Pietro Mongini

Picture of Mongini

Picture of Pietro Mongini

Repertory

Rigoletto-Genoa, Carlo Felice
Il Trovatore
La Traviata
Lucia di Lammermoor
I Vespri Siciliani
Medea
Roberto il Diavolo
La Favorita
L'Ebrea
Lucrezia Borgia
Il Bravo
La Sonnambula
Maria di Rohan
Il Giuramento
Marino Faliero
I Masnadieri
Ernani
Il Barbieri di Siviglia
Anna Bolena
Otello
Fingal-Lisboa, S. Carlo, 28 March 1864

from Il Trovatore 14 January 1857, and undated and unnamed newspaper clip

La Favorita al S. Carlo di Lisbonna

Mongini, the famous tenor had a similar triumphant evening (i.e. same as Borghi-Mamo). His soft, melodious, fascinating singing conveyed, during the aria "Spirto gentil"; rendered by him with such passion, smoothness that nobody else can equal and bringing tears to the eyes of the listeners. This evidence proves the success that he obtained. Il Trovatore, November 1865
Pietro Mongini nella Sonnambula

The voice of this tenor is one of the most beautiful that I have ever heard; essentially bright, round, smooth, secure, and capable of singing the parts of tenor serio and the ones of demi-charactère. … His triumph at la Sonnambula was very luminous as confirmed by the applause, the shouts, the ovations calling in front of the curtain numerous times. Il Trovatore, 3 January 1857

Pietro Mongini

Pietro Mongini, the tenor with a powerful voice, with powerful impressions, wanted by all the major theaters, applauded by the audiences of all major capitals, died in a few days from an implacable heart illness. Returning from Cairo, Mongini felt the first symptoms of the disease. This artist, rich thanks to lavish earnings from his hard work, surrounded by a loving family, died before he could enjoy the fruit of his labors. He had a sumptuous villa built on the Lago Maggiore where he intended to finish his life with his spouse and children that he adored. It was a dream, and the poor Mongini could not enjoy the compensation of retirement after a life of not easy obtained triumphs. The funeral will take place next Wednesday in grand pomp.Il Mondo Artistico, 4 May 1874


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