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    					  Emma Calvé 
				     Table of Contents     					  Carlo Dani

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Giuseppe Campanari

Giuseppe Campanari


(1855-1927), Italian baritone from Venice, played in the orchestra of La Scala, made a disastrous false start as a singer, and then played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where his brother was employed. In 1893 he joined Gustav Hinrich's Opera Company and was Tonio in the first American performance of Pagliacci. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut the following year as Count di Luna in Trovatore, November 30, 1894, opposite Tamagno as Manrico. The same season, he was Ford in the first American Falstaff, with Victor Maurel re-creating the title role. During 1902-03, when Mapleson recorded him in Aida, Cavalleria, and Faust, Campanari also sang in Barbiere, Traviata, Bohème (he had been the first Met Marcello in 1900), The Magic Flute (he was the first Met Papageno, singing in Italian), and Trovatore. For a five-month season of thirty-eight performances of opera and four Sunday-night concerts, he was paid $7,143. Because of his late start, Campanari did not have a long career. In 1913 he appeared in vaudeville, but broke down from the strain of two-a-day performance.

AIDA (Amonasro): Side 5/Band 10

CAVALLERIA (Alfio): Side 6/Bands 2, 3

FAUST (Valentin): Side 1/Band 7

    					  Emma Calvé 
				     Table of Contents     					  Carlo Dani