Eugenio Cibelli


Eugenio Cibelli participates in Commemorazione del terremoto del Vulture
This record aimed at raising funds among Italians residing in the USA for the victims of the terrible 1930 earthquake in Italy's poorest region, the Basilicata. The speaker is thought to be a catholic priest named Monsignore Silipigni; Cibelli sings a short version of Pietà, Signore.

Eugenio Cibelli sings Torna a Surriento
In RA format

Biographical notes

Very young he moved to the United States with his father, probably the baritone Edoardo Cibelli who was listed also in some Metropolitan's seasons. He began to study singing and recorded some discs for Columbia. He probably made his debut in the USA. He moved back to Italy in 1913 where he made his debut the same year at the Teatro Verdi in Salerno in Traviata.

Chronology

1913      
04 Salerno Teatro Verdi TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
12 Napoli Teatro Bellini TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1914      
01 Messina Teatro Mastroieni BOHEME (Rodolfo) / ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio)
04/05 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alhambra BOHEME (Rodolfo) / ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio) / RIGOLETTO (Duca)
       
1915      
10 Salerno Teatro Verdi BOHEME (Rodolfo)
       
1916      
01 Torino Politeama Chiarella WALLY (Hagenbach)
06 Napoli Teatro Bellini FEDORA (Loris)
08 Napoli Politeama Giacosa FEDORA (Loris)
09 Roma Teatro Costanzi BOHEME (Rodolfo) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu)
       
1917      
01 Venezia Teatro Rossini TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
01 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio)
04 Salermo Teatro Trianon TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
05 Salerno Politeama Martucci CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
07 Brindisi Teatro Mazari FEDORA (Loris)
08 Napoli Politeama Giacosa CARMEN (Don José)
09 Napoli Teatro Bellini CARMEN (Don José)
       
1918      
02 Napoli Teatro San Carlo CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / TOSCA (Cavaradossi) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
10 Terni Teatro Comunale FAUST (Faust)
12 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
  Napoli Politeama Giacosa ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Maurizio)
       
1919      
01/02 Pistoia Politeama Mabellini FEDORA (Loris) / TOSCA (Cavaradossi)
05/06 Chieti Teatro Marruccino CARMEN (Don José) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu)
11 Roma Teatro Nazionale CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu)
11 Roma Teatro Costanzi CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu)
       
1920      
09 New York Teatro Manhattan CARMEN (Don José) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / TOSCA (Cavaradossi) / TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
10 Canton Auditorium CARMEN (Don José)
       
1922      
09 Bagni di Contursi Villa Capasso CONCERTO

Discography

Columbia, New York 1904? 1725 Maria Marì (di Capua) A526 1726-1 Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 1726 1727-1 Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 1727, A538, Cort Record F382 1985-1 Torna a Surriento (de Curtis) 1985, E156, D4146 1986 Amalia (-) 1986? 1987-1/M-1235-1 'A gelosia (Nutile) 1987 1987-2 d:o 1987 1988 Pusilleco addiruso! (Gambardella) 1988, E151 1989-1/M-1249-1 Torna maggio! (di Capua) 1989 1989-2 d:o 1989, E155 1990-1/M-1286-1 Luna lù (Ricciardi) 1990, E145 1991 I' te vurria vasà (di Capua) 1991? 1992-1 'A partenza pe' Napoli (Salvati) unpubl? 1992-2/M-1288-2 d:o 1992 1993-1 Sulitudine (Leotti) unpubl? 1993-2/M-1303-2 d:o 1993 1994-1 Notte sul mare (Valente) unpubl? 1994-2 d:o 1994, E147, D4146 1995 Canzone cianciosa (-) 1995? 1996-/M-1358 Carmela mia! (Cannio) 1996?, D4147 Phonotype Record 1590 Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia Victor, 1920-09-27 trial Santa Lucia luntana (Mario) unpubl trial Andrea Chénier: selection unknown unpubl Victor, 1921-12-06 C25774-4 Mandulinata a Napule (Tagliaferri) 2-052231 C25775-4 Napule 'e Maria (Lama) 2-052227 Victor, 1921-12-16 C25867-3 Cara piccina (Bovio-Lama) 2-052223 C25875-1 Filava, filava (Bixio) 2-052230 Victor, 1922-12-18 B27239-1 Soldato ignoto (Mario) unpubl B27239-2 d:o R6409 (7-52311) B27240-1 Inno dei fascisti (Gastaldon) 7-52324 (w. A Cibelli & Righi) Victor, 1923-01-08 B-27291 La chiamavano Cosetta (Bixio) 73730 Victor, 1923-02-08 B-27467 Separè, separè (Bixio) 73730 Victor, 1923-03-20 B-27662 Chi giuoca con le donne (Lama) 73815 Victor, 1923-04-06 B-27809 Lo stornellatore (Testa) 73815 Victor, 1923-05-16 C-27957 Silenzio cantatore (Lama) 68621 Victor, 1923-06-06 C-28000-3 Tu sola, Catarì! (Valente) 68621 Victor, 1923-07-25 C-28316-1 Stornelli toscani (trad.) (w. Stella Bruno) 68631 Victor, 1923-08-09 C-28365-1 Stornelli romani (trad.) (w. Stella Bruno) 68631 Victor, 1923-08-13 B-28418 Pallida mimosa (Lama) 77014 Victor, 1923-08-24 B-28417-7 Donna (Giuliani) 77014 Victor, 1923-10-25 B-28772-1 Gigolette (Lehár) 77192 B-28773-1 Abat jour (Cobianco) 77192 Victor, 1923-11-28 C-28992-2 Poldina bella (Capponi) 68642 Victor, 1924-01-07 B-29255-2 Senza Maria (Mario) 77744 Victor, 1924-01-17 B-29256-6 M'è sora (Grauso) 77334 Victor, 1924-01-28 B-29422-3 Senza Napule (Mario) 77334 Victor, 1924-03-04 B-29570-1 La vendemmia (Foresi) 77414 B-29570-2 d:o 7-53087 Victor, 1924-03-17 B-29675-2 Fox trot della nostalgia (Vitaliani) 77469 Victor, 1924-03-27 B-29674-6 Cielo sereno (Picchianti) 77469 Victor, 1924-05-20 B-30124-1 Canzone della polenta (Denza) 77580 B-30125-1 La Marianna la va in campagna (trad.) 77580 B-30127 Dì che no (trad.) unpubl Victor, 1924-08-22 C-30721-2 Via vai (Cataldo) 68670 Victor, 1924-08-27 C-30720-3 Così piange Pierrot (Bixio) 68670 B-30725-2 Maria 'a regina 'e Napule (Buongiovanni) 77744 Victor, 1924-11-10 B-31310-1 Comm' è bella 'a stagione (Falvo) 77808 B-31311-1 Canzone a mare (de Crescenzo) 77808 Victor, 1924-11-28 B-31460-2 L'inno dei figli d'Italia (Tripepi) 77929 Victor, 1924-12-12 B31461-5 La leggenda del Piave (Mario) R6409, 7-52312 Victor, 1925-01-15 B-31714 Ave Maria (Magliocco) unpubl Victor, 1925-01-19 B-31730 O salutaris/Tantum ergo (arr. Magliocco) unpubl Victor, 1925-02-12 B31845-3 La monaca bianca (Quaranta) R6833, 7-52322 Victor, 1925-02-18 B-31844-5 L'assassinio di Matteotti (de Luca) 77971 Victor, 1925-04-30 B-32490-1 Titina (Daniderff) 78065 Victor, 1926-04-19 CVE-35414-2 Lo stornello del marinaio (Albano) 68750 CVE-35415-2 Passa la ronda (Tagliaferri) 68750 Victor, 1926-04-21 BVE-31714-4 Ave Maria (Magliocco) 78913, V-12162 BVE-31730-3 O salutaris/Tantum ergo (arr. Magliocco) 78913, V-12162 Victor, 1927-07-14 BVE-31310-7 Comm' è bella 'a stagione (Falvo) 80094, Bluebird B-2555 BVE-31311-6 Canzone a mare (de Crescenzo) 80094, Bluebird B-2555 Victor, 1928-01-18 BVE-40370 La paloma (Yradier) (w A Cibelli) unpubl BVE-40371 Santa Lucia (Cottrau) (w A Cibelli) unpubl Victor, 1928-03-13 BVE-43354-2 Stornelli dell 'emigrante (Nicolò) 81219 (w S Coruzzolo) BVE-43355-1 Stornellata dispettosa (Bascetta) 81219 (w S Coruzzolo) Victor, 1928-06-07 BVE-45570-2 Nobile stella d'Italia (Canoro) 81290 Victor, 1928-06-21 CVE-28316-4 Stornelli toscani (trad.) (w. Stella Bruno) 59041, S-10230 CVE-28365-4 Stornelli romani (trad.) (w. Stella Bruno) 59041, S-10230 Victor, 1928-08-10 BVE-46685-2 Jeannine, sogno i lilla in fior (Shilkret) 81568 Victor, 1930-07-30 CVE-63317-1 Commemorazione del terremoto del Vulture V-62013 (fundraising record for Italian earthquake victims, w Monsignore Silipigni, speaker; Cibelli sings a short version of Pietà, Signore by Fétis) Victor, 1934-07-30 BS-83704-1 Parlami d'amore, Mariù (Bixio) (w A Cibelli) V-12323, 25-7009 BS-83705-1 Montenegrina (Stocchetti) (w A Cibelli) V-12326 BS-83706-1 Pallida Marì (Stocchetti) (w A Cibelli) V-12326 BS-83707-1 Tango dell' odio (di Lazzaro) (w A Cibelli) V-12323, 25-7009 Sources: - Discography of American historical recordings - Robert Johannesson's fantastic (now alas defunct) website 78opera.com - Roberto Marcocci (with some mix-ups with Cibelli's brother, baritone Alfredo Cibelli)

Source for the chronology the extraordinary website of Roberto Marcocci.
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.