Alessandro Scalabrini

1875 Verona - ?

Picture of Alessandro Scalabrini
Picture of Alessandro Scalabrini
Scalabrini was born in near Verona and there he studied singing with Maestro Camozzini. Before his debut, he sang in some private recitals.

He made his stage debut in 1901 at the Carani at Sassuolo as Manrico during September with Naria Trimarchi Maria.

He was engaged many times and for long period in touring opera companies such as Lambardi or Gonzales and sang in many East European and American houses.

His career eveolved as follows:

1901 Verona, Sassuolo

1902 Venezia (Ernani during December at the Teatro Rossini with Barbieri Elvira/Achilli Jullibert Casilda, Costantini Romano)

1906 Amsterdam (Il Trovatore (Sharing with Alessandro Giacchero who sang the first) on September 30 at the Paleis voor Volksvlijt with Gisella de Leandro, Vittorina Paganelli, Giuseppe Pimazzoni, Aristodoro Mauceri/Silvio Queirolo; Cavalleria rusticana (Sharing with Silvano Isalberti who sang the premiere) on October 16 at the Paleis voor Volksvlijt with Maria Tensini-Peretti/Maria Gomez, Gemma Bellincioni, Ottorino Lunardi/Agostino Nava; Pagliacci (Sharing with Silvano Isalberti who sang the premiere) on October 16 at the Paleis voor Volksvlijt with Giulia Allen/Gemma bellincioni/Mme Queirolo, Giuseppe Pimazzoni/Ottorino Lunardi, Umberto de Ferrari, Ottorino Lunardi/Agostino Nava); Eernani on November 3 at the Paleis voor Volksvlijt with Gisella de Leandro/ Louise de Sirianna, Giuseppe Pimazzoni, Silvio Queirolo), 's-Gravenhage (Il Trovatore during December at the Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen with Tensini Peretti Maria, Paganelli Vittorina, Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro)

1907 Costantinopoli (Il Trovatore (Sharing with Signorini) during March at the Teatro Petit Champs with Vecchione Silvia, Govoni Paolina/Alasia Tina, Belletti Attilio/Carnevali Davide, Lizza Luigi; Pagliacci during April at the Teatro Petit Champs with Vecchione Silvia, Carnevali Davide, Belletti Attilio), Ravenna

1908 Citta di Guatemala (Pagliacci during October at the Teatro Colon with ?; Andrea Chenier during October at the Teatro Colon with ?), Panama (Il Trovatore during October at the Teatro Nacional with Frau Dolores, Sabellico Antonio)

1909 Los Angeles (Il Trovatore during January at the Auditorium with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores, Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro), Oakland (Il Trovatore during January at the Macdonough Theater with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores, Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro), San Francisco (Il Trovatore during January at Central Theater with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores , Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro), Des Moines (Il Trovatore during March at the Foster's Theater with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores, Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro), Lincoln (Il Trovatore during March at the Oliver Theater with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores, Modesti Alessandro, Mauceri Artidoro), Salt Lake City (Il Trovatore during March at the Colonial Theater with Celi Campoli Elvira, Frau Dolores, Pimazzoni Giuseppe, Mauceri Artidoro), Napoli, Sosnovich

1910 Salt Lake City (Il Trovatore during February at the Teatro Salt Lake with Adaberto Este, Frau Dolores, Maggi Giuseppe), San Francisco (Il Trovatore during March at the Columbia Theater with Adaberto Ester/Bosetti Elvira, Frau Dolores, Maggi Giuseppe, Mori Alceste; Il Trovatore during April at the Macdounough Theater with Adaberto Ester/Bosetti Elvira, Frau Dolores, Maggi Giuseppe, Mori Alceste), Kingston (Il Trovatore during December at the Conversorium with Bosetti Elvira, Frau Dolores, Maggi Giuseppe), Bogota

1911 Puerto Rico

1912 Sao Paolo (Il Trovatore during June at the Teatro San Josè with Toninello Ester, Bortoluzzi Paola, Fiesoli Pietro, Tondini Cesare; Pagliacci during June at the Teatro San Josè with Ferraresi Virginia, Fiesoli Pietro, Ferraresi Federic)

His repertory included: Manrico, Ernani, Turiddu, Canio, Chenier, Radames, Riccardo, Eleazaro, Alvaro, Enzo, Duca, Alfredo, Pery, ...

He was a special artist of some sort. All his records were issued by Favorite Record with a pink label. Roberto Marcocci found also some bi-colored records with only the Scalabrini's side pink and the other side was black. That is really mysterious.

Alessandro Scalabrini sings L'Ebreo: Mesta d'un certo raggio

Alessandro Scalabrini sings L'Ebreo: Amarti ancora

Alessandro Scalabrini sings L'Ebreo: Del Corano il sacro carme

Alessandro Scalabrini sings L'Ebreo: Vieni fatal presagio

Chronology

1901      
05 Verona Casa Privata CONCERTO
09 Sassuolo Teatro Carani TROVATORE (Manrico)
       
1902      
12 Venezia Teatro Rossini ERNANI (Ernani)
       
1906      
10/11 Amsterdam Paleis Voor Volksvlijt TROVATORE (Manrico) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / ANDREA CHENIER (Chenier) / ERNANI (Ernani)
12 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen TROVATORE (Manrico)
       
1907      
03/04 Costantinopoli Teatro Petit Champs AIDA (Radames) / TROVATORE (Manrico) / BALLO IN MASCHERA (Riccardo) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / EBREA (Eleazaro) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
11 Ravenna Teatro Mariani FORZA DEL DESTINO (Alvaro)
       
1908      
06 Guatemala Teatro Colon AIDA (Radames) / ANDREA CHENIER (Chenier) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / TROVATORE (Manrico)
10 Panama Teatro Nacional AIDA (Radames) / ANDREA CHENIER (Chenier) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / TROVATORE (Manrico)
       
1909      
01 Los Angeles Teatro Auditorium AIDA (Radames) / TROVATORE (Manrico)
10 Napoli Teatro Bellini AIDA (Radames) / GIOCONDA (Enzo) / RIGOLETTO (Duca) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
11 Sosnovich Teatro Nazionale STAGIONE COMPAGNIA GONZALES
       
1910      
07 Bogotà Teatro Municipal AIDA (Radames)
       
1911      
05 Puerto Rico Teatro Municipal STAGIONE COMPAGNIA LAMBARDI
       
1912      
06 San Paolo Teatro San Josè AIDA (Radames) / BALLO IN MASCHERA (Radames) / ERNANI (Ernani) / FORZA DEL DESTINO (Don Alvaro) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / TROVATORE (Manrico) / GUARANY (Pery)

Picture of Alessandro Scalabrini
Discography

Favorite Pink Label
           Ernani (Verdi): Solingo errante e misero                                    1-35013
           Forza del destino (Verdi): Ho d'un imene                                    1-35018
           Trovatore (Verdi): Deserto sulla terra                                      1-35084
           Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira                                           1-35091     Gayarre 1-35091
           Ebreo (Apolloni): Mesta d'un certo raggio                                   1-35096
           Trovatore (Verdi): Ah, si ben mio                                           1-35102     Gayarre 1-35102
           Ebreo (Apolloni): Amarti ancora                                             1-35111
           Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Non sai tu che se l'anima mia                    1-35113
3644-o     Ebreo (Apolloni): Del Corano il sacro carme                                 1-35115
           Ebreo (Apolloni): Vieni fatal presagio                                      1-35117
           Ballo in maschera (Verdi): La rivedrò nell'estasi                           1-35123
3697-o     Forza del destino (Verdi): Ah! Per sempre                                   1-35126
3798-o     Ernani (Verdi): Come rugiada al cespite                                     1-35137 
           Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba                                    1-35160
           Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia                                          1-35162 
           Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Sperai tanto il delirio                            1-35163
           Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Viva il vino                               1-35164     Gayarre 1-35164
           Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Sì fui soldato 1-35165
           Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Come un bel dì di maggio                         1-35166
           Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle                                        1-35167 
3692-o     Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ah! Perché fuggite (w. Marcon)                   1-39008
           Trovatore (Verdi): Perigliarti ancor languente (w. Tomezzoli)               1-39012
3738-o     Ernani (Verdi): Tu se' Ernani (w. Marcolini & Marcon)                       1-39056 
           Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Dì tu se fedele                                  2-35016
           Trovatore (Verdi): Mal reggendo (w. Tomezzoli)                              2-39001
113-p      Trovatore (Verdi): Sì la stanchezza... Ai nostri monti (w. Tomezzoli)       2-39004
           Trovatore (Verdi): Parlar non vuoi (w. Marcon & Tomezzoli)                  2-39005
           Ernani (Verdi): Ferma crudele (w. Branzani & Marcon)                        2-39009
           Forza del destino (Verdi): Le minaccie (w. Marcolini)                       2-39010
           Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere (w. Marcon)                                     2-39013
           Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo (w. Marcolini, Giuliani & Marcon)             2-39015
Picture of Alessandro Scalabrini
Reference for the chronology, and pictures the website of Roberto Marcocci.
Reference for the discography the website of Roberto Marcocci and the website 78opera.com.
I wish to thanks Dr Eduardo Marcelino Herrera for the additions to the discography.

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