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Giovanni Martinelli

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(b Montagnana, 1885; d NY, 1969). It. tenor. Played in regimental band, where his v. was noticed by bandmaster. Début Milan 1910 in Rossini's Stabat Mater. Opera début Milan 1910 ...

Martinelli, Giovanni

Martinelli, Giovanni (22 Oct 1885)   Reference library

Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Alan Blyth

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...tone and style. Even more compelling are his off-the-air recordings from the Metropolitan, of which Otello is the most important. Bibliography J.B. Richards and J.A. Gibson : “Giovanni Martinelli,” Record Collector , v (1950), 171–93 [incl. discography] R. Bebb : “The Art of Giovanni Martinelli,” Recorded Sound , liii (1974), 247–57 W.J. Collins : “Giovanni Martinelli,” Record Collector , xxv (1979–80), 149–215, 221–55 [incl. discography] Desmond Shawe-Taylor / Alan Blyth...

Martinelli, Giovanni

Martinelli, Giovanni   Reference library

Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Alan Blyth

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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...his splendid tone and style. Even more compelling are his off-the-air recordings from the Metropolitan, of which Otello is the most important. J. B. Richards and J. A. Gibson : ‘ Giovanni Martinelli ’, Record Collector , v (1950), 171–93 [incl. discography] R. Bebb : ‘ The Art of Giovanni Martinelli ’, Recorded Sound , no.53 (1974), 247–57 W. J. Collins : ‘ Giovanni Martinelli ’, Record Collector , xxv (1979–80), 149–215, 221–55 [incl. discography] Desmond Shawe-Taylor / Alan...

Martinelli, Giovanni

Martinelli, Giovanni (1885)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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..., Giovanni ( b Montagnana , 1885 ; d NY , 1969 ) Italian tenor . Played in regimental band, where his v. was noticed by bandmaster. Début Milan 1910 in Rossini 's Stabat Mater . Opera début Milan 1910 (as Ernani) after which he was engaged by Puccini to sing Dick Johnson in Eur. première of La Fanciulla del West (Rome, 1911 ). London début CG 1912 ; Amer. début Philadelphia 1913 ; NY Met 1913 . Member of NY Met 1913–43 , singing in 36 operas. Met farewell 1946 (gala concert), then taught in NY. Last appearance Seattle ...

Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martinelli  

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(b Montagnana, 1885; d NY, 1969).It. tenor. Played in regimental band, where his v. was noticed by bandmaster. Début Milan 1910 in Rossini's Stabat Mater. Opera début Milan 1910 (as Ernani) after ...
Calaf

Calaf  

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(Puccini: Turandot). Ten. Son of the Tartar King Timur. He sees Princess Turandot when she has come to witness the execution of a Persian prince who has failed to answer her three riddles—the penalty ...
Rodolfo

Rodolfo  

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1 (Puccini: La bohème). Ten. A poet who lives in poverty with his three bohemian friends, Marcello, Colline, and Schaunard, in a garret in the Latin Quarter of Paris. He decides to remain behind when ...
Radamès

Radamès  

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(Verdi: Aida). Ten. Captain in the Egyptian army. He is in love with Aida, daughter of the Ethiopian Amonasro, who has become slave—girl to the Egyptian Princess Amneris. His ambition is to lead the ...
Beniamino Gigli

Beniamino Gigli  

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(1890–1957)Italian tenor, often regarded as the natural successor to Enrico Carusoe.He was born in Recanati near Ancona. Poverty and lack of schooling made his early life hard and frustrating, but he ...
Manrico

Manrico  

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(Verdi: Il trovatore). Ten. The troubador of the title and an officer in the army of the Prince of Biscay. He regards the old gypsy Azucena as his mother. She is reputed to have thrown a baby boy, ...
Bada, Angelo

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Elizabeth Forbes

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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...1918 , Gherardo) and taking part in many New York first performances. In 1928–9 he sang at Covent Garden as Shuysky ( Boris Godunov ) and in 1935 appeared at the Salzburg Festival as Dr Caius ( Falstaff ). He made his last appearance at the Metropolitan in 1938 at Giovanni Martinelli's silver jubilee concert. Elizabeth...

Fox, Carol

Fox, Carol (15 June 1926)   Reference library

Bernard Jacobson

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Carol ( b Chicago, IL , 15 June 1926 ; d Chicago, IL , 21 July 1981 ). Opera impresario . After vocal studies with giovanni Martinelli , edith Mason , and others in the United States and Italy, she turned to concert management. She resolved to revive opera in Chicago, where no company had been resident since 1947 , and her Lyric Theatre of Chicago mounted its first three-week season in November 1954 . Its success was assured by engaging Tito Gobbi, Giulietta Simionato, and Giuseppe di Stefano, and by including the eagerly awaited American debut...

Lipkowska, Lydia

Lipkowska, Lydia   Reference library

Harold Barnes and Alan Blyth

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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...). She made her Covent Garden début as Mimì in 1911 , later appearing as Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Susanna, Gilda and Violetta. At Monte Carlo in 1914 she took part in the first performances of Amilcare Ponchielli's I Mori di Valenza with Georgy Baklanov and Giovanni Martinelli . After emigrating to France in 1919 , she appeared with different émigré opera troupes in western Europe, toured the USSR ( 1928–9 ) and later lived and taught in Romania; among her students was the soprano Virginia Zeani . Lipkowska returned to Paris in 1945 before...

Otello

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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...at all (among them Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti). It demands a heroic voice with a baritonal quality and considerable physical and emotional stamina. But from its creator onwards, the greatest of Italianate tenors have aspired to the part, among them Giovanni Zenatello , Giovanni Martinelli , Leo Slezak (said to rival Tamagno's interpretation), Lauritz Melchior , Frank Mullings , Helge Roswaenge , Ramon Vinay , Ludwig Suthaus , Charles Craig , Jon Vickers , Mario del Monaco (who sang this role over 400 times), James McCracken , Carlo...

Homer

Homer (30 April 1871)   Reference library

Herman Klein, Desmond Shawe-Taylor, and Katherine K. Preston

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...in 1929 , as Azucena. A performer of great artistic integrity, she had a beautiful voice and a Louise Homer as Azucena in Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore. (T.P/Lebrecht Music & Arts) majestic stage presence. Among her many recordings, the ensembles with Enrico Caruso, Giovanni Martinelli, Beniamino Gigli, and others are particularly successful. Samuel Barber was her nephew. Bibliography S. Homer : My Wife and I (New York, 1939/ R ) D. Reutlinger : “Louise Homer: a Discography,” The Maestro , iv–v (1972–3), 62–5 A. Homer : Louise Homer and the Golden Age...

Enrico di Tedice

Enrico di Tedice (fl 1254)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...Federigo Visconti, and the Classical Style in Pisa’, A. Bull. , xxix/1 (1977), pp. 1–27 A. Caleca : ‘Pittura del duecento e del trecento a Pisa e a Lucca’, La pittura in Italia: Le origini , ed. E. Castelnuovo (Milan, 1985), p. 197 E. Castelnuovo and P. Angiolini Martinelli : La Pittura in Italia: Il Duecento e il Trecento , 2 vols (Milan, 1985, 1986) Cimabue a Pisa: La pittura pisana del Duecento da Giunta a Giotto (exh. cat., ed. M. Burresi and A. Caleca ; Pisa, Mus. N. S. Matteo, 2005)...

Manrico

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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...in which he sings. Di quella pira has become a real showpiece in which tenors who are able to do so hold the famous high C (not in the score as written by Verdi!) until they are red in the face. The role has been sung by most of the great Italianate tenors, from Giovanni Martinelli and Enrico Caruso , through Jussi Björling , Franco Corelli , and Giuseppe de Stefano , to Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo. Created ( 1853 ) by Carlo Baucardé...

Radamès

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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...the aria ends on a very high note (a top B flat), which the score indicates as ‘very quiet and dying away’. The temptation for the tenor is usually too great, and the last note rings out loudly and (one hopes) triumphantly. Famous interpreters include Aureliano Pertile , Giovanni Martinelli , Richard Tucker , Mario Filippeschi (who began his musical career as a clarinettist), Hans Hopf , Mario del Monaco , Jussi Björling , Franco Corelli , Carlo Bergonzi , Jon Vickers , Plácido Domingo , and Luciano Pavarotti . Created ( 1871 ) by Pietro Mongini...

Calaf

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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...assemble and Turandot addresses them—the Unknown Prince's name is Love. Arias: Non piangere, Liù (‘Do not weep, Liù’); Nessun dorma (‘None shall sleep’). This is the last of Puccini's great tenor roles and all the famous Italianate tenors have sung it, including Giovanni Martinelli , Richard Tauber , Giacomo Lauri‐Volpi , James McCracken , Franco Corelli , Mario del Monaco , Jussi Björling , José Carreras , and Plácido Domingo . The lovely aria Nessun dorma became world‐famous even to those who had never heard an opera in their lives, when...

Edison, Thomas (Alva)

Edison, Thomas (Alva) (11 Feb 1847)   Reference library

William Brooks and George L. Frow

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...on personally approving artists and repertory recorded by the firm resulted in an unbalanced catalog. Singers recorded on Edison cylinders include Bonci, Bori, Galeffi, Jörn, Selma Kurz, McCormack, Van Rooy, Scotti, and Slezak; later records featured Destinn, Hempel, Giovanni Martinelli, Muzio, Elisabeth Schumann, Teyte, Urlus, and Zenatello. After the closure of the business in October 1929 , the equipment was used for research purposes until 1957 when it was sold to the McGraw Electric Co. CD reissues of several recordings, especially of Edison...

Pistocchi, Francesco Antonio Massimiliano

Pistocchi, Francesco Antonio Massimiliano   Reference library

Sergio Duranti

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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...Tosi's panegyric in his Opinioni and the fact that Pistocchi was a man of superior literary culture helped to spread an idea of Pistocchi as the defender of a ‘pure’ style, far removed from the preoccupation with technique of the following generation. According to Vincenzio Martinelli, however, the corruption of taste originated in his school. In fact he had among his pupils singers who showed a variety of stylistic tendencies, from the emotionalism of Antonio Pasi to the many-styled virtuosity of Bernacchi . The trend towards vocal agility around the 1720s...

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