Sunday, June 30, 2013

Gino Martinez-Patti (Tenor) (Parma 1866 - Rome 1925)

He was of spanish origins. Approximately from 1890 to 1910 he considered one of the leading heroic tenors in Italy. He appeared with success not only in Italy, but also in South America. In 1906 he travelled around North America with Lombardi Opera Company; during of this tour he created for America the role of Chopin in the opera ‘’Chopin’’ of Orefice and appeared also as Don Jose in ‘’Carmen’’ and as Rodolfo in ‘’La Boheme’’. In 1907 he sang at the Italian Opera in Holland; here he also performed as Herod in the premiere of the opera ‘’Salome’’ (Richard Strauss, in Italian) under the management of composer. He especially often appeared at the Opera Theatre of Bucharest as a guest. The audience very much loved his singing. He lived later in Rome.

Chronology of some appearances

1888 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Gli Ugonotti (Comprimario)
1893 Mantova Teatro Sociale Faust (Faust)
1895  Malta Teatro Reale Carmen (Don Jose)
1898 Firenze Arena Nazionale Pagliacci (Canio)
1901 Roma Teatro Adriano Ruy Blas (Ruy Blas)
1905  Varese Teatro Sociale Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
1906 Padova Teatro Verdi Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1907 Catania Arena Esposizione Fedora (Loris)
1908 Amsterdam Palais Voor Volksvljit Andrea Chenier (Chenier)
1910 Palermo Teatro Biondo Chopin di G. Orefice (Chopin)


Fonotipia, Milano 1906-06-01
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): Vuol dire che voi Don Cesare with Oreste Luppi 39732 XPh 1951
Ruy Blas (Marchetti): Domani… appena in cielo with Oreste Luppi 39733 XPh 1952
Ernani (Verdi):  A te scegli with Oreste Luppi  39738 XPh 1958
Ernani (Verdi):  Solingo, errante, misero with Oreste Luppi 39739 XPh 1975

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-06-06
Forza del destino (Verdi) La vita è inferno Fonotipia 39744 Xph1943
Forza del destino (Verdi) O tu che in seno agli angeli Fonotipia 39745 Xph1854

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-06-27
Gioconda (Ponchielli): O grido di quest'anima with Francesco Maria Bonini 39808 XPh1950

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-07-04
Siberia (Giordano): O bella mia (Mattinata) with Francesco Maria Bonini, Oreste Luppi and Roberto Tamanti 39821 XPh1974
Fonotipia, Milano 1906-10-01
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Giannina Russ 39797 XPh 2115

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-07-01
Boheme (Puccini): Entrata di Schaunard...Quadro quarto with Bonini Francesco  Maria Bonini, Antonio Magini-Coletti and Oreste Luppi 39728 XPh 1980
Forza del destino (Verdi): Le minaccie with Francesco Maria Bonini 39736 XPh2000
Forza del destino (Verdi): Non si placa with Francesco Maria Bonini 39737 XPh2001
Norma (Bellini): Mecco all'altar di venere 39748 XPh 1994
Norma (Bellini): Me protegge, 39749 XPh1995

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-09-27
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Enzo Grimaldo with Bonini Francesco  Maria Bonini 39807 XPh2074

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-19
Otello (Verdi) Ora e per sempre addio 110370 Xph3538

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-20
Aida (Verdi) Celeste Aida 37885  xPh 3544
Aida (Verdi) Se quel guerrier io fossi with Oreste Luppi (?) 37886  xPh 3545

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