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Salvatore Cammarano

Salvadore Cammarano (also Salvatore) (born Naples, 19 March 1801 – died Naples 17 July 1852) was a prolific Italian librettist and playwright perhaps best known for writing the text of Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) for Gaetano Donizetti.

For Donizetti he also contributed the libretti for L'assedio di Calais (1836), Belisario (1836), Pia de' Tolomei (1837), Roberto Devereux (1837), Maria de Rudenz (1838), Poliuto (1838), and Maria di Rohan (1843), while for Giuseppe Persiani he was the author of Ines de Castro.

For Verdi he wrote Alzira (1845), La battaglia di Legnano (1849) and Luisa Miller (1849), but after he died in July 1852, Verdi worked with Leone Emanuele Bardare to complete the libretto for Il trovatore (1853). Cammarano also started work on libretto for a proposed adaptation of William Shakespeare's play King Lear, named Re Lear, but he died before completing it; a detailed scenario survives.

His father, Giuseppe, was a painter and set-designer. His son, Michele, was also a painter.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19th, 1801 (Naples), Died July 17th, 1852 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79039 10-in. 3/10/1920 Stride la vampa Cyrena Van Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 812 10-in. 9/30/1911 Miserere Harry Anthony ; Agnes Kimball Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) and male vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 1333 10-in. Nov. 1912 Trovatore Luisa Garibaldi Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 1334 10-in. Nov. 1912 Condotta Luisa Garibaldi Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2018 10-in. 11/19/1912 Il balen del suo Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2026 10-in. 11/15/1912 The vows we plighted Charles Harrison Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2033 10-in. 11/29/1912 At thy mercy Harry Anthony ; Elizabeth Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2034 10-in. 11/29/1912 Vivra! Contende il giubilo Thomas Chalmers ; Agnes Kimball Vocal duet (soprano and Male), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2150 10-in. 2/21/1913 At my mercy Harry Anthony ; Elizabeth Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3187 10-in. June 1914 Il pallor funesto, orrendo Lucette Korsoff ; Taurino Parvis Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 6635 10-in. 2/24/1919 Ah si, ben mio Guido Ciccolini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 8496 10-in. 6/19/1922 Verranno a te sull'aure Anna Case ; Ralph Errolle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra librettist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cammarano, Salvatore," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102673.

Cammarano, Salvatore. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102673.

"Cammarano, Salvatore." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102673

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