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RICHARD BONELLI CHRONOLOGY – 1930-1939

1916-1929 • 1930-1939 • 1940-1952

This chronology was part of Volume 51 no 3, but lack of space precluded it being presented in-toto. It is given here complete

* Indicates a broadcast

CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA

23 January, 1930 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Claudia Muzio, Antonio Cortis, Cyrena van Gordon, Virgilio Lazzari, Alice d’Hermanoy; cond. Roberto Moranzoni 

26 January, 1930 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA/BOSTON

5 February, 1930 Faust as Valentin, with Edith Mason, René Maison, Cesare Formichi, Ada Paggi, Marie Claessens; cond. Frank St. Leger

6 February, 1930 Tristan und Isolde as Kurvenal, with Frida Leider, Theodore Strack, Maria Olszewska, Alexander Kipnis; cond. Egon Pollak

8 February, 1930 Rigoletto as Rigoletto with Antonio Cortis, Margarita Salvi, Coe Glade, Virgilio Lazzari; c. St. Leger

12 February, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram with Rosa Raisa, Frida Leider, Theodore Strack, Alice Mock, Alexander Kipnis; cond. Polacco 

CHICAGO/DETROIT

20 February, 1930 La Traviata as Germont with Claudia Muzio, Charles Hackett, Alice d’Hermanoy, Désiré Défrère; cond. Roberto Moranzoni 

21 February, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Chase Baromeo, Maria Olszewska, Hilda Burke, Giuseppe Cavadore, D‚sir‚ DefrŠre; cond. Polacco

23 February, 1930 Rigoletto as Rigoletto with Edith Mason, Antonio Cortis, Coe Glade, Chase Baromeo, D‚sir‚ DefrŠre, Sandrini, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO/COLUMBUS

24 February, 1930 Lucia as Enrico with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Virgilio Lazzari, Alice d’Hermanoy, Giuseppe Cavadore, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO/LOUISVILLE

28 February, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Coe Glade, Chase Baromeo; c. Emil Cooper

CHICAGO OPERA/MEMPHIS, Auditorium

3 March, 1930 Lucia as Enrico with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Virgilio Lazzari, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. St. Leger

CHICAGO/DALLAS

13 March, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Coe Glade. Alice Mock, Chase Baromeo, Nicolich, Sandrini, Cavadore, Oliviero; c. Emil Cooper

CHICAGO/SAN ANTONIO

15 March, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Maria Olszewska, Alice Mock, Chase Baromeo, Antonio Nicolich, Désiré Défrère, Giuseppe Cavadore, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Emil Cooper

CHICAGO OPERA/TULSA, Convention Hall

18 March, 1930 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/MINNEAPOLIS, Auditorium

21 March, 1930 Tannhäuser as Wolfram with Rosa Raisa, Charles Marshall, Maria Olszewska, Chase Baromeo; c. Cooper

24 March, 1930 Lucia as Enrico with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/KANSAS CITY, Convention Hall

28 March, 1930 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Virgilio Lazzari

CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA                        

27 November, 9 December, 1930 Un Ballo in Maschera as Renato, with Rosa Raisa, Alice Mock, Cyrena van Gordon, Charles Marshall, Virgilio Lazzari, Salvatore Baccaloni; c. Cooper

29 November, 1930 - ditto exc Sonia Sharnova for van Gordon

6 December, 1930 La Traviata as Germont, with Claudia Muzio, Antonio Cortis; cond. Roberto Moranzoni 

15 December, 1930 - ditto exc Charles Hackett for Cortis

24 January, 1931 - ditto exc Tito Schipa for Cortis

11 December, 1930, 7 January, 1931 La Bohème as Marcello, with Claudia Muzio, Irene Pavloska, Antonio Cortis, Virgilio Lazzari, Désiré Défrère, Salvatore Baccaloni, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Roberto Moranzoni

20 December, 1930 Mat Il Trovatore, with Claudia Muzio, Cyrena van Gordon, Mario Laurence, Virgilio Lazzari, Alice d’Hermanoy, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Roberto Moranzoni 

27 December, 1930 - ditto exc Cortis for Laurence

9 January, 1931 GRAND GALA Lucia Act II, Sc 2 as Enrico with Margarita Salvi, Antonio Cortis, Virgilio Lazzari, Alice d’Hermanoy, Theodore Ritch; cond. Frank St. Leger

14 January, 1931 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Charles Marshall, Mario Fiorella; cond. F. St Leger 

CHICAGO OPERA/BOSTON

27 January, 1931 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Claudia Muzio, Antonio Cortis, Cyrena van Gordon, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Roberto Moranzoni

7 February, 1931 Lucia RB (or Hill) as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Antonio Cortis, Virgilio Lazzari, Theodore Ritch, Lodovico Oliviero, Oscar Colcaire; cond. Roberto Moranzoni

28 February, 1931 La Bohème as Marcello, with Claudia Muzio, Antonio Cortis, Irene Pavloska, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Roberto Moranzoni

CHICAGO OPERA/PITTSBURGH

9 February, 1931 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo, Theodore Ritch; cond. F. St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/LOS ANGELES

26 February, 1931 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo, Theodore Ritch; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/SAN FRANCISCO

5 March, 1931 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. F. St. Leger 

CHICAGO OPERA /SEATTLE

11 March, 1931 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo, Theodore Ritch; cond. Frank St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/PORTLAND

14 March, 1931 Lucia as Enrico, with Margarita Salvi, Tito Schipa, Chase Baromeo, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. F. St. Leger

CHICAGO OPERA/LINCOLN

17 March, 1931 (Cav Rust)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Giovanni Martinelli, Mario Fiorella; c. F. St. Leger 

LOS ANGELES OPERA

3 October, 1932 La Traviata as Germont, with Claudia Muzio, Mario Chamlee; cond. Gaetano Merola 

6 October, 1932 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Lily Pons, Dino Borgioli; cond. Pietro Cimini

8 October, 1932 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Claudia Muzio, Francesco Merli, Kathryn Meisle, Tudor Williams; c. Cimini

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

20 October, 1932 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Lily Pons, Dino Borgioli, Eva Gruninger, Ezio Pinza; Louis D’Angelo, Marek Windheim, Marsden Argall; cond. Gaetano Merola

22 October, 1932 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Claudia Muzio, Tandy MacKenzie, Marsden Argall, Terry Lanfranconi; cond. Cimini 

27 October, 1932 Faust as Valentin, with Queena Mario, Dino Borgioli, Katerina Malova, Ezio Pinza; Eva Gruninger, Louis D’Angelo, cond. Hans Blechschmidt

29 October, 1932 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Claudia Muzio, Kathryn Meisle, Tandy MacKenzie, Louis D’Angelo, Terry Lanfranconi, Evaristo Alibertini; cond. Pietro Cimini

1 November, 1932 La Traviata as Germont, with Claudia Muzio, Dino Borgioli, Marek Windheim, Marsden Argall, Louis D’Angelo, Katerina Malova; cond. Gaetano Merola 

METROPOLITAN OPERA

MET/PHILADELPHIA

29 November, 1932 Il Barbiere di Siviglia DÉBUT as Figaro, with Lily Pons (Rosina), Tito Schipa (Almaviva), Pompilio Malatesta (Bartolo), Ezio Pinza (Basilio), Giordano Paltrinieri (Fiorello), Henrietta Wakefield (Berta); cond. Vincenzo Bellezza    

MET/NEW YORK

1 December, 1932 La Traviata as Germont, with Rosa Ponselle, Tito Schipa, Angelo Bada, Minnie Egener, George Cehanovsky, Millo Picco, Paolo Ananian, Philine Falco; cond. T. Serafin

4 December, 1932 CONCERT Pagliacci: Prologue & Duet, with Helen Gleason; Ballo: ‘Eri tu’; La Bohème: excpts Acts 1 & 2 as Marcellowith Helen Gleason, Armand Tokatyan, Pearl Besuner, Millo Picco, Tancredi Pasero, Pompilio Malatesta

8 December, 1932 Mat La Bohème as Marcello, with Lucrezia Bori, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Nina Morgana, Arthur Anderson (Colline), Claudio Frigerio (Schaunard), Paolo Ananian (Benoit), Pompilio Malatesta (Alcindoro), Max Altglass (Parpignol); cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

*24 December, 1932 – ditto, with Maria Müller for Bori, Ezio Pinza for Anderson.

10 December, 1932 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Nina Morgana, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, George Cehanovsky, Alfio Tedesco; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

16 December, 1932 Faust as Valentin, with Queen Mario, L‚on Rothier, Giovanni Martinelli, Gladys Swarthout, Henrietta Wakefield, James Wolfe; cond. Louis Hasselmans

22 December - ditto exc Ezio Pinza for Rothier 

MET/PHILADELPHIA

27 December, 1932 La Traviata as Germont, with Lucrezia Bori (Violetta), Tito Schipa (Alfredo), Paolo Ananian (Dr. Grenvil), Alfredo Gandolfi (Douphol), Elda Vettori (Flora), Philine Falco (Annina), Angelo Bada (Gastone), Millo Picco (d’Obigny); cond. Tullio Serafin

MET/WHITE PLAINS

30 December, 1932 Pagliacci as Tonio, with Lucrezia Bori, Giovanni Martinelli, Claudio Frigerio, Alfio Tedesco; cond. Giuseppe Sturani + Hansel und Gretel with Editha Fleischer 

MET/NY

7 January, 1933 (Emperor Jones) (WP)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Editha Fleischer, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi; cond. Pietro Cimara

MET/PHILADELPHIA

10 January, 1933 (Emperor Jones)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Nina Morgana, Armand Tokatyan, Claudio Frigerio, Alfio Tedesco; cond. Pietro Cimara 

MET/NY

13 January, 1933 Pagliacci as Tonio, with Editha Fleischer, Edward Johnson; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza + Emperor Jones

18 January, 1933 Mat Faust as Valentin, with Editha Fleischer, Giovanni Martinelli, Léon Rothier, Gladys Swarthout, Paolo Ananian; cond. Louis Hasselmans

20 January, 1933 La Bohème as Marcello, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Nina Morgana, Arthur Anderson; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza + L’Oracolo

25 February, 1933 - ditto exc Lauri-Volpi for Martinelli, Aida Doninelli for Morgana, Tancredi Pasero for Anderson 

23 January, 1933 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Lily Pons, Armand Tokatyan, Gladys Swarthout, Tancredi Pasero, Giordano Paltrinieri, Millo Picco; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

27 January, 1933 Aida as Amonasro, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Faina Petrova (Amneris), Ezio Pinza, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Tullio Serafin

3 February, 1933 Mat Pagliacci, as Tonio, with Lucrezia Bori, Giovanni Martinelli, Claudio Frigerio, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza + Elektra

10 February, 1933 La Traviata as Germont, with Lucrezia Bori, Frederick Jagel, Elda Vettori, Angelo Bada, Millo Picco, Paolo Ananian, cond. Tullio Serafin

17 February, 9 March, 1933 L’Amore dei Tre Re as Manfredo, with Lucrezia Bori, Edward Johnson, Tancredi Pasero, Angelo Bada, Elda Vettori, Helen Gleason; cond. Tullio Serafin

26 February, 1933 COMMEMORATION CONCERT (25 Years of Met Opera guided by Gatti-Casazza): The King’s Henchman Finale Act I, with Edward Johnson, Arthur Anderson, Max Altglass; Falstaff Finale Act 3 with Queena Mario, Editha Fleischer, Marion Telva, Gladys Swarthout, Armand Tokatyan, Angelo Bada, Pasquale Amato, Giordano Paltrinieri, Adamo Didur; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

3 March, 1933 Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Ezio Pinza, Angelo Bada, Philine Falco, Alfio Tedesco, Angelo Bada; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza 

MET/BALTIMORE

13 March, 1933 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Lily Pons, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, Ezio Pinza, Gladys Swarthout, Louis D’Angelo, Alfredo Gandolfi, George Cehanovsky; c. Bellezza  

CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO, OPERA HOUSE

(about) 7 - 19 August, 1933 The Merry Widow (Lehár ) as Prince Danilo, with Natalie Hill (Sonia Sadoya), Gladys Swarthout (Natalie)

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

8 November, 1933 Aida as Amonasro, with Claudia Muzio, Kathryn Meisle, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gaetano Merola

10, 19 Mat November, 1933 Tristan und Isolde as Kurvenal, with Gertrud Kappel, Kathryn Meisle, Paul Althouse, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Lodovico Oliviero, Raymond Marlowe, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Otto Hertz

28 November, 1933 La Bohème as Marcello, with Lucrezia Bori, Emily Hardy, Dino Borgioli, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gaetano Merola

1 December, 1933 La Forza del Destino as Don Carlo with Claudia Muzio, Myrtle Leonard, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D’Angelo; cond. G. Merola

METROPOLITAN OPERA,NY

1 January, 1934 La Traviata as Germont, with Claudia Muzio, Tito Schipa, Millo Picco, Angelo Bada; cond. Tullio Serafin

6 January, 1934 La Bohème as Marcello, with Lucrezia Bori, Frederick Jagel, Virgilio Lazzari, Nina Morgana; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza 

15 January, 1934 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ina Bourskaya, Angelo Bada, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza 

MET/PHILADELPHIA

16 January, 1934 La Traviata as Germont with Claudia Muzio, Tito Schipa, Alfredo Gandolfi; cond. Tullio Serafin

MET/NY

27 January, 1934 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Maria Müller, Lauritz Melchior, Margaret Halstead, Ezio Pinza, Lillian Clark, Hans Clemens; cond. Karl Riedel 

31 January, 1934 Faust as Valentin, with Eidé Norena, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Gladys Swarthout, Henrietta Wakefield, Paolo Ananian; cond. Louis Hasselmans 

MET/BROOKLYN

6 February, 1934 Faust as Valentin with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Gladys Swarthout, Henrietta Wakefield, Paolo Ananian; cond. Louis Hasselmans

MET/NY

14 February, 1934 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ina Bourskaya, Angelo Bada, Paolo Ananian; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

18 February, 1934 CONCERT La Gioconda: Act 1 & 2 Duets with Leonora Corona, Rose Bampton, Giovanni Martinelli; Il Barbiere: ‘Largo al factotum’; Rigoletto: Qt with Editha Fleischer, Rose Bampton, Giovanni Martinelli

MET/PHILADEPHIA

6 March. 1934 Lucia as Enrico with Lily Pons, Giovanni Martinelli, Léon Rothier, Elda Vettori; cond. V. Bellezza

MET/NY

10 March, 1934 La Traviata as Germont, with Lucrezia Bori, Nino Martini, Giordano Paltrinieri, Elda Vettori, Alfredo Gandolfi, Millo Picco; cond. Tullio Serafin

MET/HARTFORD

13 March, 1934 Faust as Valentin, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Gladys Swarthout, Henrietta Wakefield, George Cehanovsky; cond. Louis Hasselmans

MET/NY

23 March, 1934 Merry Mount as Wrestling Bradford, with Leonora Corona (Lady Marigold), Edward Johnson (Sir Gower), Irra Petina (Plentiful Tewke), Alfredo Gandolfi (Myles Broadrib), Helen Gleason (Peregrine); cond. Tullio Serafin 

MET/PHILADELPHIA

27 March, 1934 Aida as Amonasro, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Maria Olszewska, Virgilio Lazzari, Arthur Anderson; cond. Tullio Serafin 

MET/NY

31 March, 1934 Merry Mount as Wrestling Bradford with Margaret Halstead, Frederick Jagel, Gladys Swarthout, Alfredo Gandolfi, Helen Gleason; cond. Tullio Serafin 

DETROIT CIVIC OPERA, Masonic Temple

RB with Lucrezia Bori, Maria Barova, Lucille Kreger. Lucille Meusel, Hazel Sanborn, Mario Chamlee, Pasquale Amato, Norman Cordon 

15 May, 1934 Manon as Lescaut (?); cond. Wilfred Pelletier

18 May, 1934 as Rigoletto (?); cond. Fulgenzio Guerrieri

METROPOLITAN QUARTET tour - 20 concerts

22 October - 24 November, 1934 RB with Grace Moore, Edward Johnson, Rose Bampton acc. by Giuseppe Bamboschek 

SAN FRANCISCO

26 November, 1934 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Querita Eybel, Lauritz Melchior, Ezio Pinza, Louis D’Angelo, Marek Windheim, Alfredo Gandolfi, Raymond Marlowe, Lillian Clark; cond. Otto Hertz

28 November, 1934 La Traviata as Germont, with Lucrezia Bori, Richard Crooks, Louis D’Angelo, Marek Windheim, Alfredo Gandolfi; cond. Gaetano Merola

30 November, 1934 Faust as Valentin with Ninon Vallin, Lillian Clark, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, John Howell, Eva Gruninger; cond. Gaetano Merola

5 December, 1934 Otello as Iago, with Lauritz Melchior, Elisabeth Rethberg, Raymond Marlowe, Louis D’Angelo, John Howell, Eva Gruninger, Evaristo Alibertini; cond. Merola 

CLEVELAND OPERA

13, 15 December, 1934 Otello RB as Iago, with Dorothee Manski, Helen Jepson, Anne Roselle, Rosa Tentoni, Paul Althouse, Mario Chamlee, Aroldo Lindi, Chase Baromeo; cond. Artur Rodzinski

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

*29 December, 1934 Mat Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Nino Martini, Virgilio Lazzari, Elda Vettori; cond. Bellezza 

30 December, 1934 CONCERT Pearlfishers: duet, with Jagel; Un Ballo in Maschera: “Eri tu”; La Bohème: Act 2 Finale, with Queena Mario, Frederick Jagel, Ezio Pinza, Lillian Clark

31 December, 1934 La Bohème as Marcello, with Dino Borgioli, Lucrezia Bori, Virgilio Lazzari, Nina Morgana, Millo Picco, Pompilio Malatesta; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza 

CLEVELAND OPERA

3, 5 January, 1935 Tosca as Scarpia; cond. Artur Rodzinski

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

*12 January, 1935 Mat Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Maria Müller, Lauritz Melchior, Ludwig Hofmann, Dorothee Manski, Arnold Gabor; cond. Artur Bodanzky

MET/BROOKLYN

22 January, 1935 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Anny Konetzni, Lauritz Melchior, Emanuel List, Arnold Gabor, Hans Clemens, James Wolfe; cond. Bodanzky

MET/NY

24 January, 1935 (In the Pasha’s Garden)/La Bohème as Marcello, with Queena Mario, Nino Martini, Ezio Pinza, Helen Gleason, Millo Picco, Pompilio Malatesta; cond. V. Bellezza 

MET/BROOKLYN

29 January, 1935 Aida as Amonasro with Maria Müller, Rose Bampton, Frederick Jagel, Ezio Pinza, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Ettore Panizza

MET/NY

1 February, 1935 Faust as Valentin, with Eidé Norena, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Paolo Ananian, Pearl Besuner, Henrietta Wakefield; cond. Louis Hasselmans 

14 March, 1935 - ditto with Elisabeth Rethberg for Norena, Lillian Clark for Besuner, George Cehanovsky for Ananian. 

15 February, 1935 La Traviata as Germont, with Rosa Ponselle, Tito Schipa, Angelo Bada, Alfredo Gandolfi, Millo Picco; cond. Ettore Panizza 

22 February, 1935 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Maria Müller, Frederick Jagel, Ina Bourskaya, Angelo Bada; cond. Vincenza Bellezza 

7 March, 1935 - ditto exc Giovanni Martinelli for Jagel, cond. Pietro Cimara  

10 March, 1935 CONCERT; La Traviata excpts with Eidé Norena, Richard Crooks; Pagliacci: excpts with Helen Jepson, Giovanni Martinelli, George Cehanovsky 

MET/NEWARK

28 March, 1935 Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Giovanni Martinelli, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Vincenzo Bellezza

Summer, 1935 - Filming of Enter Madame for Paramount

Autumn 1935 Metropolitan Quartet - tour

SAN FRANCISCO

23 November, 1935 Aida as Amonasro, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Coe Glade, Ezio Pinza, Douglas Beattie, Marek Windheim; cond. Gaetano Merola

25 November, 1935 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Josephine Tumminia, Tito Schipa, Louis D’Angelo, Ezio Pinza, John Howell, Eva Gruninger, Marek Windheim; cond. G. Merola 

27 November, 1935 La Bohème as Marcello, with Helen Jepson, Eugenia Smith, Giovanni Martinelli, Ezio Pinza, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Richard Lert

29 November, 1935 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Emily Hardy, Eva Gruninger, Tito Schipa, Ezio Pinza, Douglas Beattie, John Howell, Evaristo Alibertini; cond. Gaetano Merola

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

19 December, 1935 Faust as Valentin, with Edith Mason, Charles Kullman, Ezio Pinza, Helen Olheim, Ina Bourskaya; cond. Louis Hasselmans. 

18 January, 1936 - ditto exc Susanne Fisher for Mason, Frederick Jagel for Kullman, Irra Petina for Olheim. 

16 March, 1936 - ditto exc Susanne Fisher for Mason, Irra Petina for Olheim. 

26 December, 1935 Mat Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Susanne Fisher, Frederick Jagel, Ina Bourskaya, Angelo Bada, Louis D’Angelo Max Altglass; cond. Ettore Panizza 

8 January, 1936 - ditto exc Giordano Paltrinieri for Bada

1 February, 1936 ditto exc Hilda Burke for Fisher, Joseph Bentonelli for Jagel, Giordano Paltrinieri for Bada, 

21 February, 1936 - ditto exc Edith Mason for Fisher, Charles Hackett for Jagel

27 February, 1936 - ditto Feb. exc Jagel for Jagel 

10 January, 1936 Manon as Lescaut, with Lucrezia Bori, Joseph Bentonelli, Chase Baromeo, Angelo Bada, Helen Gleason, Charlotte Symons, Irra Petina, George Cehanovsky, Louis D’Angelo; cond. Louis Hasselmans  

MET/NEWARK

21 January, 1936 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Susanne Fisher, Richard Crooks, Ina Bourskaya, Charlotte Symons, Irra Petina; cond. Gennaro Papi 

MET/NY

5 February, 5 March, 1936 Manon as Lescaut, with Lucrezia Bori, Richard Crooks, Chase Baromeo, Angelo Bada, George Cehanovsky ; cond. Louis Hasselmans

8 February, 1936 (Hansel und Gretel)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Martinelli, George Cehanovsky, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. G. Papi 

19 February, 1936 - ditto exc Helen Jepson for Burke, Millo Picco for Cehanovsky; c. Papi + Serenade + Gianni Schicchi

*29 February, 1936 Mat - same as 8 Feb. exc Queena Mario for Burke + Serenade + Gianni Schicchi  

12 March, 1936 - same as 8 Feb exc preceded by Cav/Errante 

*15 February, 1936 Mat Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Kathryn Meisle, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka; cond. Gennaro Papi

6 March, 1936 - ditto exc Frederick Jagel for Martinelli, Bruna Castagna for Meisle. 

19 March, 1936 -same as 15 February exc Castagna for Meisle. 

AUTUMN, 1936 METROPOLITAN QUARTET Concerts in U.S./Canada RB with Helen Jepson, Charles Hackett, Rose Bampton; Ernst Wolff, piano.

CHICAGO CITY OPERA

11 November, 1936 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Josephine Antoine, Tito Schipa, Vittorio Trevisan, Ruisi; cond. Roberto Moranzoni

9 December, 1936 Otello as Iago, with Edith Mason, Giovanni Martinelli, Maria Barova, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. Angelo Canarutto

11 December, 1936 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Marjorie Lawrence, Leonora La Mance, Paul Althouse, Chase Baromeo; cond. Henry Weber 

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

16 January, 1937 Manon as Lescaut, with Vina Bovy, Richard Crooks, Léon Rothier, Angelo Bada, George Cehanovsky; cond. Maurice de Abravanel

25 January, 1937 Tannhäuser as Wolfram, with Lotte Lehmann, Paul Althouse, Ludwig Hofmann, Kerstin Thorborg, Hans Clemens; cond. Maurice de Abravanel

29 January, 1937 La Traviata as Germont, with Eidé Norena, Nino Martini, Thelma Votipka, Wilfred Engelman, Norman Cordon, George Cehanovsky, Lucielle Browning; cond. Panizza

7 February, 1937 Ford Sunday Hour Radio Concert, with orchestra conducted by Victor Kolar. Il Trovatore, Carmen arias + songs by Golde, Margetson and Damrosch

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

*13 February, 1937 Manon as Lescaut, with Bidú Sayão (Manon) (DÉBUT), Sydney Rayner (des Grieux), Chase Baromeo (Comte), Natalie Bodanya, Charlotte Symons, Irra Petina, Angelo Bada, George Cehanovsky; cond. Maurice de Abravanel.

6 March, 1937 Aida as Amonasro, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Bruna Castagna, Arthur Carron, Ezio Pinza, Norman Cordon; cond. Gennaro Papi

*20 March, 1937 Mat Faust as Valentin, with Helen Jepson, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, Helen Olheim, Ina Bourskaya, Wilfred Engelman, cond. Wilfred Pelletier

24 March, 1937 Madama Butterfly as Sharpless, with Giovanni Martinelli, Franca Somigli, Irra Petina, Angelo Bada, Wilfred Engelman, Norman Cordon; cond. Ettore Panizza   

MET/CLEVELAND

14 April, 1937 Faust as Valentin, with Helen Jepson, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza. Helen Olheim, Thelma Votipka; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

GRANT PARK, CHICAGO (OPEN AIR) CONCERT

*1 September, 1937 Concert: arias from Barbiere, Ballo, Hérodiade & songs including ‘Danse Macabre’ and ‘Tommy Lad’

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

15 October, 1937 Aida as Amonasro, with Gina Cigna, Bruna Castagna, Giovanni Martinelli, Emanuel List, Norman Cordon. Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gaetano Merola

26 October, 1937 ditto- exc Pinza for List

18 October, 1937 La Bohème as Marcello, with Vina Bovy, Charles Kullman, Charlotte Boerner, Ezio Pinza, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gennaro Papi

20 October, 1937 Un Ballo in Maschera as Renato, with Gina Cigna, Giovanni Martinelli, Charlotte Boerner, Bruna Castagna, Emanuel List, Norman Cordon; cond. Gennaro Papi

30 October, 1937 La Traviata as Germont, with Gina Cigna, Charles Kullman; Norman Cordon, Lodovico Oliviero, John Howell, George Cehanovsky; cond. Gaetano Merola

6 November, 1937 Rigoletto as Rigoletto, with Josephine Tumminia, Charles Kullman, Dorothy Cornish, Norman Cordon, George Cehanovsky, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gennaro Papi

10 November, 1937 Manon as Lescaut, with Vina Bovy, René Maison, Norman Cordon, George Cehanovsky, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Pietro Cimini

LOS ANGELES, Shrine Auditorium 

17 November, 1937 Aida as Amonasro, with Gina Cigna, Giovanni Martinelli, Charlotte Boerner, Ezio Pinza; cond. G. Merola 

Tosca as Scarpia with Maria Jeritza, Frank Forest

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

MET/HARTFORD

7 December, 1937 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Gina Cigna, Giovanni Martinelli, Anna Kaskas, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Gennaro Papi  

MET/NY

*8 January, 1938 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Virgilio Lazzari, Thelma Votipka, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Gennaro Papi

22 January, 1938 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Arthur Carron, George Cehanovsky; cond. Gennaro Papi

28 January, 1938 Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Frederick Jagel, Ezio Pinza, Angelo Bada; cond. Gennaro Papi

19 February, 1938 Faust as Valentin, with Vina Bovy, Charles Kullman, Carlton Gauld (Méphistophélès), Helen Olheim, Thelma Votipka, Wilfred Engelman; cond. Wilfred Pelletier 

MET/CLEVELAND

6 April, 1938 (Cavalleria Rusticana & The Bat (Ballet)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Giovanni Martinelli, Donald Dickson, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Gennaro Papi 

9 April, 1938 Aida as Amonasro, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Ezio Pinza, Norman Cordon, Angelo Bada, Thelma Votipka; cond. Ettore Panizza

MET/ROCHESTER

11 April, 1938 Aida as Amonasro, with Dusolina Giannini, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Ezio Pinza, Norman Cordon, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Ettore Panizza

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN with Philadelphia Orchestra

14 May, 1938 Mat Carmen (Concert version), as Escamillo with Bruna Castagna, Giovanni Martinelli, Hilda Burke (Micaela/Frasquita), Chase Baromeo; cond. Earl V. Moore

PASADENA, Rose Bowl - “La Scala Opera Company”

25 June, 1938 Aida as Amonasro, with Eva Turner, Jesús de Gaviria, Bruna Castagna, Tudor Williams, Yasha Davidoff; cond. Pietro Cimini

SAN DIEGO

?  1938 Aida as Amonasro with Eva Turner, Jesus de Gaviria

HOLLYWOOD BOWL

26 July, 1938 (La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours)/Cavalleria Rusticana as Alfio, with Maria Jeritza, Mario Chamlee, Clemence Gifford; cond. Carlo Peroni

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

*7 October, 1938 Andrea Chénier as Gérard, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Beniamino Gigli, Louis D’Angelo, John Howell, George Cehanovsky, Norman Cordon, Doris Doe, Lodovico Oliviero, Arnold Gabor; cond. Gaetano Merola

17, 22 October, 1938 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Don Pasquale as Dr. Malatesta, with Mafalda Favero, Dino Borgioli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gennaro Papi

28 October, 1938 La Forza del Destino as Carlo, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Doris Doe, Beniamino Gigli, Ezio Pinza, Salvatore Baccaloni, Louis D’Angelo, John Howell, Thelma Votipka, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gennaro Papi

WINNIPEG, CANADA

28 November, 1938, Civic Auditorium, Joint Recital with pianist Mischa Levitzki - Arias from Tannhäuser, La Traviata and songs

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY 

MET/PHILADELPHIA

27 December, 1938 Tosca as Scarpia, with Marjorie Lawrence (Tosca), Galliano Masini (Cavaradossi), Norman Cordon (Angelotti), Louis d’Angelo (Sacristan), Wilfred Engelman (Sciarrone); cond. Gennaro Papi

MET/NY

31 December, 1938 Otello as Iago, with Helen Jepson, Giovanni Martinelli, Nicola Moscona, Alessio De Paolis, Thelma Votipka, Wilfred Engelman, Giordano Paltrinieri; cond. Ettore Panizza

21 January, 1939 (Cavalleria Rusticana)/Pagliacci as Tonio, with Hilda Burke, Arthur Carron, Giordano Paltrinieri, Wilfred Engelman; cond. Gennaro Papi

15 February, 1939 Manon as Lescaut, with Jan Kiepura, Bidú Sayão, Léon Rothier, Alessio De Paolis, George Cehanovsky, Irra Petrina, Natalia Bodanya, Maxine Stellman, Max Altglass, Arnold Gabor; cond. Wilfred Pelletier

*4 March, 1939 Mat Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Zinka Milanov, Giovanni Martinelli, Bruna Castagna, Virgilio Lazzari; cond. Gennaro Papi 

ANN ARBOR - New York World’s Fair Season

13 May, 1939 Otello as Iago, with Helen Jepson, Giovanni Martinelli, Giuseppe Cavadore; cond. Earl V. Moore

SAN FRANCISCO

*13 October, 1939 Manon as Lescaut, with Bidú Sayão, Tito Schipa, Norman Cordon, George Cehanovsky, Ferrier (Guillot); cond. Gaetano Merola 

21 October, 1939 Pagliacci as Tonio, with George Stinson, Charlotte Boerner, George Cehanovsky, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gaetano Merola + Cav.

31 October, 1939 - ditto + Coppelia ballet

1 November, 1939 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Lily Pons, Nino Martini, Louis D’Angelo, Norman Cordon, Herta Glaz, Lodovico Oliviero; cond. Gennaro Papi 

4 November, 1939 Il Trovatore as Di Luna, with Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Kathryn Meisle, Norman Cordon, Lodovico Oliviero, Thelma Votipka, Evaristo Alibertini; cond. Gennaro Papi

METROPOLITAN OPERA/NY

2 December, 1939 Aida as Amonasro, with Zinka Milanov, Arthur Carron, Bruna Castagna, Norman Cordon; cond. Ettore Panizza

13 December, 1939 Manon as Lescaut,with Grace Moore, Richard Crooks, Norman Cordon; cond. Wilfred Pelletier 

15 December, 1939 Lucia as Enrico, with Lily Pons, Nino Martini, Norman Cordon, Thelma Votipka; cond. Gennaro Papi

*3 February, 1940 - ditto exc Frederick Jagel for Martini, Virgilio Lazzari for Cordon

21 December, 1939 Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Figaro, with Lily Pons, Nino Martini, Norman Cordon, Irra Petina, Louis D’Angelo, Wilfred Engelman; cond. Gennaro Papi 

27 December, 1939, 4 January, 1940 L’Amore dei Tre Re as Manfredo, with Helen Jepson, Armand Tokatyan, Ezio Pinza, Alessio de Paolis; cond. Papi

1916-1929 • 1930-1939 • 1940-1952

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