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Giovanni Martinelli

Giovanni Martinelli (October 22, 1885 – February 2, 1969) was an Italian operatic tenor. He was associated with the Italian lyric-dramatic repertory, although he performed French operatic roles to great acclaim as well. Martinelli was one of the most famous tenors of the 20th century, enjoying a long career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and appearing at other major international theatres.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1885 (Montagnana), Died 1969 (Roosevelt Hospital)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 128 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-14236 12-in. 12/24/1913 Racconto di Rodolfo Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-14236 12-in. 3/10/1926 Racconto di Rodolfo Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-14237 12-in. 12/24/1913 Celeste Aida Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-14237 12-in. 3/10/1926 Celeste Aida Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14238 10-in. 12/24/1913 La donna è mobile Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-14238 10-in. 3/12/1926 La donna è mobile Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14239 10-in. 12/24/1913 Di quella pira Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14276 10-in. 1/8/1914 Recondita armonia Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14277 10-in. 1/8/1914 E lucevan le stelle Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-14277 10-in. 3/10/1926 E lucevan le stelle Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14340 10-in. 1/16/1914 Cielo e mar Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14341 10-in. 1/16/1914 Donna non vidi mai Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15546 10-in. 12/24/1914 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-15546 10-in. 3/17/1927 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-15546 12-in. 11/15/1927 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15547 10-in. 12/24/1914 La mia canzone Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15661 10-in. 2/3/1915 Ideale Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-15665 12-in. 2/3/1915 Serenata Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15666 10-in. 2/3/1915 Di tu se fedele Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-15906 12-in. 4/16/1915 Miserere Ema Destinnová ; Giovanni Martinelli Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-15907 12-in. 4/16/1915 Ah, sì ben mio Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15943 10-in. 4/23/1915 Di quella pira Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-15944 12-in. 4/23/1915 O paradiso! Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-16020 12-in. 5/11/1915 Air de la fleur Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16021 10-in. 5/11/1915 Come rugiada al cespite Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 128 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martinelli, Giovanni," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103651.

Martinelli, Giovanni. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103651.

"Martinelli, Giovanni." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103651

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