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Gaetano Tommasini

1883, Piaggine Soprano/Salerno - ?

Tomamasini graduated as a doctor, before switchng to singing and making his debut in 1908 at the Sociale in Saluzzo as Turiddu.

His career developed as follows:

1908 Saluzzo, Crevalocore, Bergamo
1909 Crevalocore, Guastalla
1910 Bari, Roma (Costanzi), Spoleto, Venezia
1911 Savonna, Napoli, Messina, Salerno
1912 Cremona, Piacenza, Catania, Genova, Rovigo
1913 Venezia (Fenice; La fanciulla del west on January 15/16/18/19 /21/23/26/30, February 2/6), Novara, Forli, Milano, Torino, Padova, Moscow, Warsaw
1914 Napoli (San Carlo), Ravenna
1915 Bescia, Roma (Costanzi)
In 1916, he was drafted. with the rank of doctor.
1916 Firenze, Genova, Pisa
1918 Torino
1919 Torino, Bari, Vicenza, Napoli (San Carlo), Salerno, Macerata, Athens
1920 Novara, Terni, Finale emilia, Napoli
In 1921, he moved to the USA, where he stayed for several years.
1921 New York, Quebec, Montréal, Boston, Philadelphia (Aida on November 30; La forza del destino on December 1; Il Trovatore on December 3; La Gioconda on December 6; Pagliacci on December 8; Aida on December 21; Il Trovatore on December 13; Pagliacci on December 17), Washington
1922 Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland (OR), Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, St. Louis, Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit
1923 Roma (Costanzi), Napoli, New York, Philadelphia (Madama Butterfly on October 25; Pagliacci on October 31), Boston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Rochester
In 1924, while listening from his hotel room to a performance of Il Trovatore, he knew that the tenor Salzar could not continue and that the management was looking for him. He went to the theatre and the performance continued without interruption.
1924 Vancouver, Winnipeg, Portland (OR), Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mobile, New York, Chicago, Memphis, Buffalo, Richmond, Roanake, Philadelphia (La Gioconda on November 17; Madama Butterfly 0n November 20; Lucia di Lammermoor on November 24; Lohengrin November 27; Pagliacci November 27; Aida on November 29), Boston, Waterbuty, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Rochester, St. Paul, Syracuse
1925 Calgary, Portland (OR), seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo (Solis, Aida on August 11/16, Il Trovatore on August 20; La cena delle Beffe on August 23), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo
1926 New Orleans, San Francisco, Philadelphia (Aida on November 2; Pagliacci on November 4; Il Trovatore on November 6)
1927 Los Angeles, San Francisco
1928 Milano (Dal Verme)

His repertory included: Cavalleria rusticana, Manon Lescaut, La Traviata, La Wally, Fedora, Carmen, Pagliacci, Radda, Amica, Andrea Chenier, La Fanciulla del West, Aida, L'amore dei tre Re, Il Sabba, La forza del Destino, La battaglia di Legnano, Un ballo in maschera, Francesca da Rimini, Don Carlo, La Gioconda, Tosca, Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Lohengrin, Rigoletto, Colomba, I gioielli della Madonna, Madama Butterfly, La cena delle Beffe, Amica, ...

He recorded an almost complete Aida on 17 Columbia sides. The strange thing about the recording is that several roles had several singers attached to it. Tommasini had to share Radames with Cunego and Armanini. My copy of the set does not list any singers.

He was married to Nini Frascani.

Gaetano Tommasini