Carlo Lombardo

Carlo Lombardo dei Baroni Lombardo di San Chirico (Naples, 28 November 1869 – Milan, 19 December 1959) known also under the composer-pseudonyms Léon Bard, Leo Bard, Leblanc and M. Fernandez, was an Italian operetta impresario, comedian, librettist, publisher and "composer" of pasticcio productions of other composers' music. He is regarded in Italy as the father of the late 19th and early 20th Century revival in Italian operetta.

Lombardo was responsible, in a somewhat debatable manner, for getting Pietro Mascagni to write the operetta . His brother was the conductor and composer Costantino Lombardo. His publishing house, Lombardo Editore, continues to publish sheet music for operettas.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 28th, 1869 (Naples), Died December 19th, 1959 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Notes: Also used pseudonym Léon Bard.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-40069 12-in. 10/10/1927 Addio, colomba Sandro Benelli ; Dora Domar ; Maestri cantori di Firenze Mixed vocal chorus and soloist, with piano lyricist  
Victor G-1880 10-in. 4/27/1917 La duquesa del Bal Tabarín Rondalla Usandizaga Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor G-1906 10-in. 4/30/1917 La duquesa del Bal Tabarin Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor G-2013 10-in. 5/15/1917 La regina del fonógrafo Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CBVE-091874 10-in. before 7/12/1950 Dúo final Angélica Montes ; Manuel Pineda ; Vicente Bianchi Orquesta Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lombardo, Carlo," accessed October 18, 2021,

Lombardo, Carlo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from

"Lombardo, Carlo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.

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