Augusto Scampini;   Giuseppe Taccani;    Aristodemo Giorgini  (2-Malibran 656)
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Augusto Scampini;   Giuseppe Taccani;    Aristodemo Giorgini  (2-Malibran 656)
V1126. AUGUSTO SCAMPINI: Arias from Guillaume Tell, I Poliuto, Saffo, Ernani, I Lombardi, Il Trovatore, La Gioconda & Ballo; GIUSEPPE TACCANI: Arias from Lucia, Carmen, La Gioconda, Il Trovatore, Manon Lescaut, Guglielmo Ratcliff & Silvano; ARISTODEMO GIORGINI: Arias from I Puritani, Don Pasquale, La Sonnambula, L'Elisir, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Mefistofele, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Marta, La Boheme, Fedora & La Fanciulla del West. (France) 2-Malibran 656. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 3760003776568


“Scampini was hired by the most important Italian theaters. His first success was achieved in the role of Herod in the opera HÉRODIADE in 1907 at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo . In the same season he sang the roles of Radames and Samson. In February 1909 At al Teatro Costanzi in Rome he achieved personal success in the role of ANDREA CHÉNIER. Also in the same year he interpreted Radames alongside Celestina Boninsegna and sang with the soprano Cecilia Gagliardi in LORELEY. In 1910 he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in the role of Gabriele Adorno in SIMONE BOCCANEGRA and later in the role of Faone in the SAFFO alongside Eugenia Burzio. In the 1912 season he sang at the Teatro Regio in Turin where he achieved an amazing personal success in DON CARLO, in fact, was hired for another eleven performances. In the same season he made his debut in the role of Riccardo in BALLO at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome . The operas of Giuseppe Verdi characterized the most important part of a repertoire which included about thirty roles. His discography was also significant, as he was the protagonist of recordings for Gramophone in the years 1907/1908 and for Pathé. In 1915 his short artistic career was tragically interrupted. Scampini during the period of the First World War was called to military service and took part in the active mountain armies, during a fight he was seriously injured and his leg was amputated. Retired from the stage immediately after the World War II, the tenor founded a singing school in Barcelona where he continued to teach until his death in the same city in 1939.”

- Wikipedia

“[Giuseppe Taccani is] a dramatic tenor endowed with exceptional vocal gifts….it is unfortunate that he has never enjoyed the recognition his long international career should have given him.”

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2007

“The recordings of Aristodemo Giorgini give the impression of an ample lyric tenor of a size similar to, for example, that of the early di Stefano. Although he was trained in a period when established Italian tenors sang in a bel-canto style…with a full-throated forte and a range that encompassed an easy top C, must have made him an exponent of the bel-canto and lyric tenor repertoire.”

- Larry Lustig, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1994