Domenico Viglione-Borghese (Baritone) (Mondivi 1877 – Milan 1957)
He made his debut in Lodi, 1899, as the Herald in ‘’Lohengrin’’ and appeared in various Italian houses till 1901. He then gave up his career and emigrated to the U.S. where he worked in San Francisco as a dock and railroad worker. He continued vocal studies and was heard by Caruso, who recommended the baritone to a touring troupe featuring Luisa Tetrazzini. Having great success with this company in the 1905–1906 season, he returned to Italy and, in 1907, made a second debut as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’ in Parma. He was so successful that he was soon appearing regularly at the Teatro Costanzi and at La Scala. While he was notable as Iago, Barnaba, Tonio, and most of the more dramatic Italian roles, he excelled as Jack Rance in Puccini’s ‘’La Fanciulla del West’’, a role he had created for Italy at the Teatro Costanzi in 1911. His career continued until 1940.
1907 Teatro Regio Parma ‘’Aida’’ with Lucia Crestani (Aida), Giannina Lugacewsca (Amneris), Josй Garcia (Radamиs), Vincenzo Rossi (Ramfis) and Ignazio Cesari (Re).
1907 Teatro Regio Parma "La Wally" with Lucia Crestani (Wally), Josй Garcia (Giuseppe Hagenbach), Antonio Coliva (Walter), M.Longari (Afra) and Ignazio Cesari (Stromminger).
1907 Teatro Regio di Parma di "L'Apostata" with Elvira Barbieri (Elena), Ida Giampietro (Eusebia), Carlo Doni (Giuliano l'Apostata) and Vincenzo Rossi (vecchio).
1908 Teatro Comunale Bologna "La Wally" with Emma Druetti (Wally), Paolina Zweifel (Walter), Maria Vaccari (Afra), Rinaldo Grassi (Giuseppe Hagenbach) and Guglielmo Viola (pedone di Schnals)
1908 Teatro Comunale di Bologna di "Aida" with Cecilia David/Lucia Crestani (Aida), Ladislava Hotkoska (Amneris), Nicola Fusati/Icilio Calleja/Nicola Zerola/Davide Henderson (Radamиs), Oreste Carozzi (Ramfis) and Sebastiano Cirotto (Re).
1909 Teatro Costanzi Roma "Andrea Chйnier" with Rina Giachetti (Maddalena), Amedeo Bassi (Andrea Chйnier) and Pompilio Malatesta (Roucher/romanziere/Dumas).
1909 Teatro Costanzi Roma "Aida" with Celestina Boninsegna/Cecilia Gagliardi (Aida), Maria Claessens/Luisa Garibaldi (Amneris), Augusto Scampini (Radamиs), Giuseppe Gironi (Re) and Berardo Berardi/Pompilio Malatesta (Ramfis).
1910 Teatro Costanzi Roma "Lohengrin" with Maria Farneti (Elsa), Luisa Garibaldi (Ortruda), Ignazio Dygas (Lohengrin) and Carlo Walter (Enrico l'Uccellatore).
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Aida: Di Napata Le gole with Icilio Calleja, Ester Mazzoleni and Laura del Lungo Fonotipia 92673 xPh 4366
La Forza del Destino: Solenne in quest'ora with Mario Gilion Fonotipia 92663 xPh 4367
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