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 he sang a wide repertoire. In 1904, he created the part of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 30924 12-in. 12/18/1911 Tardi si fa! Alice Nielsen ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30925 12-in. ca. 1911 Ah verranno a et Alice Nielsen ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 30926 12-in. ca. 1911 Dison oh oltre mare Alice Nielsen ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36360 12-in. 4/9/1912 O terra addio Ema Destinnová ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36361 12-in. 4/9/1912 El miserere Ema Destinnová ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36366 12-in. 4/12/1912 Nume custode e vindice José Mardones ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 36372 12-in. 4/15/1912 Celeste Aïda Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4408 10-in. 1/10/1916 De' miei bollenti spiriti Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4412 10-in. 1/11/1916 Romanza del fiore Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4421 10-in. 1/14/1916 Improvviso di Chénier Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4422 10-in. 1/14/1916 Dio mi potevi scagliar Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4426 10-in. 1/17/1916 Salve, dimora Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4836 10-in. 6/30/1916 O soave fanciulla Alice Verlet ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4867 10-in. 7/12/1916 Laisse-moi Alice Verlet ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 4947 10-in. 8/24/1916 Ingemisco Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5002 10-in. 9/18/1916 Morte d'Otello Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5007 10-in. 9/19/1916 Miserere Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with male chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5014 10-in. 9/21/1916 O terra addio Grand Opera Chorus ; Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5017 10-in. 9/22/1916 La fatal pietra Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5020 10-in. 9/25/1916 Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5023 10-in. 9/26/1916 Fuggiam gli ardori Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5025 10-in. 9/27/1916 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5030 10-in. 9/29/1916 Celeste Aida Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5224 10-in. 12/20/1916 Sextet : Chi mi frena Enrico Baroni ; Thomas Chalmers ; Margarete Matzenauer ; Arthur Middleton ; Marie Rappold ; Giovanni Zenatello Vocal sextet (soprano, contralto, 2 Males, baritone, and bass), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 5230 10-in. 12/22/1916 Donna non vidi mai Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zenatello, Giovanni," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103855.

Zenatello, Giovanni. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103855.

"Zenatello, Giovanni." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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

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