Paolo Ferrari

Paolo Ferrari (1822–1889), Italian dramatist, was born at Modena. His numerous works, chiefly comedies, and all marked by a fresh and piquant style, are the finest product of the modern Italian drama. After producing some minor pieces, in 1852 he made his reputation as a playwright with Goldoni e le sue Sedici Commedie. Among numerous later plays his comedy Parini e la Satira (1857) had considerable success. Ferrari may be regarded as a follower of Carlo Goldoni, modelling himself on the French theatrical methods. in 1860 he was appointed professor of History at Modena and afterwards at Milan. His collected plays were published in 1877–1880 in 14 volumes.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 5th, 1822 (Modena), Died March 9th, 1889 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-21560 10-in. 3/5/1918 Povera Mamma Rev. Francis Auriemma Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E25973-E25974 10-in. 1/11/1928 Argentina Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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