Saturday, February 15, 2014

Narciso Del Ry (Tenor) (Pisa 1879 - Roma 1939)


Already as a boy his musical talent appeared. Nevertheless, he He worked in a typography. The baritone coming from Pisa Lelio Casini exerted himself for his education and became his teacher. In 1901 he debuted at the Teatro Grande in Brescia as Riccardo in Verdi’s ‘’Un Ballo in Maschera’’. Appearances followed in leading Italian theaters in the province, thus in Savona, Vicenza and Lucca. In 1910 he appeared in many opera performances in Cairo with special success. He sang there as well as in Alexandria parts like Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’', Rodolfo in ‘’La Boheme’’, Hagenbach in ‘’La Wally’’ of  Catalani, Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di of Lammermoor’’, Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’ of  A. Thomas, Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Faust in Boito’s ‘’Mefistofele’’ and Dimitri in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ of Mussorgsky. In 1912 he guested at the Teatro Apollo in Rome and in Reggio Emilia, in 1913 he appeared at the Teatro Politeama in Pisa. In 1915 he was to be heard at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice like at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Almaviva in Rossini’s ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In the 1916-17 season  he stayed in South America and was celebrated above all at the opera house by Sao Paulo where he sang 15 big parts from the Italian repertoire appearing also in ‘’Salvator Rosa’’ of  C. Gomes. In 1928 he undertook a big concert tour through India and Indonesia with which he appeared in 44 concerts. Till 1936 he continued his career in Italian stages; he lived later in Milan, last in Rome.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Brescia Teatro Guillaume Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1902 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Faust (Faust)
1903 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Boheme (Rodolfo)
1904 Buenos Ayres Politeama Argentino Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1905 Forli Teatro Comunale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1906 Havana Teatro Albisu Sonnambula (Elvino)
1907 Marsiglia Casino de la Plague Puritani (Arturo)
1908 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Zizinia Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1909 Brescia Teatro Grande Faust (Faust)
1910 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1911 Roma Teatro Apollo Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1912 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Gioconda (Enzo)
1913 Vicenza Teatro Verdi Wally (Hagenbach)
1914 Pisa Politeama Puritani (Arturo)
1915 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1916 Venezia Teatro Rossini Favorita (Fernando)
1917 San Paolo Teatro San Josи Rigoletto (Duca)

1919 Ravenna Teatro Mariani Werther (Werther)
1920 Roma Teatro Nazionale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1921 Lecce Politeama Greco Aida (Radames)
1922 Malta Teatro Reale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1923 Voghera Teatro Sociale Traviata (Alfredo)
1924 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Mefistofele (Faust)
1925 Milano Teatro Carcano Faust (Faust)
1926 Novara Teatro Coccia Il Piccolo Marat (Marat)
1927 Modena Teatro Storchi Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1928 Schio Teatro Civico Faust (Faust)
1929 Milano Teatro Lirico Faust (Faust)
1930 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Rigoletto (Duca)
1931 Brindisi Teatro Verdi Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1932 Palermo Teatro Biondo Amico Fritz (Fritz)
1933 Ravenna Teatro Alighieri Amico Fritz (Fritz)
1934 Porto San Giorgio Teatro Margherita Norma (Pollione)
1935 Palermo Teatro Biondo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)


Fonotipia, Milano 1908-11-20
Gioconda (Gioconda): Cielo e mare 92372 xPh 3663

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-11-26
Puritani (Bellini): A te, o cara 39258 xPh 3678

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-12-01
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile 92373 xPh 3709

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