Fabio Campana

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106096

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