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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Arminio Ballistini (Baritone) (Legnago ? - ?)



He studied singing in Padua under the pedagogue G. Orefice and in Milan with Giuseppe Mandolini. He made his debut in 1909 at the Teatro Dauno in Foggia in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. After the First World War he started to appear as tenor, but without success.
Chronology of some appearances
1910 Cagliari   Teatro Civico Wally (Gellner)
1911 Malta Teatro Reale Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1912 Lendinara Teatro Ballarin Werther (Albert)
1913 Livorno   Teatro Rossini  Traviata (Germont)
1914 Caltagirone Teatro Garibaldi Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1918 Milano Teatro Lirico Pagliacci (Canio)


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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1911?
Trovatore (Verdi): Un istante almen with Carlo Albani and Bianca Besalu 110143


Emilio Bione (Baritone) (La Spezia 1882 – La Spezia 1957)




He studied singing under the pedagogue Domenico Cortopassi and made his debut in 1908 at  the Teatro Verdi in Florence as Germont in ‘’Traviata’’. In 1916 he appeared at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova in the world premiere of R. Leoncavallo’s opera ‘’Goffredo Mameli’’. He spent the last years of his life in Casa di Riposo G. Verdi in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Firenze Teatro Verdi Traviata (Germont)
1910 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1912 Guastalla Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1914 Gorizia Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1916 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Favorita (Alfonso)
1918 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Ernani (Carlo)
1920 Lisbona   Teatro San Carlos Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1922 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1924 Massa Teatro Guglielmi Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1926 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1930 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1932 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Ernani (Carlo)
1935 La Spezia Teatro Monteverdi Boheme (Marcello)
1939 La Spezia Teatro Monteverdi Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)

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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1910/1912
Aida (Verdi): Di Napata le gole with Carlo Albani and Louise Plavano X110321 Xm17?? 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Emma Vecla (Soprano) (Algeri 1883 - Milano 1972)




She had been descended  from a French family and her real name was Ernestine Telmat. After her education in Paris she made her debut there in 1898 at the Opéra-Comique in ‘’Mignon’’ of A. Thomas. After she had appeared as an opera singer in FranceSpain and South America, she completely turned to the operetta. From 1907 to 1930 she was one of the biggest operetta singers in Italy. Her repertoire included also Mimi in ‘’La Bohème’’, Marguerite in C. Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’, Lakmé in the opera of the same name by L. Delibes and the Zerline in ‘’Fra Diavolo’’ of  F. Auber. In Italy she was called a ‘’Queen of the operetta’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Milano Teatro Lirico Thais (Thais)
1904 Rosario di Santa Fè Teatro Colon Boheme (Mimì)
1905 Oporto Teatro San Joao Lohengrin (Elsa)
1906 Sanremo Teatro del Casinò Zaza' (Zazà)
1907 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Stagione compagnia operette citta' di Milano
1908 Genova   Teatro Margherita Don Pasquale (Norina)
1910 Rosario di Santa Fè Teatro Opera Stagione Compagnia operette citta' di Milano
1911 Brunate Hotel Milan Concerto
1913 Milano Teatro Carcano Concerto

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Fonotipia, Milano 1908-04-08
Lustige Witwe (Lehár): Tace il labbro with Emma Vecla (as Fercor)  92146 XPh3129

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-04-17

Frühlingsluft (Strauss, arr Reiterer): Vieni qui, fanciulla with Ferruccio Corradetti (as Fercor) 92147 XPh3160

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-02-23
Walzerträume (Straus)  Soave, lucenti with Nino Ferri  92433 xPh 3806

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-02-26
Walzerträume (Straus) Noi ragazze vaghe inver 92432 xPh 3811

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-01-01

Walzerträume (Straus)  Al caro e santo rito with Azzali 92560  xPh 4039
Amor di principe (Eysler) Valzer delle rose 92867 Xph4779
Amor di principe (Eysler) O Parigi immensa with Anna Perretti and Alfredo Petroni 92868 Xph4783
Amor di principe (Eysler) Non puoi certo immaginare with Alfredo Petroni  92870 Xph4785

Fonotipia, Milano 1911-12-15
Amor di Principe (Eysler) Io vo' lanciarli with Gino Vannutelli 92869 Xph4780

Gino Vannutelli (Tenor)




First he studied at the school of the famous actor Luigi Monti and made his debut as an actor in the company of Italia Vitaliani. Later he studied singing under the maestro Marucelli and made his debut in 1899 at the Teatro Reale in Malta as Guglielmo in A. Thoma’s ‘’Mignon’’. At the Giulio Marchetti’s operetta company he was heard by the manager Giacobazzi, who was engaged him for a long tour in South America, that kept him away from Italy for four years. He returned to Italy and appeared again in operetta always performing in the best companies. Later he created his own operetta company.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Malta Teatro Reale Mignon (Guglielmo)
1900 Malta Teatro Reale Pagliacci (Canio)
1901 Cagliari  Politeama Regina Margherita  Dinorah (Corentino)
1902 Parma Politeama Reinach Barbiere di Siviglia di G.Paisiello (Almaviva)
1906 Caracas Teatro Municipal Boheme (Rodolfo)
1912 Parma Politeama Reinach Compagnia operette Vecla
1918 Parma Politeama Reinach Compagnia operette Vannutelli

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Fonotipia, Milano 1911-12-15
Amor di Principe (Eysler) Io vo' lanciarli with Emma Vecla 92869 Xph4780

Rizzardo Da Ferrara (Baritone) (Ferrara 1872 - ?1918)



His real name was Rizzardo Trebbi. He studied singing under the famous tenor Leopoldo Signoretti, then with Steffanini Donzelli and Giuseppe Nenci. He made his debut at the Teatro Sociale of Ivrea in 1907 in U. Giordano's ‘’Andrea Chenier’’. In 1910 at the Teatro Storchi in Modenahe appeared in the world premiere of the  A. Seppilli’s opera ‘’La Nave Rossa’’. Then he was chosen by P. Mascagni to sing in different opera houses of South America in his opera ‘’Isabeau’’. He died during the First World War. In 1912 Da Ferrara made nine records for Odeon. 

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Ivrea Teatro Civico Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1909 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Pagliacci (Tonio)
1910 Imola Teatro Comunale Tosca (Scarpia)
1912 Londra Teatro Hyppodrom Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1913 Fano Teatro Della Fortuna Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
1914 Chieti Teatro Marruccino Andrea Chenier (Gerard)

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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1912?
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Compiacente... 110205
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Un dì m'era di gioia 110206
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Minnie dalla mia casa with Plavano 110209 xM1749 
Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ti voglio bene with Plavano 110211 xM1751
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Venturini 110345  xM1762 
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Venturini 110346 xM1763

Margherita Cisbani (Mezzo-Soprano)

She made her debut in 1917 at the Teatro Pio Corsi in Nizza Monferrato in ‘’Trovatore’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1917 Nizza Monferrato Teatro Pio Corsi Trovatore (Azucena)
1920 Finale Emilia Teatro Sociale Francesca da Rimini (Schiava)
1922 Fano Teatro Della Fortuna Trovatore (Azucena)
1924 Crema Teatro Sociale Mefistofele (Marta/Pantalis)
1928 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1930 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1933 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Walkiria (Fricka)
1936 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Walkiria (Fricka)

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Fonotipia, Milano 1927-10-14
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Re dell'abisso 168140 Pho6038

Massimo Andreoli (Baritone)

Probably he made his debut in 1921 at the Teatro Sociale in Treviso as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’. Till 1944 he appeared in italian provincial theatres.

Chronlogy of some appearances

1921 Treviso Teatro Sociale  Aida (Amonasro)
1923 Livorno Politeama Aida (Amonasro)
1925 Genova Politeama Genovese Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1928 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Crepuscolo Degli Dei (Gunther)
1932 Como Teatro Sociale Isabeau (Re Raimondo)
1935 Torino Teatro Regio Ave Maria di S.Allegra (Sagro)
1944 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Tristano e Isotta (Kurvenaldo)


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Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-20
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Allor che scorre with Vittorio Lois and Albino Marone 172077 XXPh6569
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Troncar suoi di with Vittorio Lois and Albino Marone 172077 XXPh6570

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-21
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Ah! Mathilde with Vittorio Lois 172078 XXPh6573

Fonotipia, Milano 1930-03-22
Guillaume Tell (Rossini): Resta immobile 168284 Mo2904