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Umberto Macnez (Tenor) (Pesaro 1878 - Pesaro 1947)




He studied singing with Felice Coen in Pesaro and made his debut In 1900 at Politeama of Sassari as Arturo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. Since 1908 he started to appear always as the first tenor making his second debut at the Teatro Reale of Madrid as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. In the 1912-1913 season he performed at the Metropolitan Opera in  New York, where he sang also in the premiere of the Offenbach’s ‘’Les contes d'Hoffmann’’. During his successful career Macnez appeared in many famous opera theatres: Teatro Reale (Madrid, 1915), Teatro Liceo (Barcelona, 1917), La Scala (Milan, 1917), Teatro Costanzi (Rome, 1918) etc. He retired from the stage in 1927 and taught singing at the Liceo Musicale of Pesaro.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Sassari Politeama Verdi Lucia di Lammermoor (Arturo)
1902 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos I Maestri Cantori di Norimberga (Kunz)
1904 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Tosca (Spoletta)
1906 Bologna Teatro Contavalli Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1908 Madrid Teatro Reale Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1910 Venezia Teatro Rossini Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1912 Madrid Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1914 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1916 Genova Politeama Genovese Iris (Osaka)
1918 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1920 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1922 Ancona Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1924 Trieste Teatro Verdi Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1926 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Manon (De Grieux)
1927 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Traviata (Alfredo)



L’Alba Nascente  (Parelli) Gramophone   7-52728   
Jana: Si dannato Gramophone 2-52726 14075b
Eidelberga Mia: Aspetta sempre  Gramophone 052274 1913½c
L'Amico Fritz: O amore Edison 430 A   
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola    Edison    82509-R 383 A
Hanno gittato in mare un angioletto (Virgilio) Gramophone  052275 1915c
Eidelberga Mia (Pacchierotti) Passar volli Gramophone  052276 1912c


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