Stanisław Berini (appearing also as Stanislao Berini or Stassio Berini) was born in Warsaw in 1877. By contemporary newspaper
articles, he is said to have performed in Naples at the San Carlo, in Berlin at the Theater des Westens, at the Royal Opera
in Vienna and at the Royal Opera in Warsaw before settling in the USA, where he sang, still according to those articles, at
the Metropolitan Opera.
Well, two opera houses on the list have their archives online: the Vienna Staatsoper (formerly the
Royal Opera), and the Met. In both cases, Beriniís contracts were mere inventions, he never sang at those theaters in
Where he obviously did sing was in Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived from 1928 to his death on March 10th, 1943.
For some strange reasons, many collectors thought that Stanisław Berini was a nom-du-disque of Max Bloch... well, perhaps
they had never heard Berini (or Bloch) sing. Beriniís obituary in the Prescott Evening Courier of March 12th, 1943 says that
he was arrested by the Gestapo on a Berlin visit in 1933 ďfor outspoken criticism of the Nazi party. He would have been
extremely daredevil (or mad, or both) to criticize the Nazis while on a visit to Berlin, particularly since he was Jewish.
He obviously lost close relatives in the holocaust
He is burried at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Phoenix.