Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 9, 2018

Roberto Silva (Bass)


He began his career during the 1930’s in Italy, however, emigrated before the World War II to North America. Since 1944 he became a member of the New York New Opera Company and City Centre Opera. In the 1941-1948 seasons he made guest appearances at the Opera Philadelphia  and Chicago Opera, since 1943 also at the San Francisco Opera. He also sang at Opera National de México. In 1941 he sang at La Scala the part of King in G. Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’ and guested again in 1952 and 1953. His repertoire included Mefistofele in ‘’Faust’’, Basilio  in ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Fiesco in ‘’Simon Boccanegra’’, Colline in ‘’Boheme’’, Pistol in ‘’Falstaff’’ and Alvise in ‘’La Gioconda’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1941 Milano La Scala
1941-1948 Opera Philadelphia/Chicago Opera
1943 San Francisco Opera
1944 New York New Opera Company
1944 New York City Centre Opera

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