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Enrico Arenson (Tenor) (Riga, Latvia ? - ?)



The merchant's son, he was born into a Jewish family. His real name was Henry Arensen.. He studied violin and gratuated from the Moscow Conservatory. In 1908 he made his debut at the Teatro Nuovo in  Mirandola in ‘’Samson e Dalila’’. In 1910 he appeared at the Boston Opera House in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. During his career he sang in opera houses of Canada, Italy and Germany. In 1922 as Enrico Arenson together with O. K. Nazarova, O. V. Pototskaya and M. A. Tamarina, he performed in concert at the Russian Grammar School in Zelenogorsk (Russia). He sang adopting the stage names Andrea Arensen, Enrico Arenson and Andre Arensen. Probably in Italy he met Nadine Legat, a fine singer who become his wife.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Mirandola Teatro Nuovo Samsone e Dalida (Sansone)
1909 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini Trovatore (Manrico)
1910 Soresina Teatro Sociale Trovatore (Manrico)
1916 Louis Teatro Odeon Pagliacci (Canio)
1917 San Juan de Puerto Rico Teatro Colon Otello (Otello)
1919 San Juan de Puerto Rico Teatro Colon Stagione Compagnia Mancini
1922 Zelenogorsk Concert



Juive: Recha, als Gott Gramophone 042439 1206s
Juive: Gott erleuchte meine Gramophone 042438 1211s 
Africana: O paradiso Gennett  15002 B 1420
Aida: Celeste Aida Gennett 15004 A
Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba Gennett 15002 A
Rigoletto: E' il sol dell'anima with Nadine  Legat Gennett 15004 B
At the ball (Tchaikovsky) Victor 72769 B21593-2
Rusalka (Dargomyzhky): Aria Victor 72769 B21593-2


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