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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Amedeo Bassi

Artist Amedeo Bassi
Title Lebendige Vergangenheit - Amedeo Bassi
Release Date Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Genre Classical > Choro
Copyright © Preiser Records
Country AUSTRIA

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Lebendige Vergangenheit

Geboren 1874 bei Florenz erfolgte sein Debüt 1891 in "Ruy Blas" von Marchetti. 1900/01 und 1910/11 sang er an der Metropolitan Opera, 1906-08 am Manhattan Opera House New York und 1911-16 an der Oper von Chicago. 1901 Debut an der Mailänder Scala - dort hatte er später in der Toscanini-Ära 1921-26 große Erfolge im Wagner-Fach. Er wirkte in zahlreichen UA und EA mit: u.a. in Mascagnis "Amica" (Monte Carlo 1905), Catalanis "Loreley" und Franchettis "Germania" (beide 1901 Covent Garden Opera), „Zazà“ von Leoncavallo (1916 Chicago Opera). Den Dick Johnson "La Fanciulla del West" sang er 1911 in den jeweiligen EA an der Covent Garden Opera an der Römischen Oper. 1926 nahm der Künstler Abschied von der Bühne, gab aber bis 1940 gelegent­lich noch Konzerte. Er wirkte dann als Gesanglehrer in Florenz (einer seiner Schüler war Ferruccio Tagliavini), wo er 1949 starb. Der akustische Nachlaß des Sängers ist eher klein, deshalb wurde die CD durch die frühesten Ein­spielungen von Titta Ruffo ergänzt. Born in 1874 near Florence, he made his debut in 1891 in Ruy Blas by Marchetti. In 1900-01 and 1910-11 he appeared at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, from 1911-16 at the Chicago Opera and from 1906-08 at Manhattan Opera House in New York. His debut at La Scala in Milan was in 1901. - From 1921-26 he scored great success singing Wagnerian roles during the Toscanini era. He created several operas in world- and local premieres: "Amica" by Mascagni (Monte Carlo 1905), "Loreley" by Catalani und "Germania" by Franchettis (both 1901 Covent Garden Opera) and „Zazà“ by Leoncavallo (1916 Chicago Opera). In 1911 he sang the role of Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del west in the local premieres at Covent Garden and the Rome Opera. After his farewell in 1926 he sang occasional concerts until 1940. He then taught voice in Florence (one of his pupils was the Ferruccio Tagliavini) where he died in 1949. Bassi left rather few recordings, thus several of Titta Ruffo´s earliest recordings were included.