Fabio Campana (14 January 1819 – 2 February 1882) was an Italian composer, opera director, conductor, and singing teacher who composed eight operas which premiered between 1838 and 1869. He was born in Livorno, the city where his first two operas premiered, but in the early 1850s he settled in London. There he opened a famous singing school, conducted concerts, and continued his reputation as a prolific and popular composer of art songs and concert arias. His last opera, Esmeralda, premiered in Saint Petersburg in 1869, followed by London performances in 1870 with Adelina Patti in the title role. Campana died in London at the age of 63. Although his operas are no longer performed, his art songs can be heard on several modern recordings.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 14th, 1819 (Livorno), Died February 2nd, 1882 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1924
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3404||10-in.||5/24/1901||I live and love thee||Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco||Vocal duet (soprano and contralto)||composer|
|Victor||B-3779||10-in.||9/6/1906||See the pale moon||Sousa's Band||Band, with cornet and trombone solos||composer|
|Victor||B-6988||10-in.||4/15/1909||See the pale moon||Herbert L. Clarke ; Emil Keneke||Cornet duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8917||10-in.||5/5/1910||See the pale moon||Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-10353||12-in.||5/17/1911||Sweet is the dream||Jaroslav Cimera ; Bohumir Kryl||Cornet and trombone duet, with band||composer|
|Victor||B-10830||10-in.||7/24/1911||Wsystku Przemija||B. Rybowiak ; Boles awa Iza Wawrzy ska||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-13087||12-in.||4/7/1913||I live and love thee||Elsie Baker ; Frederick J. Wheeler||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-13127||12-in.||4/15/1913||Alla capanna andiamo||Geraldine Farrar ; Louise Homer||Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31545||10-in.||12/24/1924||From the depths||Jack Gurney||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||101||7-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||See the pale moon||Mina Hickman ; William F. Hooley||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||101||10-in.||ca. 1901-Sept. 1902||See the pale moon||Mina Hickman ; William F. Hooley||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||1246||7-in.||ca. 1903-Oct. 1905||Io vivo e t'amo||Alberto De Bassini ; Jeanne Ferenczy||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||1246||10-in.||ca. 1903-1908||Io vivo e t'amo||Alberto De Bassini ; Jeanne Ferenczy||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano||composer|
|Columbia||3200||10-in.||ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905||From the depths||George Alexander||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||37311||12-in.||6/2/1915||I live and love thee||Grace Kerns ; Mildred Potter||Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||48962||12-in.||10/24/1916||See the pale moon||James Harrod ; Graham Marr||Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||7105||10-in.||1/12/1920||Come where the sunlight sleepeth||Lawson, Franceska Kaspar||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||8269||10-in.||10/26/1921||From the depths||Arthur Middleton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||352z[L]||10-in.||1902||See'st thou the moon||M. A. Michailova ; Polikarp Davidovich Orlov||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Campana, Fabio," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106096.
Campana, Fabio. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106096.
"Campana, Fabio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.
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