Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jan 28, 2018

Giustino Zara (Baritone)

He made his debut in his native country. In 1908 he went to USA, where he had a prolific career. Episodically he appeared also as bass.

1897 Savona  Teatro Chiabrera Boheme (Marcello)
1898 Oneglia  Politeama Umberto I° Boheme (Marcello)
1901 Como  Teatro Cressoni Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1902 Lodi  Teatro Gaffurio Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1906 Voghera  Teatro Sociale Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1908 Philadelphia  Grand Opera Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1908 New York  American Theater Carmen (Escamillo)
1908 Philadelphia  Grand Opera Carmen (Escamillo)
1908 Philadelphia  Grand Opera Pagliacci (Silvio)
1909 Philadelphia  Chestnut Theater Pagliacci (Silvio)
1909 Philadelphia  Chestnut Street Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1909 Philadelphia  Chestnut Street Theater Carmen (Escamillo)
1909 Philadelphia  Chestnut Street Traviata (Germont)
1909 San Francisco  Princess Theater Carmen (Escamillo)
1909 San Francisco  Princess Theater Pagliacci (Tonio)
1909 San Francisco  Princess Theater Traviata (Germont)
1910 Brooklyn Majestic House  Boheme (Schaunard)
1910 New York  People's Theater  Boheme (Schaunard)
1911 New York  People's Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1911 New York  People's Theater Pagliacci (Silvio)
1911 Syracuse  Wieting Theater Boheme (Schaunard)
1914  Augusta  Grand Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1914  Augusta  Grand Theater Pagliacci (Tonio)
1914  Jacksonville  Teatro Duval Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1914  Jacksonville  Teatro Duval Pagliacci (Tonio)
1914 Norfolk  Teatro Wells Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1914 Norfolk  Teatro Wells Pagliacci (Tonio)
1914  Atlanta  Atlanta Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1914  Atlanta  Atlanta Theater Pagliacci (Tonio)
1914 Knoxville  Staub's Theater Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1914 New York  Thalia Theater Tosca (Scarpia)
1914 New York  Thalia Theater Traviata (Germont)
1914 Richmond  Academy of Music  Tosca (Scarpia)
1914 Richmond  Academy of Music  Traviata (Germont)
1914 Memphis  Lyceum Theater Tosca (Scarpia)
1914 Memphis  Lyceum Theater Traviata (Germont)
1914   St.Louis Olympic Theater Tosca (Scarpia)
1915 London Covent Garden Lucia di Lammermoor (Lord Enrico Ashton)

Jan 26, 2018

Renzo Pigni (Tenor) (1908 - 3. 1. 1969)

Already in 1933 he sang at La Scala the part of Narraboth in ''Salome''. Here he appeared also as Pinkerton in ''Madama Butterfly'', Enzo in ''La Gioconda'', Maurizio in ''Adriana Lecouvreur'', Loris in ''Fedora'', Faust in ''Mefistofele'' of Boito, Osaka in ''Iris'', Walther von Stolzing and Lohengrin. he also appeared as guest at the other famous Italian opera theaters, among other things in the 1939-1940 season he performed at the Teatro dell'Opera in Roma (as Alfredo in ''La Traviata'' and Uberto in ''Margherita de Cortona'' of Licinio Refice). In 1937 he made successful guest appearance at Covent Garden in London. He continued his career till the fifties; thus he guested in 1951 at the Teatro Comunale in Firenze as Riccardo in G. Verdi's ''Ballo in maschera''.

Chronology of some appearances

1931 Catania  Arena Imperiale Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1931  Piacenza  Politeama Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1931  Piacenza  Politeama Traviata (Alfredo)
1934  Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1937 Genova  Politeama Genovese Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1937 Genova  Politeama Genovese Traviata (Alfredo)
1938 Parma  Teatro Regio Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1938  Lugano  Teatro Apollo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1938  Lugano  Teatro Apollo Traviata (Alfredo)
1939 Napoli  Arenaccia Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1939 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Traviata (Alfredo)
1939 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Traviata (Alfredo)
1940 Genova  Politeama Genovese Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1940 Genova  Politeama Genovese  Traviata (Alfredo)
1944  Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Mefistofele (Faust)

Jan 21, 2018

Domenico Russo (Tenor) (Messina, Italy 11 March 1874 - USA 28 September 1932)

He studied singing under Paccini and Rossi and made his debut in Italy as Manrico in G. Verdi’s  ‘’Trovatore’’ (1892). His special success was in USA, where he made his debut around 1900. He was a principal tenor of Tivoli Grand Opera Company. Married soprano Edith Helena (1876-1956).

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Galveston  Grand Opera House Rigoletto (Duca)
1900 San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Almaviva (Barbiere di Siviglia)
1900 San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Rigoletto (Duca)
1900 San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)
1901 Salt Lake City Teatro Salt Lake Carmen (Don Jose)
1901  San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Rigoletto (Duca)
1902 San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)
1907 San Francisco  Central Theater Rigoletto (Duca)
1911 Washington  National Theater Carmen (Don Jose)
1911 Boston  Opera House Trovatore (Manrico)

Jan 5, 2018

Joseph Farrington (Bass-Baritone)

Chronology of some appearances

1924 London Covent Garden Savitri (Holst)
1925 London The Old Vic Theatre The Magic Flute (Mozart)
1925 London Queen’s Hall Messiah (Mendelssohn)
1926 Edinburgh  Opera Tannhäuser  (Wagner)
1927 London Queen’s Hall Macbeth (Collingwood)
1931 London Queen’s Hall Messiah (Mendelssohn)
1936  Glasgow Theatre Royal Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)


The Magic Flute (Mozart): Saratro song 5094 3885
The marriage of Figaro (Mozart): Say goodby Figaro song 5094 3884

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Erik Ole Bye (Baritone) (Drammen, Norway 20 March 1883 – Oslo, Norway 17 May 1953)

He began his education with Morgenstierne in Oslo, then continued under zur Muhlen in London and completed his studies with R. Wiliani in Paris. Additionally he perfected his vocal also in Italy and Germany. In 1913 he made his debut as an opera singer at the National Opera in Oslo as Don Basilio in ‘’Il Barbiere di Sivigilia’’, later he changed to baritone. In the 1914-1917 seasons he was engaged by the Opera House in Wroclaw (beginning part: Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’). In 1917 he made his debut at the Opéra Comique in Paris. In November 1918 he sang the role of the High Priest in Camille Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila for the opening of the new opera house in Oslo. In 1921 he went to North America, where he appeared as an opera singer and sang till 1932, then he came back again in his Norwegian native country.

Chronology of some appearances

1913 Oslo National Opera Barbiere di Sivigilia (Don Basilio)
1914-1917 Wroclaw Opera House Aida (Amonasro)
1917 Paris Opéra Comique
1921-1932 North America


Gramophone, Kristiania 1915-07-08
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Prologen 082096 304z

Gramophone, Kristiania 1915-07-09
Faust (Gounod): Valentins bøn (Avant de quitter) 082097 307z

Gramophone, Kristiania 1919-08-12
Trovatore (Verdi): Solens glans paa himlens høie 7-82055 5875ak 

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Jan 4, 2018

Phyllis Archibald (Mezzo-Soprano)

She was a pupil of Blanche Marchesi. In 1908 she appeared in the performances of Nibelungenrings at the London Covent Garden Opera under Hans Richter. Then she became known as a member Carl Rose Opera Company. As a member of this troupe she travelled around England. There she sang from 1914 to 1920. Later she sang with British National Opera in London. Early she had fallen ill with an incurable nervous suffering and forced to give up her career. She lived in a sanitarium like Lina Bruna Rasa and Jeanne Gordon. Her repertoire included Carmen, Amneris in ''Aida'', Dalila in ''Samson et Dalila''of  C. Saint-Saëns, Marthe in ''Faust'' of C. Gounod, Brangäne in ''Tristan und Isolde'', Fricka in the Nibelungenring and Kundry in ''Parsifal''.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 London Covent Garden
1914-1920 England Carl Rose Opera Company


Carmen (Bizet) Habanera K-05196 04062
Prophète (Meyerbeer) Ah mon fils K-05196 04061

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Halfdan Rode (Baritone) (Porsgrunn, Norway 20 June 1870 - ? April 1945)


He studied singing under W. Kloed in Oslo and completed his education in Berlin, London and Milan. First he made his debut in 1894 in concert. His opera debut was happened in 1900. During the following years (1907-1917) he sang at the Norwegian National Theater in Oslo and appeared there as Don Giovanni, Escamillo in ''Carmen'', Sharpless in ''Madama Butterfly'', Lothario in ''Mignon'' and Mefistofele in ''Faust''. After his retirement he taught singing  in Oslo.

Chronology of some appearances

1907-1917 Oslo National Theater


G&T, Kristiania 1904-12
Hytten er lukket (Kjerulf) 72313 739d

G&T Kristiania 1906 (Autumn)
Aftenen er stille (Backer-Grøndahl) G&T 282223 4685L
Over de høje fjelde (Kjerulf) 282226  4689L 

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Dec 14, 2017

Jean Bourbon (Baritone) (1875-1948)

He studied singing at the Conservatoire National de Paris under Lhérie and Melchissèdec and made his debut 1901 at the Paris Opéra-Comique as Richard in the premiere of ‘’L'Ouragan’’ by Alfred Bruneau. In 1902 he appeared there also in the premiere of ‘’La Carmélite’’ by R. Hahn. Since 1904 he was a solist of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he had a huge success till 1910. He made appearances in the Brussels premières of the operas ‘’Le Jongleur de Notre Dame’’ (1904), ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ of Debussy (1907, as Golo), ‘’Le Chemineau’’ of  Xavier Leroux (1908) and ‘’Monna Vanna’’ by Henri Février (1909, as Guido Colonna). On 22. 11. 1919 he participated in the premiere of the opera ‘’Taras Bulba’’of Marcel Samuel-Rousseau (Théâtre Lyrique de Vaudeville, Paris). In 1912 he appeared at La Scala as Ramon in the opera ’’La Habanera’’ of  R. Laparra. He achieved great success also during of guest performances at the Covent Garden in London: In 1909 as Golo in the English première of ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ and as Valentin in C. Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’.  In 1910 he sang also in the première of the opera ‘’La Habanéra’’  by Raoul Laparra. At the Opéra de Monte-Carlo he performed as Figaro in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Escamillo in ‘’Carmen’’, Hérode in ‘’Hérodiade’’ , Wolfram in ‘’Tannhäuser’’. On 4. 3. 1913 he sang there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Pénélope’’ of Gabriel Fauré as Eumée. On 21. 3. 1914 he appeared in the premiere of Messager’s ‘’Béatrice’’. In 1911 he participated in the première of the opera ‘’Ivan le Terrible’’ of Raoul Gunsbourg (Théâtre Lyrique de la Gaîté, Paris). In 1914 he sang at the Paris Grand Opéra the part of Guido in ‘’Monna Vanna’’ and also performed in ‘’Les Burgraves’’of Léo Sachs. In 1921 he appeared in Rio de Janeiro as Clavaroche in ‘’Fortunio’’ of A. Messager. In 1929 he was a member of the cast in Strasbourg in performances of the Nibelungenrings (as Alberich). By the end of his career he was active in Southern French operatic stages.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Paris Opéra-Comique L'Ouragan (Richard)
1902 Paris Opéra-Comique La Carmélite
1904 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie  Le Jongleur de Notre Dame
1907 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Pelléas et Mélisande
1908 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Le Chemineau
1909 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Monna Vanna
1909 London Covent Garden Pelléas et Mélisande
1910 London Covent Garden La Habanera (Ramon)
1911 Paris Théâtre Lyrique de la Gaîté Ivan le Terrible
1912 Milano La Scala La Habanera (Ramon)
1913 Opéra de Monte-Carlo  Pénélope
1914 Opéra de Monte-Carlo  Béatrice
1919 Paris Théâtre Lyrique de Vaudeville

Dec 10, 2017

Marcello Barberis (Tenor)

                                         1922 Trento  Teatro Gustavo Modena Rigoletto (Duca)

Adele Botti (Soprano)

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1900  Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino  Boheme (Mimi)
1900  Buenos Ayres  Teatro San Martin Ugonotti  (Valentina)
1901 Codogno  Sociale Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1902 Portogruaro Teatro Sociale Ernani (Elvira)
1902 Valencia  Teatro Apollo Trovatore (Leonora)
1903 Bucarest Teatro Nazionale Ernani (Elvira)
1903 Costantinopoli  Teatro Concordia  Trovatore (Leonora)
1904 Forlì  Teatro Comunale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1908 La Valletta/Malta  Teatro Reale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1908 Napoli  Teatro Bellini  Trovatore (Leonora)
1910 Bucarest  Teatro Nazionale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)

Amalia Colombo (Mezzo-Soprano)

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Firenze  Teatro Della Pergola Rigoletto  (Maddalena)
1910  Caracas - Teatro Municipal  Rigoletto (Maddalena)
1911  Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal  Amica (Margherita)
1911  Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal  Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 Montevideo  Teatro  Solis  Amica (Margherita)
1911 Montevideo  Teatro  Solis  Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 Rosario di Santa Fè  Teatro Coliseo  Amica (Margherita)
1911 Rosario di Santa Fè  Teatro Coliseo  Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 San Paulo  Teatro Colombo  Amica (Margherita)
1911 San Paulo  Teatro Colombo  Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal  Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1911 Valparaiso  Teatro Victoria Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)

Dec 7, 2017

Emma Decima (Soprano)

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Pisa  Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1895 Vicenza  Teatro Eretenio Pagliacci (Nedda)
1898 Casalmaggiore  Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1899 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Rigoletto (Gilda)
1900 Badia Polesine Politeama Piana Boheme (Mimi)
1900 Carrara Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1905 Monza Teatro Sociale Ballo in maschera (Ulrica)
1905 Siena  Teatro Dei Rinnovati Trovatore (Leonora)
1908 Trani  Teatro Comunale Trovatore (Leonora)
1911 Comacchio  Teatro Sociale Ballo in maschera (Ulrica)
1914 Garlasco Teatro Martinetti  (Ulrica)

Dec 2, 2017

Galileo Gasparri (Tenor) (Florence, Italy 1875 - ?)

His full name was Galileo Ainor Gasparri. He made his debut very young (1892). He spent his career mostly at the provincial Italian operatic stages. He made successful guest appearances in Sydney and Kiev. His wife was the legendary French soprano Emma Calvé. He retired from the stage in 1910. Gasparri never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Bergamo  Politeama Civoli Ballo in maschera (Riccardo)
1903 Napoli  Teatro Verdi Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1904 Grosseto  Teatro Degli Industri Boheme (Rodolfo)
1904 Lanciano  Teatro Fenaroli Pagliacci (Canio)
1905 Rimini  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Boheme (Rodolfo)
1905 Cuneo  Teatro Toselli Rigoletto (Duca)
1905 Cuneo  Teatro Toselli Mefistofele (Faust)
1905 Torino  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Rigoletto (Duca)
1906 Kiev  Teatro Solodownikoff Rigoletto (Duca)
1906 Salerno  Teatro Verdi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1906 Casale Monferrato  Politeama Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1907 Fermo  Teatro Dell'Aquila Boheme (Rodolfo)
1907 Riva del Garda  Politeama Perini Pagliacci (Canio)
1907 Massa  Teatro Guglielmi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1907 Rovereto  Teatro Sociale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1908 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1908 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1908 Bergamo  Teatro Sociale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1908 Biella  Teatro Sociale Mefistofele (Faust)
1908 Suzzara  Teatro Sociale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1909 Pistoia  Politeama Mabellini Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1909 Cremona  Teatro Ponchielli Loreley (Walter)
1909 Savona  Teatro Chiabrera Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1909 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Tosca (Cavaradossi)

Nov 25, 2017

Nice Barbareschi (Soprano)


She made her debut around 1890. In 1901 she made successful guest appearances at the Tivoli Theater in San Francisco. Sang opposite tenors Oreste Mieli, Francesco Fazzini, Amedeo Alemanni. She never made records.

1891 Santader  Teatro Principal Carmen (Carmen)
1891  Gorizia  Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1891 Bilbao  Teatro Arriaga Ugonotti (Margherita)
1891 Saragozza  Teatro Pignatelli Ugonotti (Margherita)
1898 Padova  Teatro Verdi Loreley (Loreley)
1900 Città del Messico  Teatro Principal Boheme (Mimi)
1900 San Francisco  Tivoli Opera House Traviata (Violetta)
1901 San Francisco  Teatro Tivoli Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1901 San Francisco  Teatro Tivoli Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1901 San Francisco  Teatro Tivoli Ernani (Elvira)
1901 San Francisco  Teatro Tivoli Otello (Otello)
1902 San Paulo Teatro Santana Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1903  Novi Ligure  Teatro Carlo Alberto Carmen (Carmen)
1903 Terni Politeama Ternano Ernani (Elvira)
1903  Faenza  Teatro Masini Tosca (Tosca)
1903 Cento  Teatro Comunale Tosca (Tosca)
1904  Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Tosca (Tosca)

Rosa De Vila (Soprano)

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Ernani (Elvira)
1903 Gilbilterra Teatro Principal Otello (Desdemona)
1903 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Ugonotti (Margherita)
1903 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Boheme (Mimi)
1903 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1903 Vilna  Grand Theatre Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1904 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Ballo in maschera (Amelia)
1904 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Tosca (Tosca)
1904  Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1904 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Boheme (Mimi)
1904 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor  Ballo in maschera (Amelia)
1904 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor  Trovatore (Leonora)
1905 Bilbao  Teatro Arriaga Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1905 Bilbao  Teatro Arriaga Pagliacci (Nedda)
1905 Bilbao  Teatro Arriaga Tosca (Tosca)
1905 Logrones  Teatro Herres Pagliacci (Nedda)
1906 Oviedo  Teatro Campamor Boheme (Mimi)
1906 Oviedo Teatro Campamor Tosca (Tosca)
1906 Gjion Teatro Diudurra Tosca (Tosca)
1906 Valencia Teatro Principal Tosca (Tosca)

Giuseppe Momo (Tenor)

Chronology of some appearances

1939 Prato  Teatro Metastasio Carmen (Don Jose)
1940 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1940 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)

Nov 23, 2017

Vladimir Karavya (Tenor) (Odessa, Ukraine 12. 01. 1886 - Cannes, France 14. 08. 1969)



He was born into a family of Greek descent. Karavya went to St. Petersburg in the 1920’s and quickly become a famous for his interpretation of mostly dramaptic repertoire, especially for his Canio, where he demonstrated his dramatic actor talent and big power of his voice, he sang with success at the Theatre of Music Drama in Petersburg. Around 1926 Karavya immigrated to Paris, where appeared at different Russian opera houses. He was a soloist of Agrenev-Slavyansky’s Opera House (1928-1930), then he joined to the Chamber Opera of A. Dolinov (1931/1932 season). Since 1936 he taught singing at the Conservatory Russian De Paris.
Chronology of some appearances

1920’s St. Petersburg Theatre of Music Drama
1928-1930 Paris Agrenev-Slavyansky’s Opera House
1931-1932 Chamber Theater of A. Dolinov

Lorenzo Simonetti (Tenor)

Simonetti mostly appeared in Spain and had a short career. Probably he made a few cylinder records.  

Chronology of some appearances

1894  Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Ugonotti (Raoul)
1894 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Rigoletto (Duca)
1894 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Traviata (Alfredo)
1894 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor  Sonnambula (Elvino)
1895 Barcellona  Teatro Tivoli Rigoletto (Duca)
1896 Barcellona  Teatro Novedades Ugonotti (Raoul)
1896 Madrid  Teatro Buen Retiro Pagliacci (Canio)
1897 Sabadell  Teatro Euterpe Sonnambula (Elvino)
1897 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Pagliacci (Canio)
1898 Madrid  Teatro Buen Retiro Carmen (Don Jose)
1901 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Carmen (Don Jose)
1901 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Pagliacci (Canio)

Nov 21, 2017

Bruno Makhin (Tenor) (Vilnius, Lithuania ? - ?)

Makhin made his debut as Bayan in ‘’Ruslan and Ludmila’’ at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg (1898). From 1898 to 1900 he was a soloist of Solodovnikov’s Theater. Here he made his debut as Lensky in ‘’Eugene Onegin’’. Since 1902 Makhin appeared in Odessa, Kiev (1903, 1906, 1908), Kharkov (1910), Tiflis (1907-1908) and Vilnius (1909, 1910). His special success was at provincial operatic stages. His repertoire included Werther, Don Jose in ‘’Carmen’’, Lensky in ‘’Eugene Onegin’’, Faust, Alfredo in ‘’Traviata’’, Dubrovsky.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater
1898-1900 Solodovnikov’s Theater
1903/1906/1908 Odessa, Kiev
1907-1908 Tiflis
1909-1910 Vilnius
1910 Kharkov

Nov 19, 2017

Giuseppe Giardini (Baritone)

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Fiume  Teatro Verdi Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1904 Vicenza  Teatro Verdi Traviata (Germont)
1905 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Boheme (Marcello)
1905 Parma  Teatro Regio Siberia (Gleby)
1906  Zara  Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1906 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Traviata (Germont)
1906 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Trovatore (Conte)
1907 Biella  Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1907 Ferrara  Teatro Tosi Borghi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1907 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Traviata (Germont)
1908 Modena  Teatro Storchi Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Vicenza  Teatro Verdi Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Treviso  Teatro Sociale Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Cesena  Teatro Comunale  Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Forlì  Teatro Comunale  Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Gorizia  Teatro Sociale Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Ravenna  Teatro Alighieri Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Pistoia  Teatro Manzoni  Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Senigallia  Teatro Fenice Amica (Rinaldo)
1908 Verona  Teatro Ristori Amica (Rinaldo)
1908  Palermo  Teatro Massimo Carmen (Escamillo)
1908  Torino  Teatro Regio Wally (Gellner)
1909 Mantova  Teatro Sociale Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1909 Vicenza  Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1909 Zara  Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1909 Cremona  Politeama Verdi Traviata (Germont)
1909 Brescia  Teatro Grande  Traviata (Germont)
1909 Mantova  Teatro Sociale Trovatore (Conte)
1910 Brescia  Teatro Grande Loreley (Hermann)
1910 Treviso  Teatro Sociale Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1911 San Donà del Piave  Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1912 Piacenza  Teatro Municipale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1913   Firenze  Politeama Fiorentino Carmen (Escamillo)
1913 Bergamo  Teatro Donizetti Tosca (Scarpia)
1913 Bergamo  Teatro Donizetti Traviata (Germont)
1914 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Boheme (Marcello)
1916 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Wally (Gellner)
1917 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Pagliacci (Tonio)
1917  Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1917 Milano  Teatro Lirico Tosca (Scarpia)
1917 Milano  Teatro Lirico Traviata (Germont)
1918 Monza  Politeama Boheme (Marcello)
1918 Firenze  Teatro Della Pergola Tosca (Scarpia)
1918 Firenze  Teatro Della Pergola Traviata (Germont)

Nov 18, 2017

Vincenzo Ardito (Baritone)

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Pagliacci (Tonio)
1895  Trieste  Anfiteatro Fenice Carmen (Escamillo)
1895 Firenze  Teatro Pagliano Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1896 Lucca  Teatro Del Giglio Boheme (Marcello)
1896 Firenze  Teatro Pagliano Carmen (Escamillo)
1896 Firenze  Teatro Pagliano Pagliacci (Tonio)
1896 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Carmen (Escamillo)
1896 Montecarlo di Lucca  Teatro Rinnovati Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1897 Verona  Teatro Nuovo Boheme (Marcello)
1897 Cagliari  Teatro Civico Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1897 Pescia  Teatro Pacini Traviata (Germont)
1898 Viterbo  Teatro Unione Boheme (Marcello)
1898 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1899 Bari Teatro Piccinni Boheme (Marcello)
1899 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Marcello)
1899 Roma  Teatro Quirino Traviata (Germont)
1899  Conegliano  Teatro Accademia Boheme (Marcello)
1899 Verona Teatro Ristori Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1900 Roma  Teatro Quirino Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1901 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Boheme (Marcello)
1901 San Paolo  Teatro Santana Pagliacci (Tonio)
1901 San Paolo  Teatro Santana Tosca (Scarpia)
1901 San Paolo  Teatro Santana Boheme (Marcello)
1901 San Paolo  Teatro Santana Carmen (Escamillo)
1901 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1902 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Lohengrin (Tetralmondo)
1902 Montevideo  Teatro Politeama Pagliacci (Tonio)
1902  Montevideo  Politeama Tosca (Scarpia)
1902 Montevideo  Teatro Politeama Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1902 Rosario di Santa Fè  Teatro Olimpo Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1903 Madrid  Teatro Reale Boheme (Marcello)
1903 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Tosca (Scarpia)
1903 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Tosca (Scarpia)
1903 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Traviata (Germont)
1904 Madrid  Teatro Reale Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1904 Madrid  Teatro Reale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1904 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Pagliacci (Tonio)
1904 Bologna  Teatro del Corso Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1905 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Pagliacci (Tonio)
1905 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Boheme (Marcello)
1905 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Carmen (Escamillo)
1906 San Paolo  Politeama Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1906 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Apollo Carmen (Escamillo)
1906 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Marconi Pagliacci (Tonio)
1907 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Amica  (Rinaldo)
1907 Carpi  Teatro Comunale Amica  (Rinaldo)
1908 Havana  Teatro Tacon Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1908 Montecatini  Kursaal Carmen (Escamillo)
1908 Pistoia  Teatro Manzoni Carmen (Escamillo)
1908  Città del Messico  Teatro Virginia Fabregas Boheme (Marcello)
1909 Modena  Teatro Municipale Loreley (Hermann)
1909 Genova  Politeama Genovese Boheme (Marcello)
1910 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Boheme (Marcello)
1910 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1910  San Paolo  Teatro San Josè Boheme (Marcello)
1910  San Paolo  Teatro San Josè Pagliacci (Tonio)

Nov 17, 2017

Augusto Balboni (Tenor) (Ferrara, Italia 1876 - ?)

                                                            with Nellie Leach   in ''Pagliacci''

Balboni made his debut in 1898. 
He made guest appearances in Montevideo, Baku, Mexico City, Kaunas, Kursk, Minsk, Samara and Vilna. 
Balboni had a special success in Australia. 
He retired from stage  in 1919. 
He never made records.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Reggio Calabria  Teatro Comunale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1901 Busto Arsizio Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1902 Città del Messico  Teatro Principal Boheme (Rodolfo)
1903 Tunisi  Politeama Rossini Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1904 Livorno  Arena Garibaldi Carmen (Don Jose)
1906 Vilna  Grand Theatre Carmen (Don Jose)
1906 Lodz  Teatro Apollo Pagliacci  (Canio)
1906 Bielostock  Teatro Municipale Pagliacci  (Canio)
1906 Minsk  Teatro Nazionale Pagliacci  (Canio)
1907 Kursk  Teatro Nazionale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1907 Kursk Teatro Nazionale Pagliacci  (Canio)
1907 Karkoff   Teatro Dukova Pagliacci  (Canio)
1907 Taskent  Teatro Imperiale  Pagliacci  (Canio)
1908 Montevideo  Teatro  Solis Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1908 Gualtieri  Teatro Sociale Carmen (Don Jose)
1908 Lodz  Teatro Nazionale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1908 Spoleto  Teatro Nuovo Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
1909 Montevideo  Politeama Carmen (Don Jose)
1909 Kaunas  Teatro Imperiale d'Autunno  Carmen (Don Jose)
1909 Minsk  Teatro Nazionale Carmen (Don Jose)
1909 Poltava  Teatro d'Inverno Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1909 Poltava  Teatro d'Inverno Pagliacci  (Canio)
1910  Baku  Teatro Nazionale Carmen (Don Jose)
1910  Samara  Teatro Nazionale Carmen (Don Jose)
1910 Casan  Teatro Governativo Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1914 Perugia  Teatro Turreno  Pagliacci  (Canio)
1914 Terni  Teatro Comunale Pagliacci  (Canio)
1916 Melbourne  Princess Theater Carmen (Don Jose)
1916  Sidney  Grand Opera House  Carmen (Don Jose)
1916 Brisbane  Royal Theater Carmen (Don Jose)
1916  Wellington  Grand Opera House  Pagliacci  (Canio)
1917 Adelaide  Royal Theater Carmen (Don Jose)
1917 Sidney  Grand Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)
1919 Melbourne  Princess Theater Boheme (Rodolfo)
1919 Melbourne  Princess Theater  Pagliacci  (Canio)
1919 Sidney  Grand Opera House Carmen (Don Jose)