Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 24, 2012

Lamberto Bergamini (Tenor) (Pisa 1885 - Milano 1957)

He was a pupil of Mario Pieraccini in Milan. He made his debut in 1910 in Legnano as Fernando in ‘’La Favorita’’. Then he performed at the Teatro Chiabrera of Savona as Ernesto in ‘’Don Pasquale’’. Guest performances followed in Alba (Teatro Politeama Corino), Pescia (Teatro Pacini), Piacenza (Politeama) and Ravenna (Teatro Mariani). From 1916 to 1918 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome with great success, among other things in ‘’Mignon’’, ‘’Barbere di Siviglia’’ and ‘’Bohème’’. In 1918 he sang the role of Werther  at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. Bergamini also guested abroad, thus in 1919 he performed at the Teatro Coliseo of Monte Carlo (‘’Falstaff’’), in 1925 at the opera house of  Rio de Janeiro (‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’ and ‘’Lucia di of Lammermoor’’) as well as in São Paolo (‘’Monna Vanna’’) and Athens (‘’Rigoletto’’). By the end of the 1920s he started to appear on the opera stages as Comprimario. He retired in 1936 and later lived in Milan. Bergamini made five records for Gramophone.

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Legnago Politeama Salieri  Favorita (Fernando)
1911 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1916 Rome Teatro Costanzi Favorita (Fernando)
1917 Rome Teatro Costanzi Mignon (Guglielmo)
1918 Rome Teatro Costanzi Alfredo (Traviata)
1919 Athens Teatro Odeon Duke (Rigoletto)
1919 Monte Carlo Teatro del Casinò Fenton (Falstaff)
1919 Monte Carlo Teatro Coliseo Duke (Rigoletto)
1925 São Paolo Teatro Municipal Borso (Monna Vanna)



Gramophone, Milano 1918-07-01
Mefistofele (Boito): Dai campi, dai prati  R 5503 7-252122
Mefistofele (Boito): Giunto sul passo estremo  R 5503 7-252123

Gramophone, Milano 1918-07-06
Traviata (Verdi): Libiam, libiamo with Graziella Pareto & chorus 2-054081 3280c

Gramophone, Milano 1918-07-09
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Graziella Pareto 2-054079 DB563

Bergamini by Stampanoni

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