Sunday, October 24, 2010
c. 1919 brochure advertising Giacomo Rimini, Italian Baritone
Circa 1919 or 1920 brochure on Giacomo Rimini, Famous Italian Baritone. Available for Concerts, Recitals, Festivals, etc.. Jules Daiber, Exclusive Management. Concert Bureau Aeolian Hall, New York City, Mason & Hamlin Piano Used, Vocation Records.
The Italian Baritone, GIACOMO RIMINI, was born in Verona and is twenty-nine years old. He came with the recommendation of Toscanini, who chose him for the role of Falstaff in Verdi's masterpiece of the same name for the benefit of the Italian War Fund, which Toscanini conducted at Milan, several years ago.
Before coming to the Chicago Opera Association, he was a member of the Dal Verme Company in Milan, where he distinguished himself in a revival of Verdi's Falstaff. After making his debut in his native city, he sang in the opera houses of Padua, Roviga, and other cities of Italy, thereby obtaining a large repertoire His success led to engagements in Venice, Palermo, Naples and Rome.
In several seasons past he has appeared at the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires and scored in the title roles of "Rigoletto", "Il Barbiere di Siviglia", "Falstaff", "Pagliacci", and other roles of the Italian school.
During the summer season of 1917, at Mexico City, this young Italian baritone was immensely successful in all the parts he undertook to portray.
Critics have declared him one of the best interpreters of "Falstaff" ever seen on the operatic stage, and his Figaro last season with Galli-Curci was a real triumph. He also scored tremendously in "Francesca da Rimini". His versatility is enhanced by his ability to portray comedy and character parts as well as the heavier dramatic roles.
Rimini's tremendous successes in Buenos Aires during the summer of 1918, where he appeared as "Falstaff" in "Aida" and "Ballo in Maschera" have brought this young artist greater artistic fame than one would have ever dreamed.
His joint recital tour with Rosa Raisa is entirely booked and will take these two artists to the Coast next spring.
Owing to the unprecedented success and phenomenal triumph of Giacomo Rimini's appearances in joint-recital with Rosa Raisa,the world's greatest dramatic soprano (three concerts in one week in New York to capacity audiences, 15,000) these two artists are being booked jointly for recitals, etc., making a specialty of duet-singing, which today is a novelty on the concert and recital stage.
The page above contains many favorable comments from critics, such as Felix Borowski of the Chicago Herald; Herman Devries of the Chicago Evening American; Edward C. Moore of the Chicago Daily Journal.
The Distinguished Young Baritone of the Chicago Opera Association will make
The fame of Giacomo Rimini extends to many European music-centers in addition to the prestige he has attained in this country.
For the past two years Rimini has been one of the leading baritones of the Chicago Opera Association, where he has achieved phenomenal success in Falstaff, Tosca, Aida, Il Barbiere di Silviglia, Isabeau and the Jewels of the Madonna.
This gifted artist's repertoire includes seventy operas and an extensive selection of concert songs.
Rimini's voice - of rich, sonorous quality - is reproduced with amazing naturalness on the new Vocalion records.
Ask to hear Rimini's superb Vocalion record of the famous baritone aria from the Masked Ball. ERI TU (Is It Thou?)
No. 54008 12-in. $2.00
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY
AEOLIAN HALL, NEW YORK
See a similar advertising piece for Soprano Rosa Raisa.
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