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Nino Martini

Nino Martini (7 August 1902 — 9 December 1976) was an Italian operatic tenor and actor. He began his career as an opera singer in Italy before moving to the United States to pursue an acting career in films. He appeared in several Hollywood movies during the 1930s and 1940s while simultaneously working as a leading tenor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Martini possessed a warm lyric tenor voice that had a wide range and considerable amount of coloratura facility. He sang mostly within the Italian repertoire that encompassed the bel canto literature of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, the grand operas of Giuseppe Verdi, and the verismo operas of Giacomo Puccini.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1905 (Verona), Died December 9th, 1976 (Verona)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77656 10-in. 9/13/1933 Te quiero Morena Alfredo Cibelli ; Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-77657 10-in. 9/13/1933 Gitana Alfredo Cibelli ; Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-77658 10-in. 9/13/1933 La canción del olvido Alfredo Cibelli ; Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-77695 10-in. 9/21/1933 La donna è mobile Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-77696 10-in. 9/21/1933 La dolorosa Alfredo Cibelli ; Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78250 10-in. 10/19/1933 [Aria from] I Puritani Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-78251 10-in. 10/19/1933 La donna è mobile Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95302 10-in. 9/30/1935 Mattinata Nino Martini ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95303 10-in. 9/30/1935 Here's to romance Nino Martini ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95304 10-in. 9/30/1935 I carry you in my pocket (In a locket of gold) Nino Martini ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95305 10-in. 9/30/1935 Midnight in Paris Nino Martini ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-0762 10-in. 9/30/1936 The world is mine (Tonight) Nino Martini Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-449 10-in. 1/30/1930 Che gelida manina Nino Martini Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-Test-1115 10-in. 4/17/1931 Canción del fado Nino Martini Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-Test-1116 10-in. 4/17/1931 I pescatori di perle Nino Martini Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martini, Nino," accessed September 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108739.

Martini, Nino. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108739.

"Martini, Nino." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108739

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