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Attilio Barbieri (Tenor) (Parma 1896 - Milan 1967) 



He was artisan of the chisel and he sang at the Choral Euterpe. A patron, the industrialist Richard Barilla, made him study song, with Annibale Pizzarelli before, then with the tenor Giuseppe Borgatti and finally with Amilcare Zanella. Despite the high hopes that Borgatti put back in him, the true glory not the arrises never. In Aug. 1926 he sang in a concert of the school of Borgatti at the Teatro di Colorno and has come back a week later and sang under the direction of Renzo Martini as Turiddu in ''Cavalleria rusticana'' at the Teatro Politeama Reinach in Parma, where he appeared in the same opera in the following spring. On  26. 04. 1927 with Borgatti he took part in a concert at the Gande Sala of the Liceo Musicale in Bologna. On  Oct. 1927 he appeared at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in ''Isabeau'' of Mascagni, then he sang in Asti as Radames in ''Aida''. In 1928 he sang with success in ''Aida'' and '' Il Trovatore'' at the Teatro Miramare di Tripoli. In the 1928-29 season at the Teatro Regio di Parma, there was a massacre of Radames: they fell one after the other - Giuseppe Radaelli, Antonino Trantoul and Francesco Merli. The manager didn't know whether to do for the last 2 performances. For the two performances sang Attilio Barbieri. It was his moment of glory: then the career continued on less important stages.

Chronology of some appearances

1926 Parma Politeama Reinach Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1927 Parma Politeama Reinach Cavalleria rusticana (Turiddu)
1927 Bologna Concert Gande Sala of the Liceo Musicale
1927 Milan Teatro Dal Verme Isabeau (Folco)
1927 Asti Teatro Alfieri Aida (Radames)
1928 Tripoli Miramare Aida (Radames)
1928  Tripoli Teatro Miramare Trovatore (Manrico)
1929 Parma Teatro Regio Aida (Radames)


Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola Odeon Fonotipia 120154 XXPh 6111
Cavalleria rusticana: Addio alla madre Odeon Fonotipia 120154 XXPh 6312
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda Odeon Fonotipia  168198 Pho 6101
Otello: Ora e per sempre addio Odeon Fonotipia 168198 Pho 6313
Pagliacci: Ridi pagliacci Odeon Fonotipia  168112 Pho 6095
Isabeau: I tuoi occhi…Ch’to fugga with Tina Poli Randaccio Fonotipia  172104,172104, XXPho 6522, XXPho 6523
Il Piccolo Marat: Comprendi quello…Va nella tua stanzetta with Odeon Fonotipia  172098, 172098,  XXpho  6514, Xxpho 6517
Isabeau: Il sogno e dio…L’occhio e cieco Odeon Fonotipia  168394, 168394, Pho 6528, Pho 6532


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