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Filippo D’Ottavi (Tenor)




Of the male contingent, the primal vocal honors for vocalism were, of  course, bestowed upon Signor D'Ottavi, the tenor. His voice is a matured robusto in its middle and lower expression and assumes a lyric quality, given to vibrato, in its upper scale. Physically, he is handicapped for such a role as that of the warrior who loved a slave and was beloved by a  princess, for his  embonpoint is pronounced.

Lambardi Company Presents ‘’Aida’’ in Style Agreeably Surprising

The San Francisco Call, Wednesday, December 26, 1906

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Potenza Teatro Stabile Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1901 Pisa Teatro Verdi Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1903 Valencia Teatro Principal Faust (Faust)
1906 San Louis Potosi Teatro Colon Stagione Compagnia Lambardi
1909 Buenos Ayres Politeama Argentino Ernani (Ernani)
1910 Caracas Teatro Municipal Aida (Radames)
1912 Como Teatro Sociale Aida (Radames)
1914 Mahon Teatro Principal Aida (Radames)
1924 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Forza del Destino (Comprimario)



Ernani:  Come rugiada al cespite Phonodisc Mondial 22
Ernani: Solingo errante e misero Phonodisc Mondial 21
La Forza del Destino: La vita e inferno…O tu che in seno agli angeli Phonodisc Mondial  27, 28
Il Trovatore: Di quella pira Phonodisc Mondial 29


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