Aroldo Lindi

May 26, 1888 - March 8, 1944
Picture of Aroldo Lindi
Picture of Aroldo Lindi
Born in Sweden in 1888, Gustav Harald Lindau sang as a youth in the area in a soloist and in a "popular music" trio.

He later travelled to Italy where he studied opera and began his career over the next thirty years that took him around the world to most of the major and minor opera houses and auditoriums.

Gradually the Italianate form of his name emerged on programs--Aroldo Lindi--for which he was known the rest of his life and career.

Lindi sang at Covent Garden, La Scala, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco Operas and other major venues in the 1920s, singing with Eva Turner, Margaret Burke-Sheridan, Luisa Pampanini, Gianna Lorangi-Lombardi, Gina Cigna, Claudia Muzio and Maria Jeritza.

Lindi later was the star tenor touring with the Fortune Gallo's San Carlo Opera Company during the 1930s until his death in 1944. Lindi sang in the Turandot premieres in Barcelona, Pisa and Chicago, soon after the world premiere.

He was also part of the festivities of the opening of Radio City Music Hall in 1932. While singing Radames in Cairo, Egypt in the late 1920s he was presented with one of the original handmade costumes for that character, from the 1871 premiere.

Lindi died in 1944 at age 55 onstage in San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, during a performance of Pagliacci, singing Vesti la giubba.

Aroldo Lindi sings Andrea Chenier: Si fui soldato
In RA Format

Aroldo Lindi sings Aida: Celeste Aida
In RA Format
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording (Aida).
Repertory
Aida-Boston, 1916
Pagliacci-Boston, 1916
La Forza del Destino-Asti, Alfieri, 7 November 1922
Il Trovatore-Firenze, Politeama, June 1924
Tosca-London, Covent Garden, 16 June 1925
Cavalleria Rusticana-Chicago, Auditorium, 3 December 1926
Carmen-Torino, Vittorio Emanuele, 7 November 1927
La Gioconda- Barcelona, Liceo, 4 January 1928
Turandot-Pisa, Verdi, 10 March 1928
Andrea Chenier-Firenze, Politeama, 3 October 1928
Fasma (Composer La Rotella)-Cairo, Khediviale, February 1929
Otello-Torino, Vittorio Emanuele, 10 December 1931
La Fanciulla del West-Cinncinatti, Zoo, 29 July 1933
Samson et Dalila-Toronto, Massey Hall, 14 September 1934
Tannhäuser-Toronot, Massey Hall, 10 October 1935
L'Africaine-Cicinnatti, Zoo, 14 June 1936
Norma-Cincinnatti, Zoo, 5 July 1938
Madama Butterfly
I wish to thank Richard Lindau who confirmed that Lindi was singing in Boston in 1916 with the Fleck Opera Company. The information was gathered from newspapers clippings, an article in the Swedish American Monthly of January 1937, Fortune Gallo's autobiography Lucky Rooster. Mr. Lindau further confirmed that Lindi also sang Pinkerton, as it was confirmed by his mother who heard Lindi in the role.
Discography
	
Columbia, Milano 1925?
B479 Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida                                                 D12463 D12464 D1519 CQ690 CQ691
B484 Carmen (Bizet): Il fior                                                    D12463 CQ690
B486 Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle                                       D12497 D12707 D1518
B494 Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba                                   D12497 D12707
B496 Forza del destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno                                D12464 D1519 CQ691

Columbia London 1926-06-18
WAX1644-1 Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre                                      D14655 L1773 52803-D
WAX1645-1 Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema                                          D14655 L1773 52803-D

Columbia, London 1926-06-21
WAX1660-1 Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar                                    unpublished
WAX1660-2 Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar                                    unpublished
WAX1662-1 Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida                                            unpublished
WAX1662-2 Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida                                            unpublished

Columbia, London 1926-06-23
WAX1682-1 Carmen (Bizet): Il fior D14656, L1816

Columbia, London 1926-06-24
WAX1688   Trovatore (Verdi): Ah sì, ben mio D14656, L1816

Columbia, London 1926-06
WA3477    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete                        D12487
WA3478    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar                D12487
WA3485-1  Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle                                  D12486 GQ7033 2043-M 185-M
WA3486-1  Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia                                    D12486 GQ7033 2043-M 185-M

Columbia, London 1926-06-30
WA3519-1  Flyg mina tankar (Henneberg)                                          8933 26046F
WA3520-1  Sverige (Stenhammar)                                                  8933 26046F
WA3521-1  Vår (von Heland)                                                      8934
WA3522-1  Intet är som väntans tider (Peterson-Berger)                          8934

Columbia, Milano 1927-11-15
WBX197-1 Carmen (Bizet): Il fior                                                unpublished

WBX197-2 Carmen (Bizet): Il fior                                                D14695 D12537?  GQX10235 52042-X
WBX198-1 Trovatore (Verdi): Ah sì ben mio                                       D14694 GQX10234 L1816    52804-D

Columbia, Milano 1927-11-16
WBX199-1 Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre                                       D14693 GQX10233 L17737118-M
WBX200-1 Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema                                           D14694 GQX10234 L177352804-D

Columbia, Milano 1927-11-18
WBX201-1 Africaine (Meyerbeer): O paradiso                                      D14695 GQX10235 52042-X
WBX202-1 Otello (Verdi): Dio! Mi potevi scagliar                                unpublished
WBX202-2 Otello (Verdi): Dio! Mi potevi scagliar                                D14693 GQX10233 7118-M

Columbia, Milano 1927-12
WB1704 Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No, Pagliaccio non son                          D12568 GQ7082 3381-X
WB1710 Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira                                        D12568 GQ7082 3381-X

Columbia, Milano 1927-12 or 1928-01
WB1751 Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete                           D12569 GQ7083 DQ1100
WB1752 Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar                   D12569 GQ7083 DQ1100

Columbia, Milano 1928-05-18
WB2000 Turandot (Puccini): Non piangere Liù                                     D12603 GQ7117 DQ1116
WB2001-1 Turandot (Puccini): Nessun dorma                                       D12603 GQ7117 DQ1116
WB2003-1 Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Sì fui soldato                              D12625 GQ7139 DQ1125

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-08
WBX375-1 Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita gioia (w. Capuana & Arangi-Lombardi)       unpublished
WBX375-2 Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita gioia (w. Capuana & Arangi-Lombardi)       unpublished
WBX375-3 Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita gioia (w. Capuana & Arangi-Lombardi)       D14498

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-10
WBX384-1 Aida (Verdi): Ohimè di guerra fremere                                  unpublished
         (w. Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Baccaloni, Nessi & chorus)
WBX384-2 Aida (Verdi): Ohimè di guerra fremere                                  unpublished
         (w. Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Baccaloni, Nessi & chorus)
WBX384-3 Aida (Verdi): Ohimè di guerra fremere                                  D14498
         (w. Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Baccaloni, Nessi & chorus)

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-12
WBX388-1 Aida (Verdi): Vedi di morte l'angelo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)              unpublished
WBX388-2 Aida (Verdi): Vedi di morte l'angelo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)              unpublished
WBX388-3 Aida (Verdi): Vedi di morte l'angelo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)              D14514

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-13
WBX390-1 Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                     unpublished
WBX390-2 Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                     unpublished
WBX390-3 Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                     D14513
WBX392-1 Aida (Verdi): Vieni guerriero vindice                                  unpublished
         (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero & chorus) 
WBX392-2 Aida (Verdi): Vieni guerriero vindice                                  D14505
         (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero & chorus)

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-14
WBX395-1 Aida (Verdi): O terra addio (w. Arangi-Lombardi & Capuana)             unpublished
WBX395-2 Aida (Verdi): O terra addio (w. Arangi-Lombardi & Capuana)             unpublished
WBX395-3 Aida (Verdi): O terra addio (w. Arangi-Lombardi & Capuana)             D14514
WBX397-1 Aida (Verdi): Spento Amonasro                                          D14506
         (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero, A Borgioli & chorus)
WBX398-1 Aida (Verdi): Se quel guerrier                                         unpublished
WBX398-2 Aida (Verdi): Se quel guerrier(date?)                                  unpublished
WBX399-1 Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                      unpublished
WBX399-2 Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                      unpublished
WBX399-3 Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)                      D14509

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-15
WBX401-1 Aida (Verdi): L'abborrita rivale (w. Capuana)                          unpublished
WBX401-2 Aida (Verdi): L'abborrita rivale (w. Capuana)                          D14511

Columbia, Milano 1928-11-19/20/23/28
WBX398-3 Aida (Verdi): Se quel guerrier                                         D14497
(Aida on D14497-D14514, 9726-9743, LGX1-LGX18, 67641-67658, 266091-266108.)

Columbia, Milano 1929-06?
WB2642   Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco                                  D12610 GQ7124
WB2645   Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba                               D12610 GQ7124
WB2653-1 Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Come un bel dì di maggio                    D12625 GQ7139 DQ1125
WB2658-1 Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda                         unpublished
WB2658-2 Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda                         D12609 GQ7123 DQ1118
WB2661   Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Or son sei mesi                          D12609 GQ7123 DQ1118

Columbia, London 1930-05-19
WA10397-1 Until (Sanderson)                                                     DB173
WA10398-1 For you alone (Geehl)                                                 DB173
WM17-1    Aftonstämning (Körling)                                               unpublished
WM17-2    Aftonstämning (Körling)                                               DC112
WM18-1    Melodi (Rangström)                                                    unpublished
WM18-2    Melodi (Rangström)                                                    unpublished
WM19-1    Bachanal (Dahl)                                                       DC54

Columbia, London 1930-05-21
WM20-1 Hvita rosor (Körling)                                                    unpublished
WM20-2 Melodi (Rangström)                                                       DC54
WM21-1 Som stjärnan uppå himmelen så klar (trad, arr Hägg);                     unpublished
       Tänker du att jag förlorader är (trad, arr Nordlund) 
WM21-2 Som stjärnan uppå himmelen så klar (trad, arr Hägg);                     DC55
       Tänker du att jag förlorader är (trad, arr Nordlund) 
WM22-1 Om dagen vid mitt arbete (trad, arr Hägg);                               unpublished
       Allt under himmelens fäste (trad)
WM22-2 Om dagen vid mitt arbete (trad, arr Hägg);                               DC55
       Allt under himmelens fäste (trad)

Columbia, London 1930-05-23
WA10410-1 Phyllis the fair (Dossert)                                            unpublished
WA10410-2 Phyllis the fair (Dossert)                                            unpublished
WMX1-1    Sten Sture (Svedbom)                                                  DCX8
WMX2-1    Gustaf Wasas Saga (Hallén): Junker Nils sjunger till lutan            DCX8

Columbia, London 1930-05-24
WMX3-1   Xerxes (Händel): Ombra mai fu                                          DCX9
WMX4-1   Ständchen (Schubert) (Sw)                                              DCX9

Columbia, Milano 1931-03-18
WB4045-1 Little grey home in the West (Löhr)                                    DB662
WB4046-1 Where my caravan has rested (Löhr)                                     unpublished
WB4046-2 Where my caravan has rested (Löhr)                                     DB662
WBX994-1 Goodbye (Tosti)                                                        unpublished
WBX994-2 oodbye (Tosti)                                                         DX271
WBX995-1 I hear you calling me (Marshall)                                       unpublished
WBX995-2 I hear you calling me (Marshall)                                       DX271

Columbia, Milano 1931-03-27
WB4064-1 Bettelstudent (Millöcker): Det täcka könet jag studerat                DC114
         (Ich knüpftemanche zarte Bande)
WB4065-1 Bettelstudent (Millöcker): Nu är jag pank och fågelfri                 DC114
         (Ich hab' kein Geld)
WB4066-1 Aftonsång (Berg)                                                       DC113
WB4067-1 Längtan (Söderman)                                                     DC113
WB4068-1 Melodi (Rangström)                                                     DC112
Reference: Aroldo Lindi, tenore, edizioni del TIMAClub, 1996
Reference: The Record Collector, December 2001

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