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Giovacchino Forzano

Giovacchino Forzano (Italian pronunciation: [dʒovakˈkino forˈtsano]; 19 November 1884 – 28 October 1970) was an Italian playwright, librettist, stage director, and film director. A resourceful writer, he authored numerous popular plays and produced opera librettos for most of the major Italian composers of the early twentieth century, including the librettos for Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 19th, 1884 (Borgo San Lorenzo), Died October 18th, 1970 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22578 10-in. 2/11/1919 O mio babbino caro Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forzano, Giovacchino," accessed May 5, 2021,

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"Forzano, Giovacchino." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 May 2021.

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