Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 31, 2014

Umberto Sacchetti (Tenor) (San Pietro in Casale, Bologna 1874 - ? 1944)

He studied singing in Bologna under the vocal pedagogues Corsi and Verati and made his debut in 1903 at the Teatro Sociale of Argenta in P. Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. In 1906, as a mamber of the Operetta Company "Gordini e Marchetti", he appeared at the Teatro Olimpia in Milan.  In 1908 he sang at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina as Turiddu in P. Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. In 1906 he went to USA, where he returned again in 1911, to continue his career, during which he performed both in Vaudeville and opera. He appeared with success in New Orleans, Washington, Boston, Fitchburg and Winnipeg. Probably for the last time he sang the role of Edgardo in G. Donizetti’s ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ at the Teatro Morgana in Rome (1920).

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Argenta Teatro Sociale
1906 Milano Teatro Olimpia
1908 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele
1920 Roma Teatro Morgana


Columbia, Milano 1905?
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 10515

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