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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Mario Šimenc (Tenor) (Gorica 1896 – Zagreb 1958)
His career began in 1919 at Maribor. He made his opera debut in 1922. He appeared inLjubljana(1922-1924),Belgrade,Osijek,Skopje andZagreb (1924-1941). His repertoire included roles in operas of R. Wagner, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, R. Leoncavallo, D. Shostakovich and M. Mussorgsky. Probably he was the biggest Croatian dramatic tenor. He created for Croatia the role of Calaf in the premiere of G. Puccini’s ‘’Turandot’’ (1928).
Chronology of some appearances
1922-1924 Ljubljana Opera 1924-1941 Zagreb Opera
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Tosca (Puccini): Recondota armonia CZ 1237 CZ 191
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba CZ 1237 CZ 218