Ismaele Voltolini   (Vladimiro Bertazzoni)   978-88-7495-239-7
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Ismaele Voltolini   (Vladimiro Bertazzoni)   978-88-7495-239-7
B1611. Vladimiro Bertazzoni. Ismaele Voltolini, 1887-1938, il tenore mantovano di Roverbella già salutato came il ‘novello Caruso’. Mantova, Sometti, 2007. 223pp. Index; Bibliography; Chronology 1919-38; Exhaustive Discography w.facsimile labels in color; Photos; Illus. (Italian Text) (Pictorial thick paper covers) - 978-88-7495-239-7

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“Ismalele Voltolini, often referred to as ‘the new Caruso’, studied with Martelli in Milan and made his début in 1919 at the Teatro Sociale of Cento in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST. In 1919 he appeared at the Teatro Regio, Parma as Radames in AÏDA, the role he repeated in 1922 at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa. In 1920 Voltolini sang with success at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires in the premiere of the of Boero's opera ARIANA Y DIONISIO. In the 1920-21 season he guested in Madrid, Bologna and Milan. In 1922 he appeared at the opera house of Genoa, in 1923 at the Teatro dell'Opera, Rome. Here he performed in AÏDA. In 1926 he traveled with the San Carlo Opera Company North America; in 1931 he sang at the Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo. In 1923 Voltolini appeared at the Arena di Verona. In his last years he sang only in smaller Italian opera stages. He recorded for Columbia (Milano), Pathé, Fonotipia & Fonografia Nazionale.”

- Ashot Arakelyan