Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Enrico Di Mazzei (Enricus Damasus Tacchella Di Mazzei) (Tenor) (Sofia, Bulgaria 1894 - Geneva, Switzerland 1958?)

                                                        Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’

He studied singing in Milan with the famous teacher Fumagalli and later at the Conservatory at Genéve. In this city, he made his debut in 1925. He made his successful debut at l'Opéra Comique in Paris in 1926 as Cavaradossi in "La Tosca" and sang in several other theaters at Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux, Liège and Monte Carlo, with increasing success while adding to his repertory, "Madama Butterfly", "La Bohème", "Rigoletto" and "Werther". The critics augured him a brilliant international career. Unfortunately, in 1928, during a tour in Bulgaria there was an earthquake and he was said to be among the victims. However another source states he died in the 1950s, while another one states he died young from Syphillis.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Genéve Opera House
1926 Paris l'Opéra Comique


Odeon, Paris
Boheme (Puccini): Che gelida manina 123 508
Boheme (Puccini): O soave fanciulla with Lily Pons 123 598
Werther (Massenet): O natura 123 618
Werther (Massenet): J’aurais sur ma poitrine 123 618
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 188 500
Tosca (Puccini): Qual occhio al mondo with Gabrielle Dorley 188 500
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 188 500
Tosca (Puccini): O dolci mani 188 500
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola 188 501
Pescatori di perle (Bizet): Mi par d’udire ancora 188 512
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna e mobile Odeon 188 512
Iris (Mascagni): Apri la tua finestra 188 562
Fanciulla del west (Puccini): Che’lla mi creda 188 562
Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di, all azzurro 188 688

Rigoletto (Verdi): E' il sol dell'anima…Addio addio with Lily Pons PXO 103

Pathe, Paris 1928
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Donna non vidi mai x 7152

1 comment:

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