Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 5, 2012

Amerigo Gentilini (Tenor) (Pisa 1910 – Pisa 1988)

He sang first in a school choir and joined in 1927 to the cathedral choir of Pisa. Then he learned the occupation of a typographer. His voice was trained by the pedagogues Barsanti and Amatucci in Pisa where he also debuted in 1939 as Pinkerton in ‘’Мadamа Butterfly’’. In 1940 he appeared at the Teatro Verdi, Pisa as Arturo in ''Puritani''. In 1941 he guested at the Teatro Comunale in Larderello as Ernesto in Donizetti's ''Don Pasquale''. The next year, he performed at the Teatro Metastasio of Prato. Here he sang the role of Duke in ''Rigoletto''. In 1948 Gentilini guested at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, where he appeared with great success in ''Barbiere di Siviglia''. After the death of his wife he retired from the stage (1953). He went to Pisa, where he sang with the cathedral choir.

Chronology of some appearances

1939 Pisa Teatro Umberto Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1940 Roma Eiar Puritani (Arturo)
1945 Firenze Teatro Verdi Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1947 Milan La Scala Die Rosenkavalier
1948 Barcelona Teatro Liceo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1952 Turin Teatro Nuovo Guglielmo Tell (Arnoldo)



Columbia, Milano
Puritani (Bellini): A te, o cara  DQ2985 CB9300
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia  DQ2967 CB9298
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Addio fiorito asil  DQ 2967 CB9297

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