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Giovanni Zenatello

Giovanni Zenatello (22 February 1876 – 11 February 1949) was an Italian opera singer. Born in Verona, he enjoyed an international career as a dramatic tenor of the first rank. Otello became his most famous operatic role but his repertoire also included French roles. In 1904, he created the part of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 22, 1876 (Verona), Died February 11, 1949 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-42556 12-in. 3/21/1928 Dio! Mi potevi Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-42557 12-in. 3/21/1928 Morte d'Otello Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48297 10-in. 1/21/1929 Si fui soldato Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49807 12-in. 1/29/1929 E lucevan le stelle Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49808 10-in. 1/29/1929 O dolci mani Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with female vocals and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49817 12-in. 1/31/1929 Il fior che avevi à me Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49818 10-in. 1/31/1929 Ah! Manon, mi tradisce Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49819 10-in. 1/31/1929 Un tal gioco credetemi Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59365 12-in. 3/3/1930 Barcarola Apollo Grand Opera Chorus ; Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59366 12-in. 3/3/1930 Morte di Riccardo Apollo Grand Opera Chorus ; A. Boemi ; Gloria Marion ; Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with soprano and baritone vocal solos, mixed chorus, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59805 12-in. 3/12/1930 No, mai Carmen non cedera! Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Female-male vocal duet, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59806 12-in. 3/12/1930 Sei tu? Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 19693 10-in. 12/18/1911 Brindisi Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 19694 10-in. 12/18/1911 Di quella pira Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 19851 10-in. 4/12/1912 Siciliana Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with harp vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 19856 10-in. 4/17/1912 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with harp vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30890 12-in. 11/17/1911 E lucevan le stelle Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30891 12-in. 11/17/1911 Morte d'otello Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30892 12-in. 11/17/1911 Ai nostri monti Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30895 12-in. 11/20/1911 Perigliarti ancor languente Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30896 12-in. 11/20/1911 Misero appien mi festi Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30920 12-in. 11/29/1911 Già i sacerdoti adanunsi Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30921 12-in. 12/20/1911 Tu qui, Santuzza? Maria Gay ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30922 12-in. 12/20/1911 Cielo e mar Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30923 12-in. ca. 1911 Parle moi mo more Alice Nielsen ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zenatello, Giovanni," accessed May 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103855.

Zenatello, Giovanni. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103855.

"Zenatello, Giovanni." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103855

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