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Franco De Gregorio (Tenor) (Palermo 1875 - ?)




He began his career in italian provincial theaters where he sang during the first decade of the 20th century. In 1908 at the Teatro Nazionale in Rome he sang the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. In the next year  he appeared at the Teatro Rossi in Pisa as Fra Diavolo in D. Auber’s opera of the same name. In 1911 he guested during a season at the Italian opera in Holland. From 1915 to 1920 he traveled with smaller opera troops through North America. In 1919 he sang with the San Carlo Opera Company in New York as Turiddu in Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’, while soprano Rose Ponselle appeared as Santuzza. Probably after finishing his career, De Gregorio taught in USA.

Chronology of some appearances

1897 Aja Het Gebow Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1900 Garlasco Teatro Martinetti Faust (Faust)
1903 Odessa Teatro Municipale Rigoletto (Duca)
1905 Aja Het Gebow Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1906 Salerno Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Duca)
1908 Firenze Politeama Nazionale Manon (De Grieux)
1910 Arezzo Teatro Petrarca Manon (De Grieux)
1912 Melbourne Her Majestic's Rigoletto (Duca)
1917 Bogotа  Teatro Olimpia Stagione
1919 Quebec Auditorium Faust (Faust)



La Boheme: Mimi e  una civetta with Noemi Casini and Paolo Ferretti Victor 68453 650aj
Lucia di Lammermoor: Maledizione with Malvina Pereira, Giuseppe Maggi and Vincenzo Bettoni Victor 68454 610aj
Tosca: Recondita armonia Beka 42080
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle Victor 45017 156ah
Manon Lescaut: Tra voi belle Victor 45015 168ah
Zaza: E un riso gentil  Gramophone 2-52790 945ah




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