Greatest Opera Singers

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Enrico Arenson (Heinz Arensen) (Tenor) (Riga, Latvia 1884 - ?)


He was born into the Jewish family. His real name was Henry Arensen. At the beginning he worked as tailor in New York. He was found by a musical amateur singing at a Yiddish wedding. He started his career as a concert singer. In 1910 he made his debut at the Boston Opera as Manrico in ''Il Trovatore'' of Verdi. During his career he sang in opera houses of Canada, Italy and Germany. In 1922 as Enrico Arenson together with O. K. Nazarova, O. V. Pototskaya and M. A. Tamarina he performed in concert at the Russian Grammar School in Zelenogorsk (Russia). He sang on stage under the names Andrea Arensen, Enrico Arenson and Andre Arensen. Probably in Italy he met Nadine Legat, a fine singer who become his wife.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Mirandola Teatro Nuovo Samsone e Dalida (Sansone)
1909 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini Trovatore (Manrico)
1910 Soresina Teatro Sociale Trovatore (Manrico)
1916 Louis Teatro Odeon Pagliacci (Canio)
1917 San Juan de Puerto Rico Teatro Colon Otello (Otello)
1919 San Juan de Puerto Rico Teatro Colon Stagione Compagnia Mancini
1922 Zelenogorsk Concert


Gramophone, Berlin1913-10-17
Juive (Halevy): Recha, als Gott 042439 1206s
Juive (Halevy): Für ihn, für micherflehe with Gottlieb and Hansen  044246 1207s
Juive (Halevy): Allmacht'ger blicke gnädig   with Gottlieb   044245 1210s
Juive (Halevy): Gott erleuchte meine 042438 1211s  

Victor, New York 1918-03-21
Rusalka (Dargomyzhky): Aria Victor 72769 B21593-2

Victor, New York 1918-03-28
At the ball (Tchaikovsky) Victor 72769 B21593-2

Gennett (H&D), USA
Africana (Meyerbeer): O paradiso  15002 B 1420
Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida  15004 A
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba 15002 A
Rigoletto (Verdi): E' il sol dell'anima with Nadine  Legat 15004 B

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