Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 3, 2012

Silvano Isalberti (Tenor) (? 1875 - ? 1940)

                                                 with soprano Sara Scuderi

Probably he made his debut in 1899 and already in 1904 was engaged to sing at the Italian Opera in Holland, where he appeared with great success. Till 1908 he sang with this ensemble and performed in Dutch premières of ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’, ‘’Pagliacci’’ , ‘’Tosca’’, ‘’Fedora’’ (1906 together with Gemma Bellincioni) and ‘’Amico Fritz’’ (1907). In the 1907-08 season he undertook a big guest performance tour through Germany. After discussions with the manager of the Italian opera in Holland M. de Hondt, in the 1908-09 season he became a soloist of the Rembrandt's theater in Amsterdam. In 1909 he sang at La Scala the role of Jason in Cherubini’s ‘’Medea’’ as a partner of Ester Mazzoleni. In 1919 he sang again in Amsterdam, this time in Verdi’s ‘’Ballo in maschera’’. Now he appeared in Holland and Belgium with smaller opera troups. After his retirement he taught singing in Brussels.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Ravenna  Teatro Mariani Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 Trento Teatro Sociale Carmen (Don Jose)
1902 Pisa Teatro Verdi Carmen (Don Jose)
1903 Verona  Teatro Drammatico Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1903 Verona  Teatro Drammatico Carmen (Don Jose)
1903 Chieti  Teatro Marruccino Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1904 Casalmaggiore  Teatro Sociale Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1904 Novara  Teatro Coccia Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1905 Rotterdam  Groote Schouwburg Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1905 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1905 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Boheme (Rodolfo)
1905 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1905 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1906 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1906 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1908 Il Cairo Teatro Khediviale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1909 San Pietroburgo  Nuovo Conservatorio Boheme (Rodolfo)
1909 Amsterdam Rembrandttheatre Boheme (Rodolfo)
1911 Rotterdam Groote Schouwburg Boheme (Rodolfo)
1911 Amsterdam Rembrandttheatre Boheme (Rodolfo)



G&T, Milano 1904-12
Carmen (Bizet): Alto la 52863 1887k
Stelle d'oro (Denza) 52161 2339L

Lyrophon, Amsterdam 1908?
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile J103
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba J119

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