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Fernando De Lucia

Fernando De Lucia (11 October 1860 or 1 September 1861 – 21 February 1925) was an Italian opera tenor and singing teacher who enjoyed an international career.

De Lucia was admired in his lifetime as a striking exponent of verismo parts — particularly Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci — and of certain roles written by Verdi and Puccini. Since then, however, he has acquired a great posthumous reputation among record-collectors for something different. They hail him as the exemplar of a type of graceful, ornamental tenor singing which originated prior to verismo and that went out of fashion for a long time, only to reemerge in recent years. Especially valued are the recordings that De Lucia made of Almaviva's arias and duets from Rossini's bel canto comic opera Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1860 (Naples), Died 1925 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1909

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 214m 12-in. ca. 1904 Ecco ridente in cielo Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 549c 12-in. approximately 1905 Addio, Mignon Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 620c 12-in. approximately May 1906 Parigi, o cara Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 621c 12-in. approximately May 1906 Non hai compreso un cor fedel Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 622c 12-in. May 1906 Dei miei bollenti spiriti Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 630c 12-in. approximately May 1906 Ah, qual colpo Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet ; Antonio Pini-Corsi Vocal trio (soprano, tenor and baritone), with piano accompaniment vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 638c 12-in. approximately May 1906 E' il sol dell'anima Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1170½c 12-in. approximately May 1907 Cessarô, i canti alfin Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1171c 12-in. May 1907 Mai devi domandarmi Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1172c 12-in. approximately May 1907 Mia madre vedo ancor Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1173c 12-in. approximately May 1907 Dammi ancor Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1174c 12-in. approximately May 1907 Cigno gentil Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1175c 12-in. ca. May 1907 Romanza del fiore Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1443c 12-in. May 1908 Prendi, l'anel ti dono Fernando De Lucia ; Maria Galvany Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 2861b 10-in. Nov. 1902 L'ideale Fernando de Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 2863b 10-in. Nov. 1902 La donna è mobile Fernando de Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 2864b 10-in. Nov. 1902 Il barbiere di Siviglia : Aria Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 2868b 10-in. Oct. 1903 Recondita armonia Fernando de Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 2870b 10-in. Nov. 1902 Il sogno Fernando de Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10513b 10-in. approximately May 1907 Obbligato, obbligato Ernesto Badini ; Fernando De Lucia Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 10515b 10-in. May 1907 Il sogno Fernando De Lucia ; Carlo Sabajno Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 11167b 10-in. 1908 Serenata il mio nome Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 13331b 10-in. 5/21/1909 Sulla bocca amorosa Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 13332b 10-in. 5/21/1909 Era di maggio Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 13336b 10-in. 5/21/1909 'O sole mio Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin, violin, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "De Lucia, Fernando," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103715.

De Lucia, Fernando. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103715.

"De Lucia, Fernando." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103715

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