Alberto Amadi

(Trieste 1876 - ?)

Picture of Alberto Amadi
Picture of Alberto Amadi
Amadi probably made his debut in 1898. His Italian career developed as follows:
1899 Torino (La Traviata (Sharing with Bieletto Vincenzo) during January at the Teatro Regio with Bellincioni Gemma/Huguet Giuseppina, Bucalo Emanuele), Fiume (Cavalleria rusticana (Sharing with Matassini Achille) during April at the Teatro Comunale with Bianchini Cappelli Elena, Carobbi Silla)

1900 Costantinopoli (Tosca (Sharing with Agostini Magali Ferruccio) during August at the Teatro Concordia with Mancini Frampolesi Giulia, Lucini Giovanni; La Traviata during July at the Teatro Concordia with Mancini Frampolesi Giulia, Lucini Giovanni; Cavalleria rusticana during June at the Teatro Concordia with Sirti Maria, Veneziani Ettore), Vercelli (Carmen during January at the Teatro Civico with Moretti Paolina, Adriano Anita, Silvestri Nino; Cavalleria rusticana during February at the Teatro Civico with Angelini Emma/Adriano Adelina, Brambilla Maria, Viale Aurelio/Silvestri Nino)

1901 Castel San Pietro

1902 Trapani, Trieste

1903 Fermo, Mexico City

1904 Novi Ligure (Tosca during October at the Teatro Carlo Alberto with Koralek Paola, Bozzoli Ignazio), Spalato (La Traviata at the Teatro Verdi with Alessandrovitch Maria, Costantini Romano)

1905 Livorno, La Spezia, Milano (Teatro Fossati), Domodossola (La Traviata during November at the Teatro Galletti with De Ribas Maria, Lucini Giovanni)

1906 Siracusa, Acireale, Busto Arsizio, Savona (Germania during December at the Teatro Chiabrera with Cinzano Giuseppina, Marchi Guglielmina, Gnaccarini Agostino, Cortellazzo Alfonso)

1907 Foggia (Pagliacci during May at the Teatro Dauno with Baldassarre Tedeschi Giuseppina, Greggio Sante, Canepa Giuseppe, Lindri Cleto)

1908 Bilbao, Belluno, Monza, Lugano (La Traviata (Sharing with Pezzoli Raffaele/Pezzutti De Celes Ubaldo) during April at the Teatro Apollo with Zucchi America/Cavalieri Elda, Ferrari Giuseppe/Bugamelli Pietro)

1909 Reggio Emila, Ottawa, Toronto, San Francisco (La Traviata (Sharing with Bari Nunzio) during June at the Princess Theater with Norelli Jeanne/Bertossi Elisa Zara Giustino)

Starting in 1910, Amado moved to the North America.

Amadi sang with touring companies (like the NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY) accross the USA. Before his departure, he had recorded for Gramophone duets with his spouse the soprano Maria Ballierès.

He sang in Havanna in 1911 and Mexico City in 1912.

1913 New York ( I gioielli della Madonna on October 20 at the Central Park West Opera House with Ernesto Torti, Elizabeth Amsden)

The New York Times October 21 1913

1914 Washington (Tosca during April at the National Theater with Kirmes Helena/Moreland Mc Gowen Edna, Stevens James)

The New York Clipper March 26, 1917

1919 Bridgeport (Il barbiere di Siviglia with Marie Fara)

Bridgeport Standard Telegram May 5, 1919. The reviewer was confused telling us Amadi sang Almaviva, but was impressive, like De Luca, in Largo al Factotum.

His career was cut short tragically. He fell ill and remained paralyzed . His spouse worked for 25 years as an usher at the MET to support the family.

In the USA, Amadi made records for Victor.

His repertory included: Alfredo, José, Rodolfo, Duca, ? (I Falsi Monetari by L.Rossi), ? (Tutti in maschera by A. Pedrotti), Maurizio, Cavaradossi, Almaviva, ? (Pipele by S. F. De Ferrari), Faust, Loris, Federico, Canio, Fritz, Enzo, Gennaro, ...
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Alberto Amadi sings Tosca: E lucevan le stelle

Alberto Amadi sings I Puritani: A te o cara

Alberto Amadi sings La Traviata: Scena della borsa

Alberto Amadi sings Il Guarany: Vanto io pur

Alberto Amadi sings Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola ch'ai di latti la camisa
In RA Format

Alberto Amadi sings La Juive: Rachel quand du Seigneur, in Italian
In RA Format
I would like to thank Robert J Venezia for the recording (Juive).
Chronology

1899      
01 Torino Teatro Regio TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1900      
02 Vercelli Teatro Civico CARMEN (Don Josè)
       
1901      
08 Castel San Pietro Teatro Sociale BOHEME (Rodolfo)
       
1902      
01 Trapani Teatro Garibaldi RIGOLETTO (Duca)
04 Trieste Politeama Rossetti RIGOLETTO (Duca)
       
1903      
02 Fermo Teatro Dell'Aquila I FALSI MONETARI di L.Rossi / TUTTI IN MASCHERA di A.Pedrotti
06 Città del Messico Teatro Rinascimento ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio)
       
1904      
10 Novi Ligure Teatro Carlo Alberto TOSCA (Cavaradossi)
  Spalato Teatro Verdi TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1905      
07 Livorno Politeama BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Almaviva)
07 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Almaviva)
10 Milano Teatro Fossati PIPELE' di S.F.De Ferrari
11 Domodossola Teatro Galletti FAUST (Faust) / RIGOLETTO (Duca) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1906      
03 Siracusa Teatro Archimede BOHEME (Rodolfo) / FEDORA (Loris) / MIGNON (Guglielmo)
05 Acireale Teatro Bellini FEDORA (Loris)
09 Busto Arsizio Teatro Sociale CARMEN (Don Josè) / FEDORA (Loris)
12 Savona Teatro Chiabrera GERMANIA (Federico)
       
1907      
05 Foggia Teatro Dauno ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio) / FEDORA (Loris) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
       
1908      
01 Bilbao Teatro Arriaga STAGIONE / SEASON
07 Belluno Teatro Sociale AMICO FRITZ (Fritz)
10 Monza Teatro Sociale CONCERTO
       
1909      
01 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale GIOCONDA (Enzo)
11 Ottawa Teatro Russel NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY
11 Toronto Royal Alexandra NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY
       
1910      
  Nordamerica   TOUR DELLA NATIONAL OPERA COMPANY
       
1913      
  New York Century Theater GIOCONDA (Enzo)
       
1918      
  New York Gotham Theater STAGIONE / SEASON

Discography
GRAMOPHONE RECORD
  	   	 
054225 	MANON: Scena della lettera with Ballieres Maria       S 3394
054226 	MANON: Scena della chiesa P.I° with	Ballieres Maria   S 3394
  	  	 
VICTOR RECORD 	  	 
B 9841    FEDORA: Amor ti vieta                                 63320 / 98462
B 9842    MEFISTOFELE: Dai campi dai prati                      63313 / 98465
B 9843    MEFISTOFELE: Giunto sul passo estremo                 63313 / 98464
B 9844    WERTHER: Ah! Non mi ridestar                          63317 / 98469
B 9892    TRAVIATA: Scena della borsa                           63314 / 98468
B 9893    ZAZA': E' un riso gentil                              63322 / 98470
B 9894    IRIS: Serenata                                        63320 / 98463
B 9895    TRAVIATA: Dei miei bollenti spiriti                   63314 / 98467
B 9896    TOSCA: Recondita armonia                              63315 / 98466
B 10550   SIBERIA: T'incontrai per via                          63319
B 10551   ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: L'anima ho stanca                 63319
B 10552   RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella                            63316
C 10553   CARMEN: Romanza del fiore                             68300
C 10554   PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba                            68300
B 10555   BUZZI/PECCIA: Lolita                                  63321
B 10556   MIGNON: Addio Mignon                                  63318
B 10562   RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile                          63316
B 10563   MANON: Sogno                                          63317
B 10564   TOSCA: E lucean le stelle                             63315
B 10565   PURITANI: A te o cara                                 63318
B 10566   MASCAGNI: La serenata                                 63321
B 11796   CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Brindisi                        63677
B 11797   FAVORITA: Una vergin un angel di dio                  65751 / 97293
C 11798   MANON: Ah! Dispar vision                              68336
C 11799   FAVORITA: Spirto gentil                               68337
B 11800   CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Siciliana                       63677
B 11801   MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Amore o grillo                      65751 / 97292
B 11802   BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Se il mio nome                  63676
B 11803   BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Ecco ridente in cielo           63676
B 11804   BOHEME: Racconto di Rodolfo                           68336
C 11805   AFRICANA: O paradiso                                  68337
B 13516   TROVATORE: Deserto sulla terra                        65753 / 97289
B 13517   EBREA: Rachele allor che iddio                        65752 / 97294
B 13518   GASTALDON: Musica proibita                            68424 / 99155
B 13519   LUISA MILLER: Quando le sere al placido               65750 / 97291
C 13520   LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: Tombe degli avi miei             68385
B 13521   PESCATORI DI PERLE: Mi par d'udire ancora             65752 / 97295
C 14110   GUARANY: Sento una forza indomita with Hannick Agnes  68425 / 99157
C 14111   GUARANY: Perché di meste lagrime with Hannick Agnes   68427 / 99159
C 14113   LO SCHIAVO: Conservo ognor fedele with Hannick Agnes  68424 / 99154
C 14126   LO SCHIAVO: Quando nascesti tu                        68426 / 99158
C 14127   GUARANY: Vanto io pur                                 38427 / 99160
Reference for the chronology, pictures and discography the extraordinary Website of Roberto Marcocci.
I would like to thank Dr Eduardo Marcelino Herrera for the additions to the discography.

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