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    					  Ernestine Schumann-Heink 
				     Table of Contents     					  Marcella Sembrich

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Antonio Scotti

Antonio Scotti


(1866-1936). Italian baritone from Naples, sang more performances at the Metropolitan Opera than any other leading singer. His more than eleven hundred appearances with the company began in November 1899 with tour performances in Chicago. His official debut was in the title role of Don Giovanni on December 27. 1899. In 1902-03, when Mapleson recorded him in Ernani, Pagliacci, and Tosca, Scotti also sang Iago. Amonasro, Germont, Rigoletto, Almaviva in Nozze di Figaro, Nevers in Huguenots, Valentin in Faust, Malatesta in Don Pesquale, and Don Giovanni. He was paid $11,902 for singing fifty times in opera, three Sunday-evening concerts, and one outside engagement. Scotti was one of the pillars of the company for thirty seasons after this one, retiring in 1933.

AIDA (Amonasro): Side 5/Band 11

CARMEN (Escamillo): Side 4/Band 2(?)

ERNANI (Don Carlo): Side 5/Bands 1, 2

HUGUENOTS (Nevers): Side 2/Band 3

PAGLIACCI (Tonio): Side 6/Bands 4, 6

TOSCA (Scarpia): Side 7/Bands 1-4

    					  Ernestine Schumann-Heink 
				     Table of Contents     					  Marcella Sembrich