Italo Campanini

Italo Campanini

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Italo Campanini was a leading Italian operatic tenor, whose career reached its height in London in the 1870s and in New York in the 1880s and 1890s. He had a repertoire of 80 operas and was the brother of the orchestral conductor Cleofonte Campanini. Born in Parma, Campanini studied at the Parma Conservatory before making his operatic debut as Manrico in Il trovatore, in 1869, in Odessa. Further study with Francesco Lamperti in Milan followed, and in 1871 he returned to the stage in Bologna, scoring his first major success in the Italian premiere of Lohengrin. Early in his 1872 Drury Lane season J. H. Mapleson, the London opera impresario, recruited Campanini from Rome, where he was in competition with the agents of Frederick Gye, the Covent Garden theatre impresario. On May 4th 1872 the tenor made his London debut as Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgia, with Therese Tietjens in the title role, Zelia Trebelli as Orsini and Agnesi as Duke Alfonso, under the baton of Michael Costashow more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136751135
  • 9786136751139