Saturday, October 22, 2011

Carlo Albani (Tenor) (Trieste 1872 – Rome 1924)

as Giovanni Gallurese in ''Giovanni Gallurese'' with Giuseppina Baldassarre-Tedeschi

He was born in an Italian-French family. He went back to Paris where studied with the famous teacher Delle Sedie. After an audition he was engaged for a long tour of Sudamerica where he made his debut in 1901. He had a great success and he decided to remain there for an extended period of time. His first Italian appearance was in 1905 at Teatro Della Pergola in Firenze in Rigoletto. Oscar Hammerstein engaged him for the season 1908-09 at the Manatthan Opera, where he made his debut in Trovatore. During a resting period, thanks to his great success, Albani was contacted by the manager of San Carlo Opera Company who asked him to sing in some operas during the season at the Boston Opera. Albani accepted but Hammerstein sued him and he was palced under arrest on the stage during a performance. Because of these problems, Albani had to leave the States. In Italy, he never succeeded in singing the bigger name Opera houses. He stopped singing in the middle 1920s.

Chronology of some apparances

1901 Santiago del Cile Teatro Municipal Aida (Radames)
1902 Bologna Teatro Duse Trovatore (Manrico)
1903 San Josê de Costarica Teatro Municipal Aida (Aida)
1904 Brescia Teatro Sociale Trovatore (Manrico)
1905 Milano Teatro Lirico Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1906 Novara Teatro Coccia Giovanni Gallurese (Giovanni)
1907 Napoli Teatro Bellini Pagliacci (Canio)
1908 Philadelphia Teatro Lyric Carmen (Don Josê)
1910 Torino Politeama Chiarella Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1911 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Aida (Radames)
1912 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1913 Ravenna  Teatro Alighieri Concerto
1914 Pavia Teatro Fraschini Giovanni Gallurese di I.Montemezzi
1915 Milano Teatro Carcano Ernani (Ernani)
1916 Milano Teatro Carcano Sansone e Dalida (Sansone)
1917 Venezia   Teatro Rossini  Carmen (Don Josè)
1918 Catania Teatro Sangiorgi Ernani (Ernani)
1919 Cremona Politeama Verdi Trovatore (Manrico)
1920 Torino Tetro Scribe Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1921 Crema Teatro Sociale Ernani (Ernani)
1923 Milano Teatro Fossati Pagliacci (Canio)



Fonotipia, Milano 1910-1912
Lombardi alla prima crociatta (Verdi): Gran trio P1 with Luigi Manfrini and Fernanda Chiesa 1813 
Lombardi alla prima crociatta (Verdi): Gran trio P2 with Luigi Manfrini and Fernanda Chiesa 1913

1 comment:

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