Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 5, 2015

Paolo Marion (Tenor) (Zagreb, Croatia 1895 - Buenos Aires, Argentina 1962)


His real name was Pavao Marion-Vlahović. He received his education at the Music Academy in Zagreb. In 1913 he made his debut at the Theater in Novi Sad, Serbia and then additionally perfected his vocal technique in Vienna. Since 1918 he appeared as a guest in many leading operatic stages all over the world. In 1918 he appeared in Budapest, the next year in Berlin, in 1921 in Munich. In the 1927-28 season and in 1934 he sang with great success at the Staatsoper in Vienna. In 1932 he sang at the Opéra-Comique in Paris the role of Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’. In the 1933-1934 season he was a member of the Croatian National Opera in Zagreb. In 1938 he made guest appearance at the National Opera in Belgrade. Also sang at the italian operatic stages. At La Scala he sang on 31. 1. 1931 in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Notte di Zoraima’’ of I. Montemezzi the role of Muscar. In 1939 he gave in Berlin several concerts. His repertoire included: Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Radames in ‘’Aida’’, José in ‘’Carmen’’, Enzo in ‘’La Gioconda’’ of A. Ponchielli, Andrea Chénier, Lohengrin, Parsifal and the title role in ‘’Porin’’ of Vatroslav Lisinski.

Chronology of some appearances

1913 Novi Sad Theater
1918 Budapest Opera
1919 Berlin Opera
1921 Munich Opera
1927-1928 Vienna Staatsoper
1931 Milan La Scala
1932 Paris Opéra-Comique
1934 Vienna Staatsoper
1933-1934 Zagreb National Opera
1938 Belgrade National Opera


Columbia, Milano 1928-10?
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda WB2046 WB2047

Columbia, Milano
Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta D12622 WB2972
Fedora (Giordano): Vedi io piango D12622 WB2974

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