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Luis Canalda (Tenor) (Santa Bárbara/Tarragona 1896 - Barcelona 1962)



In 1913 he debuted at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid as Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’. In 1914 he performed at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona as Canio in ‘’Pagliacci’’. During the 1910s and 1920s he was a widely acknowledged interpreter of Heldentenor Wagner roles.

Chronology of some appearances

Tristan e Isotta - 28. Dec. 1922 Venezia - Teatro La Fenice with Sara Cesar, Giannina Arangi-Lombardi and Giuseppe Noto
Tristan e Isotta - 20. Dec. 1923 Napoli - Teatro San Carlo with Sara Cesar, Vida Fertuga, Benedetto (Benet Harold) Challis and  Gabriele Olaizola
Tristan e Isotta - 14. Aug. 1926 Rimini - Teatro Vittorio Emanuele with Lilly Hafgren-Waag, Maria Capuana, Carlo Tagiabue and Giaccomo Vaghi
Tristan e Isotta - ?. Dec. 1928 Trieste - Teatro Verdi with Maria Llacer, Maria Capuana,  Giuseppe Noto and Alessio Kanscin.



Tosca: E lucevan le stelle  Odeon 57510 SO.1844-2
Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba Odeon 57511 SO.1845-2
Walkiria: Cede il verno Odeon 57504
Sigfrido: Nothung, nothung Odeon 57505
Samsone e Dalila: Figli miei v'arrestate Odeon 57508


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