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EDWARD JOHNSON CHRONOLOGY

Based on input by Michael Bott, Alfred de Cock, Larry Lustig and others.

1902 - 19101911 - 19201921 - 19301931 - 1935

World Premiere ** Italian Premiere *** US Premiere ****

TORONTO

January 1911 “In Old Kentucky” musical

PADUA TEATRO

VERDI as “Edoardo di Giovanni” OFFICIAL OPERATIC DEBUT

10 January, 1912 Andrea Chénier as Chénier w. Teresina Burchi (Maddalena), Cesare Formichi (Gérard), Teobaldi Montico; cond. Vittorio Orefice.
Ditto 11, 13,14,18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 January, 6, 15, 18, 22 February 1912

ANCONA, TEATRO DELLA MUSE

27 April, 1912 Isabeau (Mascagni)*** (10) as Folco; cond. Egisto Tango

BERGAMO

24 August, 1912 La Fanciulla del West as Dick Johnson; cond. Tullio Serafin

TEATRO COMUNALE, BOLOGNA

6 November, 1912 Isabeau (10) as Folco w. Bianca Lenzi (Isabeau), Elisa Petri (Giglietta), Amerigo Pasuello (Re Raimondo), Luigi Piazza (Le Faidet de l’Araldo); cond. Gino Marinuzzi
Ditto exc di Giovanni/Ernesto Trentini (Folco)

MESSINA (?)

La Fanciulla del West as Dick Johnson

TEATRO COMUNALE, BOLOGNA

21 November, 1912 Don Carlo (10) as Don Carlo w. Juanita Cappella (Elisabetta), Luigi Montesanto (Posa), Carlo Walter (Philippo II), Nini Frascani (Eboli); cond. G Marinuzzi.
10 December, 1912 ditto

6 December, 1912 All-Verdi Concert EJ- I Lombardi Trio w. Juanita Cappella, Liani Benazzo, Bianca Lenzi; cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

COSTANZI, ROME 15 December 1912 - 15 April, 1913

4 January, 1913 Don Carlo (8) as Carlo w. Juanita Cappella (Elisabetta), Mattia Battistini (Posa), Nazzareno de Angelis (Filippo II), Luisa Garibaldi (Eboli); cond. Edoardo Vitale.

6 February, 1913 Isabeau (Mascagni) (20) as Folco w. Maria Farneti (Isabeau), Elvira Casazza (Giglietta), Eugenio Giraldoni (Raimondo); cond. Edoardo Vitale.
Ditto exc Gilda Dalla Rizza as Isabeau

20 February, 1913 Uguale Fortuna (Vincenzo Tommasini)** (4) as Don Piero, Gilda Dalla Rizza (Donna Agnese), Ferruccio Corradetti (Don Grisostenio); cond. Edoardo Vitale.

22 March, 1913 Melenis (Zandonai) (4) as Marzio w. Lina Pasini-Vitale (Melenis), Elvira Casazza (Stafila), Gabriella Besanzoni (Calpurnia); cond Edoardo Vitale

5 April, 1913 La Fanciulla del West (8) as Dick Johnson w. Tina Poli-Randaccio (Minnie), Arturo Romboli (Rance) Ferruccio Corradetti (Sonora); cond. Teofilo de Angelis.
ditto exc Romboli/Mimi Zuffo (Rance)

TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILAN

9 January, 1914 Parsifal *** (27) as Parsifal w. Lucy Weidt (Kundry), Carlo Galeffi (Amfortas), Nazzareno de Angelis (Gurnemanz), Luigi Nicoletti Korman (Klingsor), Berardo Berardi (Titurel); cond. Tullio Serafin.
ditto exc Di Giovani/Giuseppe Borgatti (Parsifal), Weidt/Margot Taftal (Kundry), Galeffi/Angelo Scandiani/Alfredo Gandolfi (Amfortas)

2 April, 1914 L’Ombra di Don Giovanni (Alfano) ** (4) as Don Miguel Manara, Amleto Barbieri (Rinuccio), Tina Poli-Randaccio (Vannina), Gina Viganò (Orsetta); cond. Tullio Serafin

POLITEAMO, FLORENCE

2 May, 1914 Don Carlo (12) as Don Carlo w. Juanita Cappella (Elisabetta), Carlo Walter (Posa) Luigi Montesanto (Filippo II), Ria Berlalucci (Eboli), Sebastiano Cirotta (Grand Inquisitor); cond. Carmago Guarnieri.

TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILAN, December, 1914 to April, 1915

20 December, 1914 L’Oro del Reno (Das Rheingold) *** (14) as Loge w. Giuseppe De Luca (Alberich), Luiza Bertazzoli (Fricka), Giulio Cirinno (Wotan), Carbetta (Erda), Luciano Donaggio (Fasolt), Luigi Ferroni (Fafner), Leone Paci (Donner), Francisca Solari (Freija); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

5 February 1915 Loreley (Catalani) ** (16) as Walter w. Eugenia Burzio (Loreley), Edoardo Faticanti (Hermann), Luigi Ferroni (Rudolph), Francisca Solari (Anne); cond. Marinuzzi.
Ditto exc di Giovanni/Giulio Cretti, Burzio/Solari, Faticanti/Grandini, Solari/Hina Spani

20 March, 1915 Fedra (Pizzetti) ** (4) as Ippolito w. Salomea Krusceniski (Fedra), Fanny Anitua (Etra), Luiza Bertazzoli (Gorgo), Ines Cesari (la Schiava tebano), Giulio Cirino ((l’auriga), Edmondo Grandini (Zerco), Leone Paci (il Pirata), Thomas (Un Efebo); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

Summer, 1915 Chautauqua Festival & tour appearances.

TEATRO COSTANZI, ROME 28 Dec - 24 Feb 1916

8 January, 1916 Manon Lescaut (10) as Des Grieux w. Ersilde Cervi Caroli (Manon), Leone Paci (Lescaut); cond. Edoardo Vitale

12, 20 February, 1916 Andrea Chénier as Chénier (10) as Chénier w. Giuseppina Baldassare Tedeschi (Maddalena), Eugenio Giraldoni (Gérard); cond. Edoardo Vitale Ditto exc EJ/Giulio Crimi, Giraldoni/Rimini/Anafesto Rossi (Gérard)

TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILAN

9 March, 1916 Andrea Chénier (10) as Chénier w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Maddalena), Riccardo Stracciari (Gerard), Luigi Bertazzoni (Roucher), Elvira Casazza (Madelon), Teofilo Dentale (Mathieu), Emma Barsanti (Bersi); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.
Ditto exc di Giovanni/Vaghi, Dalla Rizza (De Witt), Stracciari/Anafesto Rossi, Casazza/Barsanti, Barsanti/Luzzatti

19 March, 1916 Isabeau (Mascagni) (10) as Folco w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Isabeau), Emma Barsanti (Giglietta), Luigi Bertazzoni (l’aroldo maggiore), Wanda Ferrario (Ermyngarde), Giuseppe Montanelli (Il Re Raimondo), Pincellotti (Messer Cornelius); cond. Marinuzzi or Mascagni.

La Scala touring troupe “Grande Companhia Lírica do Teatro Scala de Milao” to South America (5 months duration)

TEATRO COLON, BUENOS AIRES

3, 8, 11, 13, 16 & 20 June 1916 Andrea Chénier as Chénier (shared with Giulio Crimi) w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Maddalena), Titta Ruffo/Giacomo Rimini (Gérard), Luigi Bertazzoni (Roucher); cond. Giuseppe Baroni.

22, 24, 29 June 1916 + 2 Die Meistersinger as Walther w. Angelo Scandiani (Sachs), Gaudio Mansueto (Pogner), Armand Crabbé (Beckmesser)

9 July, 1916 Gala Concert: Edoardo di Giovanni w. Rosa Raisa, Léon Lafitte, Angelo Scandiani, Marcel Journet, Armand Crabbé, Gilda Dalla Rizza, Gaudio Mansueto, Jacqueline Royer.

1, 3 August 1916 + 2 Loreley as Walter w. Rosa Raisa (Loreley), Giacomo Rimini (Hermann), Esperanza Clasenti (Anna), Teofilo Dentale; cond. André Messager.

Isabeau (10) as Folco

6 August, 1916 Gala Concert: Isabeau Act III w. di Giovanni and Gilda Dalla Rizza

TEATRO SOLIS, MONTEVIDEO, 14 - 27 August, 1916

20 August, 1916 Andrea Chénier as Chénier w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Maddalena), Giacomo Rimini (Gérard) + 1

Meistersinger (1) as Walther

TEATRO MUNICIPAL, RIO DE JANEIRO 4 - 20 September, 1916

9 September, 1916 Andrea Chénier as Chénier w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Maddalena), Giacomo Rimini (Gérard); cond. Giuseppe Barone.

September 1916 Isabeau (2) as Folco

18 September, 1916 + 1 Os Mestres Cantores (Die Meistersinger) as Walther w. Angelo Scandiani (Sachs), Armand Crabbé (Beckmesser), Adelina Agostinelli (Eva), Adèle Roessinger, Gaudio Mansueto; cond. Giuseppe Barone.

TEATRO MUNICIPAL, SAO PAULO, 23 Sept - 7 Oct, 1916

Andrea Chénier as Chénier w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Maddalena), Giacomo Rimini (Gérard); cond. Giuseppe Barone

Meistersinger as Walther; cond. Giuseppe Barone

Pagliacci as Canio; cond. Gennaro Papi

11 & ? November, 1916 Two concerts in Lisbon

ROME OPERA

January 1917 La Fanciulla del West (8) as Dick Johnson; cond. Edoardo Vitale

PARIS OPERA

22 January, 1917 Concert for Princess Eulalie of Spain; EJ sang in final act of Isabeau under the composer’s direction.

LA SCALA AT THE REAL, MADRID February-April

4 March, 1917 Die Meistersinger (4) as Walther w. Giulia Gagliardi (Eva), Armand Crabbé (Beckmesser), José Torres de Luna, Masini, Pieralli; cond. Tullio Serafin

25 March, 1917 Fedora (4) as Loris w. Elena Rakowska (Fedora), Armand Crabbé, José Torres de Luna; cond. Tullio Serafin

April, 1917 - Concerts in Paris

May - November - Visits to hospitals to sing for wounded troops.

TEATRO POLITIAME GENOVESE, GENOA

26 December, 1917 Fedora (6) as Loris w. Carmen Toschi (Fedora), Ciro Scafa (De Siriex); cond. Paolo Antonio

(?) Andrea Chénier (6) as Chénier; cond. Paolo Antonio

TEATRO COSTANZI, ROME

6 February, 1918 La Fanciulla del West (6) as Dick Johnson w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Minnie), Giuseppe Danise (Rance); cond. Ettore Panizza.
Ditto March, 1918 exc. Luisa Villani (Minnie)

Fedora (6) as Loris; cond. Ettore Panizza

7 or 8 March, 1918 Maria di Magdala (Vincenzo Micchetti)** (4) as John the Baptist w.

Elena Rakowska (Maria), Giuseppe Danise (Guido de Keriot); cond. Ettore Panizza

TEATRO ARGENTINA, ROME

27 May, 1918 La Sposa di Corinto (Pietro Canonica) ** (4) as Eurigio w. Elena Rakowska, Domenico Viglione-Borghese; cond. Tullio Serafin

May Concerts (3) to entertain Prince of Wales

TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILAN

3 November, 1918 La Nave (Montemezzi) ** (12) as Marco Polo w. Elena Rakowska (Basiliola), Giulio Cirino (Orso Faledro), Francesco Cigada (Sergio Gratico); cond. Tullio Serafin.

TEATRO COSTANZI, ROME

11 January, 1919 Il Tabarro *** (16) as Luigi w. Maria Labia (Giorgetta), Carlo Galeffi (Michele); cond. Gino Marinuzzi /Gianni Schicchi *** (16) as Rinuccio w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Lauretta), Carlo Galeffi (Gianni Schicchi); cond. Gino Marinuzzi

6 March, 1919 Jacquerie ** (5) as Mazurec w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Isaura), Seletska (Glorianda), Enrico Molinari (Guglielmo); cond: Gino Marinuzzi (composer)

14 March, 1919 L’Amore dei tre re (5) as Avito w. Gilda Dalla Rizza (Fiora), Nazzareno de Angelis (Archibaldo), Luigi Almodovar (Manfredo); cond. Gino Marinuzzzi

11 April, 1919 Pelléas et Mélisande *** (5) as Pelléas w. Bianca Bellincioni Stagno (Mélisande), Eugenio Giraldoni (Golaud); Giulio Cirino (Arkel); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

TEATRO PERGOLA, FLORENCE

10 May, 1919 Il Tabarro (14) as Luigi w. Ida Quajotti (Giorgetta), Anafesto Rossi (Michele)/Gianni Schicchi (14) as Rinuccio w. Rina Donati Mattioli (Lauretta), Anafesto Rossi (Gianni Schicchi) cond. Gaetano Bavagnoli.

June, 1919 Beethoven Ninth Symphony; cond. Arturo Toscanini-perfs in Turin/Milan

CHICAGO OPERA

20 November, 1919 Fedora as Loris w. Dorothy Jardon (Fedora), Marguerite Namara (Olga), Giacomo Rimini (De Siriex); cond. Teofilo de Angelis.
3 January 1920 ditto exc Irene Pavloska (Olga)

6 MAT, 22, 30 December, 1919 (Suor Angelica)/Il Tabarro as Luigi w. Dorothy Jardon (Giorgetta), Carlo Galeffi (Michele), Marie Claessens (La Frugola)/Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio w. Carlo Galeffi (Gianni Schicchi), Evelyn Herbert (Lauretta), Marie Claessens (La Vecchia), Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

9, 17 MAT January, 1920 L’Amore dei tre re as Avito w. Mary Garden (Fiora), Carlo Galeffi (Manfredo), Virgilio Lazzari (Archibaldo), Lodovico Oliviero (Flaminio); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

CHICAGO OPERA/LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE, NEW YORK

26 January, 1920 L’Amore dei tre re as Avito w. Mary Garden (Fiora), Carlo Galeffi /Georges Baklanoff (Manfredo), Virgilio Lazzari (Archibaldo); cond. Gino Mariniuzzi.

11 February, 1920 (Suor Angelica)/Il Tabarro as Luigi w. Yvonne Gall (Giorgetta), Carlo Galeffi (Michele), Marie Claessens (La Frugola), Virgilio Lazzari /Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio w. Carlo Galeffi (Gianni Schicchi), Evelyn Herbert (Lauretta), Marie Claessens (La Vecchia); cond. Gino Marinucci.

HIPPPODROME, NEW YORK

15 February, 1920 Concert with Edward Johnson, Yvonne Gall, Cyrena Van Gordon, Garlo Galeffi and the Chicago Opera Orchestra; cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

CHICAGO OPERA/LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE, NEW YORK

27 February, 1920 Aphrodite as Demetrios w. Mary Garden (Chrysis), Cyrena Van Gordon (Bacchis), Evelyn Herbert (Myrto), Irene Pavloska, Marie Claessens, Edmond Warnery, José Mojica, Edouard Cotreuil; cond Louis Hasselmans

CHICAGO OPERA/BOSTON

3 March, 1920 Aphrodite as Demetrios w. Mary Garden (Chrysis)

9 March, 1920 (Suor Angelica) 1l Tabarro as Luigi w. Yvonne Gall (Giorgetta), Carlo Galeffi (Michele), Marie Claessens (La Frugola) /Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio w. Carlo Galeffi (Gianni Schicchi) Evelyn Herbert (Lauretta); cond. Gino Marinucci.

CHICAGO OPERA/PITTSBURGH

16 March, 1920 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Mary Garden (Tosca), Georges Baklanoff (Scarpia); cond. Gino Marinucci.

CHICAGO OPERA/CINCINNATI

20 March, 1920 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Mary Garden (Tosca), Georges Baklanoff (Scarpia); cond. Gino Marinucci.

CHICAGO OPERA/DETROIT

22 March, 1920 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Mary Garden (Tosca), Georges Baklanoff (Scarpia); cond. Gino Marinucci.

CHICAGO OPERA/CLEVELAND

25 March, 1920 L’Amore dei tre re as Avito w. Mary Garden (Fiora), Georges Baklanoff (Manfredo), Virgilio Lazzari (Archibaldo), Lodovico Oliviero (Flaminio); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

27 March, 1920 Tosca as Cavaradossi w. Rosa Raisa (Tosca), Georges Baklanoff (Scarpia); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

GUELPH OPERA HOUSE

29 March, 1920 Concert

ANN ARBOR FESTIVAL, MICHIGAN

22 May, 1920 La Damnation de Faust wih Renato Zanelli

CARNEGIE HALL, NY

3 October, 1920 Recital w. Conrad V. Bos, piano
Durante: Vergin, Tutto Amor
Rontani: Or ch’io non seguo
Schubert: Du bist die ruh, D776
Schubert: Die Schoene Muellerin: Ungeduld D. 795, No.7
Faure: Autumn, Op.18, No. 3
Hue: Le Passant
Pizzetti: Angelica
Carpenter: Her Voice
Russell: I hold her hands
Griffes: Three Poems: The Lament of Ian the Proud, Op. 11, No. 1 Hyde: Long ago
Hageman: Happiness
Decoudray: Silvestrik
Moniuszko: Le soleil et La Glaneuse
Hernandez: Quien Te Puso
Unknown: I Toui Capelli
Folksong: A La Barcillunisa
Folksong: The Earl o’ Moray

MASSEY HALL, TORONTO

29 October, 1920 Concert to benefit local charity causes, EJ with Lady Flora Eaton, a friend and amateur singer.

CHICAGO OPERA

17, 30 November, 27 December, 1920 Jacquerie as Mazurec w. Yvonne Gall (Isaura), Carlo Galeffi (Caillet), Virgilio Lazzari (Corrado); cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

24 November, 2 December, 1920 Andrea Chénier as Chénier w. Rosa Raisa (Maddalena), Titta Ruffo (Gérard), Cyrena Van Gordon (Madelon); cond. Gabrielle Santini.

6 December, 1920 Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio w. Margery Maxwell (Lauretta), Carlo Galeffi (Gianni Schicchi), Lodovico Oliviero (Gherardo), Philine Falco (La Ciesca), Virgilio Lazzari, Vittorio Arimondi/Il Tabarro as Luigi w. Dorothy Jardon (Giorgetta), Carlo Galeffi (Michele); cond., Gino Marinuzzi.

11 December, 1920 (Cav)/Pagliacci as Canio w. Margery Maxwell (Nedda), Carlo Galeffi (Tonio); cond. Pietro Cimini.

24 December, 1920; 6, 15 MAT January 1921 Lohengrin (in English) as Lohengrin w. Rosa Raisa (Elsa), Cyrena Van Gordon (Ortrud), Louis Kreidler (Telramund), Edouard Cotreuil (King Henry), Désiré Defrère; cond. Gino Marinuzzi.

31 December, 1920 Aphrodite as Demetrios w. Mary Garden (Chrysis), Cyrena Van Gordon (Bacchis), Evelyn Herbert (Myrto), Irene Pavloska, Marie Claessens, Edmond Warnery, José Mojica, Edouard Cotreuil; cond. Henri Morin.

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