Mario Filippeschi       (Bongiovanni 1059)
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Mario Filippeschi       (Bongiovanni 1059)
V1551. MARIO FILIPPESCHI: Arias from I Vespri Siciliani, Forza Il Trovatore, Otello, Turandot, La Fanciulla del West, Les Huguenots & Guglielmo Tell. (Italy) Bongiovanni 1059. Final copy! - 8007068105922


“Mario Filippeschi began singing lessons at twenty-three and continued studies for a further seven years, only making a small town début in 1937. Success was fortunately not long in arriving though somewhat serendipitous. Word of mouth led to increasingly important engagements and by the early to mid-1940s he was singing in Rome and on tour. La Scala beckoned after the War’s end and record companies paid him increasing attention – many will know him best from his NORMA with Callas. Nevertheless he was not seduced by the prospect of radically upgrading his repertoire to meet international opportunities; he deliberately kept it small but retained works that he knew suited the voice. He retired in 1961, still only in his mid-fifties, and ran an antiques shop. As Lauri Volpi wrote to him in 1978 – ‘Today you would be the King of Tenors’.”

- Jonathan Woolf, musicweb-international