Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Egidio Cunego (Tenor) (Verona 1882 - Milano 1952)

He began his opera career during the years after the turn of the 20th century and was a respectable singer in numerous Italian provincial theaters. He made his debut in 1906 at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in ‘’Carmen’’. In 1912 he sang at Hyppodrome of London in Leoncavallo’s ‘’Pagliacci’’ and in the premiere of his opera ‘’Gli Zingari’’ under the management of the composer. In 1914 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Ernani, in 1916 at  the Teatro Liceo Barcelona (as Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’), in 1920 at the Teatro Khedivialein in Cairo. in 1929 he sang in Teatro Sociale of Rovigo as De Grieux in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’. He finished his career approxiamtely in 1934 and then lived in Casa di Riposo G.Verdi in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Carmen (Don Jose)
1912 Londra Hyppodrome Zingari (Radu)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Ernani (Ernani)
1916 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Pagliacci (Canio)
1919 Cairo Teatro Khedivialein Stagione
1929 Rovigo Teatro Sociale Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)



Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-01
Aida (Verdi): Dessa! Ei si turba... Ohime di guerra with Lavin de Casas and Elena Ruszkowska 054274 1863c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-02
Tosca (Puccini): Qual occhio al mondo with Elena Ruszkowska 054269 1866c
Tosca (Puccini): Senti l’ora e vicina with Elena Ruszkowska 054270 1867c
Tosca (Puccini): E non giungono with Elena Ruszkowska 54413 13830b
Tosca (Puccini): Ora stammi a sentir... Non la sospiri with Elena Ruszkowska 054268 1868c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-12
Aida (Verdi): Concertante finale A.II with Giulia Fabris, Bianca Lavin De Casas, Ernesto Badini and Vincenzo Santelia 054275 1881c

Gramophone, Milano 1910-04-23
Boheme (Leoncavallo): Io non ho che una povera 2-52786

Gramophone, Milano 1912-03-04
Tosca (Puccini): VittoriaVittoria! with Maria Santoliva Villani and Ernesto Badini 054379 02330v

Edison 2-min cylinders
Tosca (Puccini): Amaro sol per te…Recondita armonia Unpubl. 44930

Columbia, Milano 1912?
Aida (Verdi): Quest'assisa ch'io vesto with Giovanni Martino, Cesare  Formichi, Lia Moglia and Dolores Frau  D5566 11198
Aida (Verdi) Finale Act II Part 2 with Giovanni Martino, Cesare  Formichi, Lia Moglia  and Dolores Frau  D4415 11495
Aida (Verdi) Finale Act II Part 1 with Giovanni Martino, Cesare  Formichi, Lia Moglia  and Dolores Frau 11494 D4415
Aida (Verdi): Di Napata le gole with Lia Moglia and Cesare Formichi D5571 11498
Aida (Verdi): Gia i sacerdoti adunansi with Fanny Anitua D5572 11426
Aida (Verdi): Misero appien mi festi with Fanny Anitua D5572 11427
Aida: Pur ti riveggo with Felisia De Perez D5570 11423
Aida (Verdi):  Fuggiam gli ardori with Felisia De Perez  D5570 41837
Aida (Verdi): Gloria All'Egitto with Lia Moglia, Dolores Frau and Giovanni Martino 11494

Columbia, Milano 1913/1914
Ernani (Verdi): Tu sei Ernani with Cesare Formichi & Magda Dorini 41735 
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedrò nell'estasi C2331 11381


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