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Giovanni Voyer (Tenor) (Benicarlo, Valencia 1901 -  Lisbon, Portugal 1976)




His real name was Juan Voyer. He studied in Milan and made his debut at the Teatro Sociale in Ostiglia as Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. It happened in 1927. Between 1933 and 1948 he sang at La Scala in Milan (Tristan, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Tannhauser and Florestan). In 1933 he performed at Covent Garden in London in ‘’La dannazione di Faust’’ under T. Beecham. In 1938 he appeared at the Уpera de Roma in the premiere of ‘’La mujer sin sombra’’ of R. Strauss. In 1939 at the Teatro Comunale in Florence he sang in the premiere of the opera ‘’Re Lear’’ of  V. Frazzi. After his retreat, in 1953, he taught singing at the Conservatory of Lisbon.

Chronology of some appearances

1927 Teatro Sociale Ostiglia
1933-1948 La Scala Milan
1933 Covent Garden London
1938 Opera Theatre Roma
1939 Teatro Comunale Florence



Nabucco: Coro di Leviti Columbia Q7188 B6807
Andrea Chenier: Come un bel di di maggio Columbia CQ267 B3628
Andrea Chenier: Improvviso Columbia CQ266 B3619
Zaza: Mai piu Zaza Columbia CQ 267 WB 3626
Carmen: Il fior Columbia D6033 B2511
Madama Butterfly: Addio fiorito asil with Gino Vanelli Columbia D6033 B2514


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