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Gennaro De Tura (Tenor) (Naples 1875 - Milan 1939)




He made his debut in 1903 at the Teatro Verdi in Brindisi as Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’. In 1905 De Tura performed at the Teatro Comunale of Reggio di Calabria in ‘’Fedora’’ of Giordano. In 1906 he guested at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in the premiиre of the opera ‘’La Figlia di Jorio’’ of Franchetti. He took part in South America tour under the composer Pietro Mascagni. In 1910 he sang at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires as Pollione in ‘’Norma’’ and as Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’, during of the same year he also appeared in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Chile. In 1914 he made guest performance at the opera house of Havana (Teatro Paynet) appearing in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’Il Trovatore’’, ‘’Un Ballo in maschera’’ and again in ‘’Pagliacci’’. In 1912 he sang in London (Kingsway Theatre) again as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, in 1913 and 1916 he guested at La Scala in Milan singing the role of Radames in ‘’Aida’’. In 1919 he performed at  the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa where he sang in the premiere of the opera ‘’Alba Eroica’’ of Monleone. During of his career De Tura performed also in Monte Carlo (1909), Lisabon (1909), Turin (1907), Palermo (1908), Parma (1911), Genoa (1912), Rome (1918), Barcelona. Later he was active as a teacher. His son Manrico de Tura (1903-86) was active as a conductor in Italy like in South America. The second son, Fausto de Tura (1907-77), worked as a director and theatrical leader.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Teatro Verdi Brindisi  Traviata (Alfredo)
1905 Teatro Comunale Reggio di Calabria Fedora (Loris
1906 Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa La Figlia di Jorio di A. Franchetti (Aligi)
1910 Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires Norma (Pollione)
1912 London Kingsway Theatre Trovatore (Manrico)
1913 La Scala Milan  Aida (Radames)
1914 Teatro Paynet Havana Aida (Radames)
1916 La Scala Milan Aida (Radames)
1919 Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa Alba Eroica di D.Monleone
1923 Roma Teatro Adriano  Pagliacci (Canio)



Cavalleria rusticana: Tu qui Santuzza?...No no Turiddu with Clara Johanna Gramophone 054142/054143 1201c/1191c
Faust:  La vaga pupilla Victor 76019 1970c
Jery e batly: Del mio prato Gramophone 2-52605 10631b
Jery e batly: O sole mio tesoro Gramophone 2-52603 10625b
La Gioconda: Assassini! with Ernesto Badini Gramophone 054241 1969c
Cavalleria rusticana: Lo so che il torto with Francesco Cigada Gramophone 054144 1206c
Lucia di Lammermoor: Veranno a te with Giuseppina Huguet Gramophone 54341 10550b
Mefistofele: Lontano, lontano with Giuseppina Huguet Gramophone 54399 13086b




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