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Aristodemo Sillich (Bass) (Trieste 1858 - ? 1943)
He took a vocal lessons from H. Friedrich in Trieste and made his debut in 1876 at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In 1887 he appeared at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa in Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. In 1888 he sang at La Scala in the premiere of the opera ‘’'Nestorio’’ of Gallignani. In 1889 he performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; He had his biggest success in Poland, where he guested in 1890 for the first time at the Teatro Imperiale in concert. He sang in Warsaw till 1903. He sang in Warsaw his roles in Italian language, as well as in Polish. In 1903 he left Warsaw and returned to Trieste and in 1915 he finished his stage career. His son Jerzy Sillich was a conductor and worked at Polish theaters where he still appeared after the second World War in Bytom (Beuthen) and Wroclaw (Wroclaw).
Chronology of some appearances
1876 Trieste Teatro Verdi La Contessa d'Amalfi di E.Petrella
1886 Como Teatro Sociale Faust (Mefistofele)
1888 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Gioconda (Alvise) 1890 Trieste Teatro Verdi Simon Boccanegra (Fiesco)
1892 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Concerto
1895 Novara Teatro Coccia Ebrea (Cardinale)
1897 Tiflis Teatro Nazionale Demon di A.Rubistein 1899 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Aida (Ramfis)
1903 Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Guglielmo Tell (Gualtiero) 1906 Bilbao Teatro Arriaga Ugonotti (Marcello)
1908 Amsterdam Teatro Reale Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1914 Boston Opera HouseLouise (Filosofo)
1915 TriestePoliteama Rossetti Boheme (Colline)
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
G&T, Milano 1906-11/12
Ernani (Verdi): Infelice e tuo credevi 2-52572 9438b
Faust (Gounod): Invocazione 2-52570 9444b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Maledizione with Giuseppe Acerbi, Linda Brambilla and Francesco Cigada 54326 9497b
Ernani (Verdi): Lo vedremo with Mattia Battistini 054105 8791/2
Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo with Luigi Colazza, Mattia Battistini and Emilia Corsi 054107 881c
G&T, Milano 1907-06?
Guglielmo Tell (Rossini): Troncar suoi di with Francesco Cigada and Antonio Paoli 054161 1187c
Victor USA, 1906-11/12
Favorita (Donizetti): Ah paventa il furore with Amelia Codolini and Francesco Cigada 52457
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): O qual funesto abbrnimento 62644
Victor USA, 1907-06?
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): O figlio d’inghilterra with Francesco Cigada, Ines Salvador and Josephina Huguet 63173