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
|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|
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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