Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nunzio Bari (Tenor) (Napoli 1875 - ?1954)

                                                          Enzo in ''Gioconda''

He studied with Panzetta and he made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo of Napoli in ''Rigoletto'' beside Esperanza Clasenti in a "forenoons" performance ( before accessing the regular season it was had to pass from the "forenoons" and from "the performances in suspended contract" where the manager tried various artists to engage for the regular season). He sang many times in Nord and South America closing his career around 1930. After retiring he devoted himself in teaching at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Neaples. In 1947 was among his pupils the baritone JohnTaber Fitzgerald that debuted the year after, at the tender age of 84 years with a concert at Town Hall in New York during which he sang 16 numbers.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Rigoletto (Duca)      
1906 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1907 Livorno Politeama Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1908 Modena Teatro Municipale Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1909 Philadelphia Chestnut Street Theater Gioconda (Enzo)
1910 Suzzara Teatro Sociale Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1911 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Rigoletto (Duca)
1912 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Fedora (Loris)
1913 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Aida (Radames)
1914 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Guarany (Pery)
1915 Milano Teatro Del Giardino Pagliacci (Canio)
1916 Bologna Teatro Del Corso Pagliacci (Canio)
1917 Verona Teatro Ristori Gioconda (Enzo)
1918 Modena Teatro Storchi Gioconda (Enzo)
1919 Malta Teatro Reale Fedora (Loris)
1920 Como Teatro Sociale Carmen (Don Jose)
1921 Chioggia Teatro Garibaldi Trovatore (Manrico)
1922 Livorno Politeama Carmen (Don Jose)
1923 Palermo Politeama Garibaldi Pagliacci (Canio)
1924 Sanremo Teatro Principe Amedeo Pagliacci (Canio)
1925 Novara Teatro Coccia Trovatore (Manrico)
1927 Ancona Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Carmen (Don Jose)
1928 Pisa Politeama Pagliacci (Canio)
1929 Pisa Teatro Rossi Pagliacci (Canio)
1930 Napoli Teatro Bellini Trovatore (Manrico)


Phonotype, Napoli
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Brindisi  3528
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira 3233
Manon Lescaut (Puccini):  Ah Manon mi tradisce  3570

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