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Giuseppe Bellantoni (Baritone) (Messina 1880 - Forte dei Marmi 1946)




He began his education in Messina, then became a pupil of the famous Antonio Cotogni in Rome. His stage debut took place in 1905 at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina as Renato in ‘’Un Ballo in Maschera’’. Later he started to perform basically in the Wagner repertoire and and became one of the most significant representatives of this vocal field in Italy. In 1908 he sang at La Scala as Alberico in ‘’Crepuscolo degli dei’’. In 1911 he again performed at La Scala, but this time as Viandante in ‘’Sigfrido’’. In 1912 he appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome as Enrico in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’. In 1913 he sang at  the Teatro Regio in Parrma in Verdi’s ’’Nabucco’’ and ‘’Aida’’. In 1918 Bellantoni appeared at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna as Amonasro in ‘’Aida’’ and as Germont in ‘’La Traviata’’. In 1919 he guested at the theatro Comunale of Forli again as Germont in ‘’La Traviata’’. Still in 1927 he sang at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. Bellantoni appeared also at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Ayres, It happened in 1908. He finished his stage career approximately in 1930.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1908 La Scala Milan Crepuscolo degli dei (Alberico)
1911 La Scala Milan Sigfrido (Viandante)
1912 Rome Teatro Costanzi Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
1913 Parrma Teatro Regio Aida (Amonasro)
1918 Bologna Teatro Comunale Aida (Amonasro)
1919 Forli Teatro Comunale Traviata (Germont)
1927 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Traviata (Germont)



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