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    					  Carlo Dani 
				     Table of Contents     					  Edouard de Reszke

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Emilio De Marchi

Emilio De Marchi


(1861-1917), Italian tenor from Voghera, turned from a military career to become one of the leading artists of the day. He is chiefly remembered for singing Cavaradossi in the world premiere of Tosca on January 14, 1900 -- a role he reportedly won over the young Enrico Caruso because the Tosca, Ericlea Darclée, was his mistress. De Marchi appeared in most of the important Italian theaters, including La Scala, sang a few performances at Covent Garden in the 1901 summer season, and made his debut at the Met on January 30, 1902, opposite the Tosca of Milka Ternina. (This was not his New York debut; he had sung briefly at the Academy of Music six years before.) For two seasons he was Maurice Grau's leading Italian tenor. In 1902-03 he was paid $25,800 for thirty-three appearances in opera, singing Radamès, Alfredo, Cavaradossi, Rodolfo, Ernani, Riccardo (in the first Italian Ballo at the house). Turiddu, Don José, and Canio. The Mapleson cylinders are De Marchi's only surviving recordings.

AIDA (Radamès): Side 5/Bands 5, 7, 9-11

CAVALLERIA (Turiddu): Side 6/Bands 1-3

ERNANI (Ernani): Side 5/Bands 1, 2

TOSCA (Cavaradossi): Side 7/Bands 3, 4

    					  Carlo Dani 
				     Table of Contents     					  Edouard de Reszke