Sunday, September 25, 2011

Giuseppe Acerbi (Tenor) (Codogno 1871-Milan 1934)


He studied in Milan with Marziani, Blasco and Rossi. He mad his debut in 1899 at the Gaffurio in Lodi in ‘’Rigoletto’’ and ‘’Traviata’’. He was not satisfied with his performances and decided to resume his studies. In 1901, he made his new debut at the Municipale in Piacenza in Lucia di Lammermoor with Isabella Svicher and Giuseppe Pacini. This time the result was remarkable in spite of the presence of famous singers he was object of true fanatismo. In 1905, he signed his first important contract with the Comunale in Bologna where he sang in Madama Butterfly with Salomea Krusceninski. He recorded many operatic records of roles he never sang on stage.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1902 Soresina Teatro Sociale Mefistofele (Faust)
1903 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Martha (Lionello)
1904 Modena Teatro Storchi Boheme (Rodolfo)
1905 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1906 Palermo Teatro Massimo Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1907 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Zizinia Faust (Faust)
1908 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1909 Parma Teatro Regio Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1910 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1911 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Rigoletto (Duca)
1912 Correggio Teatro Bonifazio Astoli Gioconda (Enzo)
1913 La Spezia Teatro Monteverdi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1914 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1917 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Tosca (Cavaradossi)



Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-26
Lohengrin (Wagner):  S'ei torna alfin  92019 XPh2758
Lohengrin (Wagner):  Cigno fedel 92018 XPh2759,
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra 92021 XPh2760

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-28
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Tombe degl'avi miei 92038 XPh2792
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Fra poco a me ricovero  92039 XPh2793

1 comment:

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