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Adolfo Pacini (Baritone) (Manopelle prov. Chieti 1885 - ?)




He studied singing at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Antonio Cotogni. In 1904 he made his debut at the Teatro Dal Verme, Milan in ‘’Ruy Blas’’. In 1905 he undertook a guest performance tour through Central America and then became in 1907 a member of the Lombardi opuses Company with which he traveled through the USA and through Canada. After his return to Italy, he sang in Bologna (among other things in 1909 at the Teatro Verdi in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and‘’Pagliacci’’), Pisa and Napoli, then in 1910 in South America. In 1910 he was engaged by Teatro La Scala; here he sang in ‘’Simon Boccanegra’’ and ‘’Sigfrido’’.  In 1912 he guested at the Teatro Liceo of Barcelona, where he appeared in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’, ‘’Sigfrido’’ and ‘’Romeo et Juliette’’. In 1920 he performed in Cairo, two years later in Istanbul. Since 1928 he started to appear on the opera stages as comprimario. He retired from the stage in 1941.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Milan Teatro Dal Verme  Ruy Blas
1909 Bologna Teatro Verdi Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1910 Milan Teatro La Scala  Simon Boccanegra (Paolo)
1912 Barcelona Teatro Liceo Manon Lescaut (Lescaut)
1915 Venezia Teatro Rossini Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1919 Salerno Teatro Verdi Aida (Amonasro)
1921 Lecce Politeama Greco Aida (Amonasro)
1924 Milano Teatro Carcano Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1928 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Dafni di G.Mule (Menalca)
1931 Roma Teatro dell'Opera I Compagnacci di P.Riccitelli (Zio)
1933 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Amico Fritz (Hanezo)
1935 Roma Teatro dell'Opera Traviata (D'Obigny)
1938 Roma Teatro dell'Opera I Cavalieri di Ekebu' (Samzelius)
1941 Catanzaro Teatro Italia Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo)



Wally: Schiavo dei tuoi begli occhi Pathe  86340
Les Pecheurs de perles:  Del tempio al limitar with Beniamino Gigli Gramophone  DB 269 2-054109
Lohengrin: Vendetta avro with Elvira Magliulo Pathe 86346


Faust with Giuliano Romagnoli, Gemma Bosini and Fernando Autori Gramophone
Tosca with Attilio Salvaneschi, Valentina Bartolomasi and Ubaldo Ceccarelli Gramophone


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