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    					  Anton Van Rooy 
				     Table of Contents     					  Lodovico Viviani

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Roberto Vanni

Roberto Vanni


, second tenor, sang with Henry Abbey's Italian Grand Opera Company, starring Patti and Tamagno, on tour in 1889-90. At the Metropolitan Opera for seven seasons, he made his debut as the Fisherman in William Tell. November 21, 1894. In 1902-03, his last season, he appeared sixty-eight times between Roderigo in the opening-night Otello, on November 24, and Vogelgesang in the Meistersinger that closed the tour on April 25 in Pittsburgh. His other roles that season were the Sergeant in Barbiere, the Messenger in Aida, Gaston in Traviata, Borsa in Rigoletto, a Peasant and a Herald in Prophète, Alcindoro and Parpignol in Bohème, De Cossé in Huguenots, Remendado in Carmen, Don Riccardo in Ernani, a Servant in Ballo, a Priest in The Magic Flute, the Notary in Don Pasquale, and Ruiz in Trovatore. He was paid $40 per week, $880 for the season.

AIDA (Messenger): Side 5/Band 5

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

    					  Anton Van Rooy 
				     Table of Contents     					  Lodovico Viviani