Ernesto Cammarota

December 23, 1861 Bari – February 2, 1934 Zagreb

Picture of Ernesto Cammarota
Picture of Ernesto Cammarota
Cammarota made his debut in Italy in 1882. In 1886, Cammarota sang in Pisa in 1886 as Alfredo at the Teatro Rossi.

In 1897, he moved to Zagreb where he was engaged for the season at National Croatian Opera. He remained there until his retirement in 1924 and sang in several local premieres (Bohème in 1898, Mefistofele, Canio in 1894, Werther, Cavalleria rusticana, Les contes d'Hoffmann) and in the world premiere of Porin (October 2, 1897) by Vatroslav Lisinski (Zagreb, 8 July 1819 – Zagreb, 31 May 1854).

Selected performances
La traviata
1886, Piacenza in August at the Politeama with Brambilla Elvira, Acconci Adriano
1892, La Valletta/Malta in April at the Teatro Reale with Petri Elisa, Ferraguti Vittorio

La favorita
1893, Pisa in November at the Teatro Rossi with Garbini Adelina, Missiani Eduardo, Di Ciolo Cesare

Carmen
1894, Catania in February at the Politeama Castagnola with Mieli G., Terrigi Lidia, Missiano Eduardo
1896, Lodz in January (sharing with Dianni Augusto) at the Teatro Nazionale Boyer Marie, Mokwzycka Pilarz, Grabczewski

Cavalleria rusticana
1894, Catania in August (sharing with Laudani) at the Politeama Pacini with Miotti Elvira, Manenti Elisa, Ferraguti Vittorio
1906, Lodz in January at the Teatro Nazionale with Nesleda Zoe/Boyer, Collignon, Szymanski

Rigoletto
1890, Venezia in April (sharing with Masin Angelo) at the Teatro Malibran with Brambilla Elvira, Brunetti Elvira, Bortolomasi Francesco, Campello Tullio
1894, Catania in February at the Politeama Castagnola with Mazzoleni Ida, Mieli G., Mieli Oreste, Di Ciolo Cesare
1906, Lodz in January at the Teatro Nazionale with De Luce Vera, Oleska, Grabczewski, Jeromin

Cammarota made also guest appearances in Prague at the National Opera:

Guillaume Tell, June 5, 1889, Marie Petzoldová, Václav Soukup, Bohumil Benoni, František Hynek, Vilém Heš, Adolf Čech
Il trovatore, June 8, 1889, Marie Sittová, Ruožena Vykoukalová, Bohumil Benoni, Vilém Heš, Mořic Anger
La juive, June 13, 1889, Olga Paršová, Marie Petzoldová, Václav Soukup, František Hynek, Adolf Čech
Il trovatore, June 15, 1889, Marie Sittová, Ruožena Vykoukalová, Emanuel Kroupa, Vilém Heš, Mořic Anger

After retiring, he taught singing at the Zagreb Conservatory.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Ernesto Cammarota sings Biser suze (Rosenberg-Ružič)
In RA format

Ernesto Cammarota sings Zlatnih zvijezda sjaj (for authorship see discography below)
In RA format

1884      
07 Siracusa Arena RUY BLAS (Ruy Blas)
       
1886      
08 Piacenza Politeama LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Edgardo) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1888      
06/07 Pavia Teatro Guidi GUARANY (Pery) / RUY BLAS (Ruy Blas)
       
1889      
12 Savona Teatro Chiabrera UGONOTTI (Raoul)
       
1890      
01 Savona Teatro Chiabrera BALLO IN MASCHERA (Riccardo)
       
1893      
11 Pisa Teatro Rossi FAVORITA (Fernando) / MARIA DI ROHAN (Riccardo) / RUY BLAS (Ruy Blas)
       
1894      
02 Catania Politeama Castagnola CAMOENS di L. Musone / CARMEN (Don José) / RIGOLETTO (Duca)
07 Acireale Teatro Bellini RUY BLAS (Ruy Blas)
08 Catania Politeama Pacini CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / MALIA di F. P. Frontini (Nino)

Discography

GRAMOPHONE 	  (at least partly under the name Ernesto Vitez Cammarota)
72z      72003                 Kad mnijah umrieti, pjesma (B. Radičević)
73z      72004                 Komedianti: Arioso (Leoncavallo)
74z      72005                 Vrati se, pjesma (Denza)
75z      72006                 ?
101C   72698                 Cavalleria rusticana: Siciliana (Mascagni)
102C   72699                 Ti ... (J. Hatze)
103C   72700                 Porin: Zorka moja
104C   72701                 Manon: Aria (Massenet) 
105C   72702                 Ave Marija (Gounod)
         4-12801	          Biser suze (Rosenberg-Ružič)	 
         4-12802	          Zlatnih zvijezda sjaj (also by Rosenberg-Ružič, by all probability)	  
Reference for most of the discography; for the chronology and the rest of the discography the excellent website of Roberto Marcocci.