Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi (14 May 1853 [or 1855] – 5 February 1916) was an operatic tenor from Rome who enjoyed an important international career. In 1924, a reputable biographical dictionary of musicians called him 'one of the most renowned and esteemed singers of the last 50 years'. Along with his great contemporary Francesco Tamagno (1850–1905), he is the earliest Italian tenor to have left a representative legacy of acoustic recordings.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1853 (Rome), Died February 5th, 1916 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1908

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 1417c 12-in. Oct. 1907 Di pescatore ignobile Francesco Marconi Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 1446c 12-in. May 1908 Vieni fra queste braccia Maria Galvany ; Francesco Marconi Vocal duet (soprano and tenor vocal), with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marconi, Francesco," accessed October 29, 2020,

Marconi, Francesco. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from

"Marconi, Francesco." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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