V2500. MARIO GILION: Arias from Gli Ugonotti, Guglielmo Tell, Il Profeta, L'Africana, Norma, Il Trovatore, Otello, Don Carlos, Forza, Ballo, Germania, Cavalleria, Jone, Carmen, La Juive, Samson et Dalila, Tannhäuser & Die Walküre. [For the tenor enthusiast who has everything and everyone!] (France) Malibran AMR 119, from Fonotipia disks.
“Gilion supposedly began his career as a baritone, then made his tenor début in 1901 at the Teatro Sociale in Monza as Vasco in L’AFRICAINE. That same year, Gilion appeared in Modena singing Raoul in LES HUGUENOTS and Arnold in WILLIAM TELL, his two most prominent roles. He also sang in Budapest, Warsaw, Venice, and Buenos Aires. Gilion appeared at the Paris Opéra in 1910 as Arnold, and the next year as Radames. He recorded exclusively for Fonotipia singing primarily in Italian. His sides sung in French are unquestionably his rarest records"
- Vincent Giroud, Marston Program Notes