• Benvenuto Franci

    Benvenuto Franci

    Benvenuto Franci born on July 1st 1891 in Pienza (Siena), was another pupil of the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (Antonio Cotogni and Enrico Rosati were his teachers). In 1918 his debut in opera took place at Rome`s Teatro Costanzi in the role of Gianetto in …

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  • Giuseppe Danise

    Giuseppe Danise

    In a generation, which boasted so many great Italian baritones, as among the most important ones, even though today he is undeservedly underrated. Born on January 11th 1883 in Naples he studied singing with Luigi Colonnesi and Abramo Petillo in his hometown. In 1906 he …

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  • Enrico Molinari

    Enrico Molinari

    Enrico Molinari was born on December 21st 1882 in Venice where he studied at the Liceo Marcello and where he also made his operatic debut as a bass in 1907. He enjoyed a successful career as a bass singer on Italian stages. We find his name …

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  • Umberto Urbano

    Umberto Urbano

    Those who consider records provide exact and reliable documentary evidence of the history of singing will often be surprised: there are names one repeatedly encounters in the cast lists of major international opera houses but who have left either no records at all or just …

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  • Giuseppe Bellantoni

    Giuseppe Bellantoni

    Born in Messina / Sicily in 1880 (unfortunately, it was impossible to trace the exact birth and death date) he first studied singing in his hometown and later in Rome with Antonio Cotogni. In 1905 he made his debut  at the opera house of Messina …

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