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Friday, July 5, 2013

Nazzareno De Angelis (Bass) (Aquila presso Roma 1881 - Roma 1962)



He sang as a boy in the choir of the Sistine Chapel. He was trained at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and debuted in 1903 at the Teatro Comunale of Aquila as Podestà in ‘’Linda di of Chamounix’’ of  Donizetti. Then he did a quick career in the big Italian stages. In 1904 he sang at the Teatro Lirico in Milan the role Alvise  in ‘’La Gioconda’’ of Ponchielli, in 1905 he travelled around Holland, in 1906 South America, above all Chile. Since 1907 he had big success  at La Scala, Milan (Beginning role: Alvise). Here he sang on 15. 4. 1907 in the premiere of the opera ‘’Gloria’’ of  Cilea, on 10. 4. 1913 in the premiere of  Montemezzi’s ‘’L'Amore dei tre Re’’ singing the role of king Archibaldo, since one of his star roles. Already in 1908 he appeared there with great success  in ‘’La Vestale’’ of  Spontini. In 1908 he guested in Holland; in 1913 he performed in the performances of Verdi's operas at the Teatro Regio Parma on the occasion of the Verdi's year. In the 1909-10season he sang at the Manhattan Opera House. In the 1910-11 season and from 1920 to 1925 he worked at the Chicago Opera, from 1910 to 1925 and from 1928 to 1938 at the opera house of Rome. He appeared with great success also at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1911 he sang there the role of king Philipp in the première of Verdi’s ‘’Don Carlos’’. Guest performances followed in whole Europe and America, however, La Scala remained his real artistic home where he sang regularly till 1933. In 1920, 1925 and 1931 he had big success in the festival of  Verona. In 1939 he sang for the last time in the festival at the Thermen of the Caracalla in Rome in ‘’Mefistofele’’. Then he appeared in concerts and worked as pedagogue in Milan and Rome; he spent his old age in his hometown Aquila.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Roma Teatro Quirino Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1904 Roma Teatro Quirino Ernani (Silva)
1904 Santa Maria Capua Vetere Teatro Garibaldi Boheme (Colline)
1905 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1905 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Ballo in Maschera (Tom)
1908 Valparaiso  Teatro Victoria Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1908 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal Ballo in Maschera (Tom)
1908 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1908 Valparaiso  Teatro Victoria Ballo in Maschera (Tom)
1908 Milano Teatro alla Scala Cristoforo Colombo (Roldano)
1909 Santiago del Cile Teatro Municipal Boheme (Colline)
1909 Valparaiso Teatro Victoria Boheme (Colline)
1910 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Ballo in Maschera (Tom)
1910 Chicago Civic Opera House Boheme (Colline)
1911 Philadelphia Teatro Metropolitan Boheme (Colline)
1911 Baltimora Opera House Boheme (Colline)
1911 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1911 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1911 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1911 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1911 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1912 Milano Teatro alla Scala Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1913 Roma Teatro Costanzi Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1916 Pesaro  Salone Pedrotti Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1916 Roma  Teatro Argentina Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1916 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1916 Parma  Teatro Regio Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1916 Pisa Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1916 Roma  Teatro Quirino Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1918 Verona  Teatro Nuovo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1919 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1919 Montevideo Teatro Urquiza Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1919 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1919 San Paolo Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1920 Roma Teatro Costanzi Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1921 Roma Teatro Adriano Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1921 Spoleto Teatro Nuovo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1922 Milano Teatro La Scala Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1922 Parigi Champs Elysees Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1925 Lugano Teatro Apollo Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1926 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1926 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1926 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1926 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1926 San Paolo Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1926 San Paulo Teatro Municipal Don Carlo (Filippo II°)
1929 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Fonotipia, Milano 1907-02-07
Mefistofele (Boito): Ave Signor 62176 XPh 2434

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-05-07
Ernani (Verdi): Infelice e tuo credevi 62177 XPh2616

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-12-20
Mefistofele (Boito): Ave Signor 92126 XPh3047

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-01-07
Ernani (Verdi): Infelice, e tuo credevi 92445 XPh3750
Boheme (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 92443 XPh3751
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi): A te l'estremo addio 92440 XPh3752

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-01-08
Mefistofele (Boito): Ecco il mondo 92442 XPh3754
Trovatore (Verdi): Di due figli ...Abbietta zingara 92444 XPh3755

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-01-15
Aida (Verdi):  Nume custode   with Edoardo Garbin 74121 XXPh3760
Faust (Gounod): Che fate qui, signor with Edoardo Garbin and Riccardo Stracciari 74122 XXPh3762

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-02-22
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Gia ti veggo with Giuseppe Armanini, Riccardo Stracciari and Ester Mazzoleni  69021 XXXPh 3801




















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