name of Bruno Garbi for Excelsius.

Chronology of some appearances

1930 Pistoia  Politeama Mabellini Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1930 Milano  Teatro Lirico Boheme  (Rodolfo)
1930 Milano  Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1930 Milano  Teatro della Commenda Boheme  (Rodolfo)
1930 Milano  Teatro della Commenda Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1931 Roma  Teatro Adriano Rigoletto (Duca)
1931 Roma  Teatro Adriano Sonnambula (Elvino)
1931 Forlê  Teatro Comunale Rigoletto (Duca)
1931 Milano  Teatro Puccini Sonnambula (Elvino)
1933 Modena  Teatro Storchi Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1933 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1933 Bologna  Teatro Manzoni Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1933 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1933 Asti  Teatro Alfieri Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1933 Schio  Teatro Civico Sonnambula (Elvino)
1934 Rivarolo  Teatro Ligure Rigoletto (Duca)
1935 Ravenna  Teatro Alighieri Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1936 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1936 Amsterdam  Teatro Carræ Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1937 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1937 Padova  Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1939 Busto Arsizio  Teatro Sociale  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1939 Rodi  Teatro Puccini Sonnambula (Elvino)
1940 Barcellona  Teatro Tivoli Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1941 Asti  Teatro Alfieri Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1941 Piacenza  Teatro Municipale Don Pasquale (Ernesto)



Chi e piu felice di me (C. A. Bixio) MA 7623 25 M 1929
Io e la luna (Cherubini-Bixio) MA 7623 25 M 1942
Passione argentina (Martelli-Neri-Vasin) MA 7980 25 M 3384

Badiali by Stampanoni

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