Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 3, 2012

Fernando De Lucia (Tenor) (Naples 1860 – Naples 1925)

He studied at the Naples Music Conservatory with Vincenzo Lombardi and Beniamino Carelli. He made his debut at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, as Gounod's Faust in 1885. Over the next two or three years he sang in Spain, South America and in the smaller Italian opera houses, in Linda di Chamounix, Dinorah, L'elisir d'amore, Fra Diavolo and La sonnambula. While in Madrid he was hired by Augustus Harris and Herman Klein for his first London appearances in the Drury Lane season of 1887; but although Klein liked his Alfredo, he went comparatively unnoticed due to the British debut of the charismatic tenor Jean de Reszke. His Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia (a role later closely associated with him) was described as "truly detestable" by The Times newspaper. On October 31, 1891, De Lucia took part in the world premiere of L'amico Fritz, singing the role of Fritz Kobus opposite the French diva Emma Calvé. The opera had been composed by the up-and-coming musician Pietro Mascagni and its debut occurred in Rome at the Costanzi Theatre. For a singer later upheld (by some) as the rarified model of bel canto style the situation was originally quite otherwise; De Lucia was, in fact, famous during his career not as a bel canto stylist, but as a performer of Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavallo's earthy, melodramatic verismo characters. De Lucia capitalized on Europe's Mascagni craze of the early 1890s. Accordingly, in November 1892, he was engaged by the Florence opera house to create the tenor lead in Mascagni's third opera, I Rantzau. Appearing with him in the work was the virtuoso baritone Mattia Battistini. De Lucia's verismo-opera career continued apace with the first English performance (on 19 May 1893, with Enrico Bevignani conducting), of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, opposite Nellie Melba and Mario Ancona. De Lucia sang the part of Canio, which had been created a year earlier in Milan by Fiorello Giraud. Klein describes an audience breathless with excitement, and De Lucia's burning intensity in the role as a triumph of realism. Mascagni made his own London debut at Covent Garden, conducting L'amico Fritz on June 19, 1893 with Calvé and, of course, De Lucia in the cast. Soon afterwards, again with Calvé, and accompanied by the song composer Paolo Tosti, De Lucia sang excerpts from Cavalleria rusticana for Queen Victoria at Windsor. On July 7 of that year, appearing in a cast which included soprano Nellie Melba and the baritones Mario Ancona and David Bispham, he gave the first British performance of I Rantzau at Covent Garden. (The opera was not a great success.).  In 1893-94, De Lucia sang in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera. He repeated his Canio with Melba and Ancona, and this was esteemed; but he was disliked as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. He did not repeat the experience. In London in 1894, he performed both Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (together on the one night) at Covent Garden, with Ancona in the lead baritone parts. Shaw admired the "'altogether exceptional dramatic force" which their performances gave to the pair of works. That season he was also in a bilingual (French-Italian) Faust, with Melba, Ancona and Bauermeister. De Lucia sang at La Scala in 1895 in the world premiere of Mascagni's Silvano, and also appeared in the first Milan performances of Puccini's La bohème and Massenet's La Navarraise. The American baritone David Bispham thought De Lucia admirable in Fra Diavolo that year. The cast of Auber's light-hearted opera featured Bispham and Mme Amadi (as Lord and Lady Allcash) and Marie Engle (as Zerlina), as well as the bass Vittorio Arimondi and the buffo baritone Antonio Pini-Corsi (as brigands). In 1896, in Milan, De Lucia appeared as Cavaradossi in Tosca, and again as Almaviva. The next year, he sang in a state concert at London's Buckingham Palace to mark Queen Victoria's Royal Jubilee. At the Costanzi Theatre, Rome, on 22 November 1898, he created the role of Osaka in Mascagni's Iris, and at Covent Garden on 12 July 1900 he played Cavaradossi in the first performance of Tosca in England, supporting the Floria Tosca of Milka Ternina, with Antonio Scotti as Scarpia and Luigi Mancinelli conducting. De Lucia was also admired in London as Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen. He appeared, too, in the same composer's I pescatori di perle and in various works by Rossini, Bellini and Verdi. His last London season would be in 1905, in an outstanding operatic company assembled by Henry Russell for the Waldorf Theatre (now the Novello Theatre). In 1916, De Lucia delivered his farewell performance at La Scala as Rodolfo. He said goodbye to his loyal Neapolitan supporters the following year at the Teatro di San Carlo. De Lucia's final appearance before the public occurred at the funeral of the incomparable Enrico Caruso in Naples in 1921. In his later years, De Lucia dwelt in Naples and taught at the conservatory there, in which he himself had been trained. His most famous pupil was the French tenor Georges Thill. He died in his native city of Naples.

 His career evolved as follows:

1888 Madrid  Teatro Reale  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1891 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Carmen (Don Jose)
1891 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1891 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1892 Madrid  Teatro Reale  Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1895 St. Petersburg Acquarium Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1895 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1895 Montevideo  Nuovo Politeama Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1896   Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1897 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1897  Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Boheme (Rodolfo)
1897  Montevideo  Teatro Solis Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898  Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1898 Lisbon Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 London Covent Garden Boheme (Rodolfo)
1899 Lisbon Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1900 London Covent Garden Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1901 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1902 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1903 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1904 Lisbon Teatro San Carlo Carmen (Don Jose)
1905 Milan La Scala Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1906 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1908 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1916 Milan La Scala Boheme (Rodolfo)


G&T, Milano 1902-11
Ideale (Tosti) 52410 2861b
Werther (Massenet): Ah non mi ridestar 52435 2862b
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 52411 2863b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome 52427 2864b
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta 52436 2865b
Marechiare (Tosti) 52412 2866b
Napulitanata (Uocchie de suonno) (Costa) 52413 2867b
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 52414  2868b
Fenesta che lucive (Cottrau) 52415 2869b
Manon (Massenet): Chiudo gli occhi 52416 2870b

G&T, Milano 1902-12-03
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola (Siciliana) 52652 2897b
A suon di baci (Baldelli) 52651 2898b
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 52437 2899b
Sei morta nella vita mia (Costa) 52438 2900b

G&T, Milano 1902-12
Lohengrin (Wagner): Cigno gentil 52650 2905b

G&T, Milano 1904-10?
Fedora (Giordano): Mia madre 52077 2153L
Fedora (Giordano): Vedi, io piango 52078 2154L
Occhi di fata (Denza) 52079 2155L
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice 52080 2156L
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine 52081 2157L
La serenata (Tosti) 52082 2158L
Lontananza (Cilea) (pf: Cilea) 52084 2159L
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): L'anima ho stanca (pf: Cilea) 52083 2160L
Faust (Gounod): Tardi si fa with Celestina Boninsegna 054043 213m
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ecco ridente 052078 214m

G&T, Milano 1905-09/10
Lohengrin (Wagner): Deh non t'incantan 2-52472 7339b
Lohengrin (Wagner): S'ei torna alfin 2-52473 7340b
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Della mia vita 2-52474 7341b
Mignon (Thomas): La tua bell'alma 2-52475 7342b
Mignon (Thomas): Addio Mignon 052111 549c

G&T, Milano 1906-05?
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero quindici with Antonio Pini-Corsi 54293 8053b
Mignon (Thomas): Ah non credevi tu 2-52518 8054b
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Mi par d'udir ancora 2-52520 8059b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): All'idea di quel metallo with Antonio Pini-Corsi 054080 619c
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi o cara with Giuseppina Huguet 054081 620c
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Non hai compreso with Giuseppina Huguet 054082 621c
Traviata (Verdi): Dei miei bollenti spiriti 052129 622c
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ah qual colpo with Giuseppina Huguet and  Antonio Pini-Corsi 054083
Rigoletto (Verdi): È il sol dell'anima with Giuseppina Huguet 054084 638c

G&T, Milano 1907-06?
Lohengrin (Wagner): Cessaron i canti alfin with Giuseppina Huguet 054171 1170½c
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mai devi domandarvi with Giuseppina Huguet 054175 1171c
Carmen (Bizet): La tua madre with Giuseppina Huguet 054172 1172c
Faust (Gounod): Tardi si fa with Celestina Boninsegna 054173 1173c
Lohengrin (Wagner): Cigno fedel (w. chorus) 052184 1174c
Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 052185 1175c

G&T, Milano 1907-09?
Pietà, Signore (Aria di chiesa) (Stradella) 2-52608 10512b
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Obbligato, obbligato with Ernesto Badini 54357 10513b
Manon (Massenet): Chiudo gli occhi 2-52607 10515b

Gramophone, Milano 1908-06?
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Dalla sua pace 2-52666 11164b
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Deh, sorgi o luce in ciel 2-52660 11165b
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Il mio tesoro 2-52661 11166b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome 2-52667 11167b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ah qual colpo with Maria Galvany 54384 11168b
Sonnambula (Bellini): Ah perchè non posso 2-52676 11169b
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ecco ridente 052250 1442c
Sonnambula (Bellini): Prendi, l'anel ti dono054217 1443c
Sonnambula (Bellini): Son geloso 054215 1444c
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido052239 1445c

Gramophone, Napoli 1909-05-21
Sulla bocca amorosa (Barthélemy) 2-52698 13331b
Era di maggio (Costa) 2-52699 13332b
Triste ritorno (Barthélemy) 2-52700 13333b
Serenamente (Barthélemy) 2-52772 13334b
Oilì, oilà (Costa) (w. chorus) 2-52722 13335b
O sole mio (di Capua) 2-52701 13336b
Carmela (de Curtis) 2-52773 13337b
Nun mi guardate (Gambardella) 2-52723 13338b
A Surrentina (de Curtis) 2-52774 13339b
Luna lù (Ricciardi) (w. chorus) 2-52724 13340b

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Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-10
Scétate (Costa) 92713 XPh4461
Fenesta che lucive (Cottrau (label: Bellini)) 92715 XPh4462
Chi sa? (Tosti) 92718 XPh4463
Luna nova (Costa) 92702 XPh4465

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-11
Serenata scumbinata (Valente) 92698 XPh4466
Marechiare (Tosti) 92699 XPh4467
Lu cardillo (Labriola) 92700 XPh4468
Matenata (Nardella) 92697 XPh4469
Comm' 'o zuccaro (Fonzo) 92711 XPh4470
Ammore che gira (Buongiovanni) 92724 XPh4471
Palomma 'e notte (Buongiovanni) 92719 XPh4472
Durmenno (de Leva) 92703 XPh4473

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-12
'O marenariello (Gambardella) 92706 XPh4474
Mamma mia che vo' sapè? (Nutile) 92723 XPh4476
Si chiagnere me siente (Gambardella) 92722 XPh4477
Tu sola! (Gambardella) 92721 XPh4478
Serenata napulitana (Costa) 92717 XPh4479
Voce 'e notte (de Curtis) 92710 XPh4480
Carmela (de Curtis) 92708 XPh4481
Canta pe' me! (de Curtis) 92716 XPh4482

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-13
Era de maggio (Costa) 92712 XPh4483
Torna a Surriento (de Curtis) 92705 XPh4484
Dimme (Gambardella) 92707 XPh4485
Napulitanata (Costa) 92714 XPh4486
Luna lù (Ricciardi) (w. chorus) 92720 XPh4487
O sole mio (di Capua) 92701 XPh4488
Vo' turnà (de Curtis) 92704 XPh4489
Serenata a Surriento (de Curtis) 92709 XPh4490]

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-14
Mattinata (Leoncavallo) 92695 XPh4491
A suon di baci (Baldelli) 92696 XPh4492

De Lucia by Stampanoni

Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) with Francesco Novelli (Baritone), Maria Resemba (Soprano), Giorgio Schottler (Baritone) and Stefano Valentino (Basso)
Rigoletto (Verdi) with Antonio Armentano Anticorona (Baritone), Angela de Angelis (Soprano), Luis Muñoz (Basso) and Vida Ferluga (Mezzo)

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-05-24
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ecco ridente in cielo M1744
Favorita (Donizetti): Una vergine un angiol di Dio  C1745
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Se il mio nome M1748
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile M1749
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi, dai prati M1750
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo M1751

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-05-31
Manon (Massenet): O dolce incanto... Chiudo gli occhi (Il sogno) M1752
Mignon (Thomas): Addio, Mignon! M1753
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una furtiva lagrima M1754
Werther (Massenet): Ah! non mi ridestar M1755
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar M1756
Mignon (Thomas): Ah! non credevi tu! M1757
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Mi par d'udir ancora M1758
Favorite (Donizetti): Spirto gentil M1759

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-06-03
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle M1760
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella C1761
Traviata (Verdi): Lunge da Lei... De' miei bollenti spiriti M1762
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida M1763

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-06-17
Puritani (Bellini): A te, o cara M1764
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola (Siciliana) M1765
Africaine (Meyerbeer): O paradiso M1766
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina C1767

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-07-01
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Mamma, quel vino è generoso M1774
Africaina (Meyerbeer): O Selika, io t'adoro with Angela De Angelis C1778
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui, Santuzza? with Angela De Angelis 1779M
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Ah! Lo vedi che hai tu detto? with Angela De Angelis 1780M

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-07-15
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): All'idea di quell metallo with Giorgio Schottler M1781
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Numero quindici with Giorgio Schottler M1782
Forza del destino (Rossini):  Solenne in quest'ora  with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona M1783
Forza del destino (Verdi): Le minaccie i fieri accenti with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona C1784
Forza del destino (Verdi): Non si placa  with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona C1785
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): O dolce voluttà with Angela De Angelis 1786 M

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-07-29
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia M1787
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta  C1788
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Angela De Angelis C1789
Trovatore (Verdi): Ah! si, ben mio coll'essere M1791
Luisa Miller (Verdi): Quando le sere al placido M1792

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-08-05
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai M1793
Manon (Massenet): Io son solo... Ah! dispar vision  M1794
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ella mi fu rapita C1795
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parmi veder le lagrime  C1796
Forza del destino (Verdi): La vita è inferno M1797
Forza del destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno M1798

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-08-19
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona M1800
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona C1801
Lohengrin (Wagner): Da voi lontan M1802
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No, pagliaccio non son M1803
Faust (Gounod): Qual turbamento... Salve, dimora M1804
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete Improvviso M1806
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar M1807

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-09-02
Puritani (Bellini): Nel mirarti with Angela De Angelis C1809
Ernani (Verdi): Mercè, diletti amici... Come rugiada al cespite M1811
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): O qual soave vision... Bianca al par M1812
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tombe degli avi miei M1813
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me ricovero M1814

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-09-16
Traviata (Verdi): Scena della borsa with Angela De Angelis 1815 M
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): Stringe il periglio with Angela De Angelis 1816 M

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-09-30
Roi de Lahore (Massenet): Sia benedetto il dolore with Angela De Angelis 1808M
Puritani (Bellini): Vieni, vieni fra queste braccia with Angela De Angelis M1810
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sulla tomba with Angela De Angelis M1818
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Verranno a te with Angela De Angelis M1819
Pescatori di Perle (Bizet): Non hai compreso with Angela De Angelis M1820

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-11-11
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Bada, Pagliaccio... Un tal gioco M1843
L’Amico Fritz (Mascagni) O amore, o bella luce M1844
Pêcheurs de perles: Del tempio al limitar with Giorgio Schottler M1845

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-11-18
Rimpianto (Toselli) M1860

Phonotype, Napoli 1917-12-30
Autunno (E. De Curtis) C1867
Scetate (Costa) M1868
'O marenariello (Gambardella) M1870

Phonotype, Napoli 1918-01-20
Pietà, Signore (attr Rossini) M1879
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) M1880
Sérénade (Quand tu chantes) (Gounod) C1881

Phonotype, Napoli 1918-02-03
Leggenda Valacca (Braga) M1898

Phonotype, Napoli 1918-04-06
Rigoletto (Verdi): Un di se ben rammentomi...Bella figlia dell’amore with Antonio Armentano  Anticorona, Angela De Angelis and Vida Ferluga M 1919

Phonotype, Napoli 1918-08-19
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Oh cielo! Nella stanza... All'idea di quel metallo Giovanni Novelli C1948/2
Nuttata Napulitana (Valente)  C1979

Phonotype, Napoli 1918-09-11
Sonnambula (Bellini): Prendi, l'anel tid ono with Angela De Angelis M2020
Traviata (Verdi): Amami Alfredo with Angela De Angelis C2014
Salve Maria (Mercadante) P1 C2018
Salve Maria (Mercadante) P2 C2019

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-05-24
Voce 'e notte (de Curtis) M2103
Torna a Surriento (de Curtis) M2104

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-07-06
Serenata mediovale (Silvestri) M2114

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-07-27
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tu che a’ Dio C2120
A suon di baci (A. Baldelli) C2121
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema M2117

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-09-07
Bohème (Puccini): O soave fanciulla with Angela De Angelis M2134
Bohème (Puccini): Sono andati? with Angela de Angelis M2137

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-10-05
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Suzel, buon di with Angela De Angelis 2153M
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Tutto tace with Angela De Angelis 2154M
Traviata (Verdi): Ah! Non più with Angela De Angelis M2155
Traviata (Verdi): Gran dio with Angela De Angelis C2156
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia C2157

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-11-07
Iris (Mascagni): Apri la tua finestra C2452

Phonotype, Napoli 1919-11-23
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Una parola, o Adina...Chiedi al rio with Angela De Angelis M2223
Tosca (Puccini): O dolci mani with Angela De Angelis C2220

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-01-18
Mignon (Thomas): La tua bell'alma C2232
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle C2233
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina M2234

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-04-11
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo!...O grido di quest'anima with Benvenuto Franci C2340
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Benvenuto Franci C2341

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-04-18
Mefistofele (Boito): Forma ideal purissima C2343
Mefistofele (Boito): Ascolta... Colma il tuo cor C2344

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-08-15
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Come un bel dì di maggio C2392
Bohème (Puccini): Quest' è Mimì C2396

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-09-12
Dopo! (Tosti)  C2404
Ideale (Tosti)  C2405
Occhi di fata (Denza) C2406
Malia (Tosti) C2407
La mia bandiera (Rotoli) C2409

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-10-24
Tristezza (Tosti)  C2430
Musica proibita (Gastaldon)  C2431
Amour! (Tosti)  C2433
La serenata (Tosti)  C2434
Aprile (Tosti)  C2435
Segreto (Tosti) C2436
La gondola nera (Rotoli) C2437

Phonotype, Napoli 1920-11-07
La mia canzone (Tosti) C2453
Povera mamma! (Tosti)  C2454
Amor fa morire! (Rotoli) C2456
L'alba (Rotoli)  C2457
Ninon (Tosti)  C2459
In mare (Tosti) C2460

Phonotype, Napoli 1921-01-23
L'ultima canzone (Tosti)  C2506
Vorrei (Tosti)  C2507
Caro mio ben (Giordani) C2508
Apri (Tosti) C2510
Oblio! (Tosti) C2511
Mattinata (Tosti) C2512

Phonotype, Napoli 1921-02-06
Puritani (Bellini): A te, o cara C2528
Favorite (Donizetti): Spirto gentil C2529
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete Improvviso C2531
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar C2532

Phonotype, Napoli 1921-04-17
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai C2558
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Tra voi belle C2559
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): O Colombina C2562

Phonotype, Napoli 1921-05-01
Salomé (Stolz) C2572

Phonotype, Napoli 1921-09-11
Funiculì, funiculà (Denza) C2725
Palummella zompa e vola (Cottrau) C2726
Nu mazzo 'e sciure (de Meglio) C2727

Phonotype, Napoli 1922-09-24
Marechiare (Tosti) C3148

De Lucia by Stampanoni


  1. Hi Ashot - de Lucia, a forgotten singer? I hope not! He's one of my all-time favourites. I have all the G&Ts on the old Rubini LPs (twice!); and the Pearl CD sets covering some of the same ground. I've heard (his parts of) the Phonotype operas, though haven't got great transfers; and I'm not sure if I've got transfers of all the Fonotipias. What I would really like is more transfers of his later Phonotypes! Maybe you have some of those hidden away too?? Perhaps you can email me -- phaistos -at- spamarrest -dot- com & let me know what the Fonotipias & operas would cost, and let me know about the Phonotypes? Thanks David

  2. Hello David, thank you for your comment. Of couse no, De Lucia is not forgotten, but his late Phonotypes are really very rare and forgotten. However I have decided to sell In my blog records of some singers whose art are not forgotten, but I very much like to listen their rare records. I please you to send me your email on my
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