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Apollo Granforte

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1975

About Apollo Granforte:

Apollo Granforte (20 July 1886, Legnano – 11 June 1975, Milan) was an Italian opera singer and one of the leading baritones active during the inter-war period of the 20th century.

At 9 o'clock on the morning of July 22, 1886, when Granforte was two days old, he was left in a basket at the Ospedale Civile in Legnano, wrapped and wearing a bonnet to which a brass medal was attached by white cotton thread. The nuns at the hospice remarked on his large body and strong profile and thus dubbed him Apollinare Granforte, the name which the president Giovanni Tebon wrote down in the hospice's official records. He was adopted by Gaetano Brigo and Rosa Uccelli, a couple from Noventa Vicentina. At nine years old, he was an apprentice cobbler and enjoyed acting and singing at the small theater in town. At 16 he sang tenor in Lucia di Lammermoor, put on by a small company that traveled the countryside and performed in town squares.

On October 5, 1905, Granforte married eighteen-year-old Amabile Frison. They had a daughter, Maria, in the same year and emigrated to Buenos Aires in Argentina to be with Granforte's brother Erminio Brigo. He continued to work as a shoemaker, and on Sundays sang for the Italian immigrants in local taverns. There he was heard by a wealthy music lover named Pedro Valmagia (aka Pietro Balmaggia), who paid for him to study at the La Prensa Conservatory of Buenos Aires. He then transferred to the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in the same city, studying with masters Nicholas (Nicola?) Guerrera and Guido Capocci.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Zaza piccola zingara Popularity:

Opera: ZazaComposer: LeoncavalloAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

2Votre toast (Toreador Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo
3Vieni l'aula e deserta Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Otello/Iago
4Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
5Vanne la tua meta gia vedo Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
6Una vela una vela Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Montano/Cassio/Iago/Roderigo
7Un tal proposto Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
8Un tal baccano in chiesa Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
9Udiste? come albeggi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Count
10Tutto parea sorridere Popularity:

Opera: Corsaro, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Corrado
11Tutto e deserto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
12Tu qui, Santuzza? Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Santuzza
13Tosca finalmente mia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
14Tosca e buon falco Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
15Te deum Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
16Su dunque sorgete Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro
17Solenne in quest'ora Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Alvaro
18So ben che difforme Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Nedda
19Si per ciel marmoreo giuro Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
20Roderigo ebben che pensi Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
21Roderigo beviam Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
22Quest e il segnale Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago
23Quel vecchio maledivami Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
24Quando le sere al placido Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
25Qual suono oh ciel Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count
26Prima che d'altri vivere Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.17

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Azucena
27Povero Rigoletto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Duke/Sparafucile/Marullo
28Por el humo se sabe Popularity:

Opera: Dona FrancisquitaComposer: VivesAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Spanish

29Piangi fanciulla Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
30Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
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