• Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli

    Giovanni Martinelli was born in the Italian village of Montagnana on 22 October 1885, only two weeks before Aureliano Pertile, also a native of Montagnana. His first role was in 1908 as the messenger in Verdi’s Aida. 1910 he made his professional debut at the …

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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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  • Arnoldo Lindi

    Aroldo Lindi

    Aroldo Lindi, the Swedish tenor born Harald Lindau is perhaps not widely known today, but his achievements during his prime years are of certain stature. Through his nephew, Richard Lindau, the story of the Swedish immigrant, who originally wanted to become a boxer, has survived. …

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  • Melanie Kurt

    Melanie Kurt

    „The one element in yesterday´s performance of „Götterdämmerung“ that was unfamiliar to this public was the Brünnhilde of Mme. Melanie Kurt. As was to be expected from her previous Wagnerian impersonations since she arrived here, it was an extremely fine one and, lacking only at …

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  • Sabine Kalter

    Sabine Kalter

    There were times, especially during the early years of our century, when the Volksoper of Vienna was held in greater esteem than the Court Opera House. Its director, Rainer Simons, had one great advantage over his colleague at the Court Opera: he possessed an unerring …

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