Remo De Giovanni

De Giovanni studied with Maestro Alfredo Martini.

Career highlights:

1910 Foggia Il Trovatore during March Teatro Dauno), L'Aquila (Norma during May Teatro Comunale with Lollini Nerina, Bechini Quintilio), Roma (Adriano)
1911 Viterbo (Norma during August Teatro Civico with Pucci Esmeralda, Besanzoni Gabriella, Paci Leone), Roma (Norma during September Teatro Adriano with De Frate Ines, De Frate Isabella, Curci Gennaro; Il Trovatore during May (sharing with Gatti Gino) Teatro Adriano with Andreuccetti Ida/Marchisio Elena/Rallos Aida, Fernandez Lucia/Achilli Jullibert Casilda/Rossi Elvira/Manarin Barbieri Teresa, Morales Emanuele/Caldani Romolo/Pompa Ignazio/Saporito Angelo, Seri Silvio)
1914 GarlascoUn ballo in maschera during July Teatro Martinetti with De Makowska Ela, Guatna Tamara, Decima Emma, Ballester Vicente, Checchini Fortunato, Saiz), Roma
1916 Terni (Pagliacci during April Politeama Ternano with Almazza Bianca, Tavanti Corrado)
1917 Roma (Valle)(Pagliacci during October (sharing with Schiavazzi Piero)- with Turchetti Ofelia/Mazzavillani Mina, Cappelluti Altomare Saverio/Beuf Augusto
1919 Roma (Manzoni)(Il Trovatore duting March (sharing with Granados Francisco//De Dionigi Massimo) with Morroto Lina, Willaume Maria/Lampaggi Maria Luis, D'Aversa Ferruccio/Silvetti Luigi/De Pittis Seri Silvio/DadÚ Augusto; Andrea Chenier during April (sharing with Granados Francisco) with Rubino Clotilde, Bartolini Giuseppe,); Pagliacci during April (sharing with De Dionigi Massimo) with Priori Bianca/Francini Giuditta, Morro Mattia/Silvetti Luigi/Bartolini Giuseppe, D'Anversa Ferruccio, Rossi Amedeo; Carmen during May (sharing with Granados Francisco) with Valiani Eugenia/Lampaggi Maria Luisa , Priori Bianca, Silvetti Luigi/Morro Mattia; Ernani during June with Rubino Clotilde, Silvetti Luigi, Cesari Ignazi; Norma during June with Rubino Clotilde, Willaume Maria, Cesari Ignazio), Sesto Fiorentino (Ernani during September Arena Solerti with Monteverde, Orsatti Piero, Mannelli Angiolo)
1922 Gallarate (Norma during April (sharing with Caballero JosŤ) Teatro del Popolo with Rodrigo Enrichetta, Gambelli Italia, Rocci Franco)
1924 Venezia (Malibran) (Cavalleria rusticana during November with Carabelli Amelia, Bellotti Elena, Rakowski Nicola)

His repertory included: Manrico, Pollione, Riccardo, Canio, Alvaro, Chenier, José, Ernani, Turiddu, ...

Controversy
The Record Collector of September 2009 has an article by Michael Bott titled Two Di Giovannis and the Kalliope Mystery.
Michael Bott is telling us that for a long time the De Giovanni records on Kalliope/Stella/Victory labels were thought to be recorded by Edoardo Di Giovanni/Edward Johnson. Bott further thought that the Odeons recorded by a De Giovanni were also by Johnson until he found out that the singer was Remo De Giovanni. Bott writes that thanks to Roberto Marcocci we know now it is Remo De Giovanni who recorded on Kalliope. To make matter more confusing the kalliope label picture in the record collector shows the name Di Giovanni, while the one I have shows De Giovanni. Kalliope recordings were issued as Kalliope, Stella and Victory. Maybe Michael Bott should have talked to Roberto Marcocci. When I asked Roberto Marcocci if it was the same singer who recorded both on Kalliope and Odeon, he told me:
I don't know. De Giovanni Remo made his debut in 1908 and recorded the Odeons in 1911/12. I have in my collection some Kalliope but I don't know the year when they were recorded. I know that the Kalliope records were issued in Trieste when Trieste was under Austria. My records were recorded by singers that are listed in the Opera Company of Trieste's Opera House. I suppose that De Giovanni never sang in any Trieste's opera houses.
Now the Kalliope discography of de Giovanni for the sake of completeness:
B 16   Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba                E1188
B 22   Andrea Chenier: Un di all'azzurro spazio  E1189
B 22   Aida: Celeste Aida                        E1192
B 29   Otello: Nium mi tema                      E1281
B 29   Otello: Ma, o pianto, o duol!             E1282
Remo De Giovanni sings Norma: Meco all'altar di Venere ... Me protegge

Remo De Giovanni sings Norma: Qual cor tradisti, with Clotilde Rubini

1910      
03 Foggia Teatro Dauno TROVATORE (Manrico)
05 L'Aquila Teatro Comunale NORMA (Pollione)
06 Roma Teatro Adriano TROVATORE (Manrico)
       
1911      
08 Viterbo Teatro Civico NORMA (Pollione)
09 Roma Teatro Adriano NORMA (Pollione)
       
1914      
07 Garlasco Teatro Martinetti BALLO IN MASCHERA (Riccardo)
08 Roma Teatro Adriano STAGIONE
       
1916      
04 Terni Politeama Ternano PAGLIACCI (Canio)
       
1917      
10 Roma Teatro Valle PAGLIACCI
       
1919      
03/06 Roma Teatro Manzoni FORZA DEL DESTINO (Alvaro) / TROVATORE (Manrico) / ANDREA CHENIER (Chenier) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / CARMEN (Don JosŤ) / ERNANI (Ernani) / NORMA (Pollione)
07 Sesto Fiorentino Arena Solerti ERNANI (Ernani)
       
1922      
04 Gallarate Teatro Del Popolo NORMA (Pollione)
       
1924      
11 Venezia Teatro Malibran CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu)

Discography

ODEON FONOTIPIA RECORD  	 
82664 	NORMA: Meco all'altar di Venere 	 
82665 	NORMA: Cabaletta 	 
82703 	NORMA: Qual cor tradisti with Rubini Clotilde
Source for the chronology and discography the extraordinary Website of Roberto Marcocci.

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