Beniamino Gigli


Picture of Beniamino Gigli's Star
Beniamino Gigli's star

I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the picture.
Picture of Beniamino Gigli

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture.

Picture of Beniamino Gigli as Duca
Beniamino Gigli as Duca

Beniamino Gigli sings Die Walküre: Cede il verno
In RA format

Beniamino Gigli sings La forza del destino: Invano, Alvaro (final part only), with Carlos Guichandut
In RA format

Beniamino Gigli sings Il trovatore: Di geloso amor (second part), with Paolo Silveri and Maria Caniglia
In RA format

Beniamino Gigli sings Turandot: Nessun dorma
Recorded at age 59 – a few years too late, alas. One of his best-known recordings, and one of his worst.

Beniamino Gigli sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira
I would like to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording (Walküre).
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recordings (Forza, Trovatore).
Gigli as baritone

Picture of Beniamino Gigli as Carmen
Beniamino Gigli as Carmen

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the picture.

Picture of Beniamino Gigli

Repertory

La Gioconda-Rovigo, Sociale, 15 October 1914
Manon-Genova, Carlo Felice, 26 December 1914
Tosca-Genova, Carlo Felice, 19 January 1915
Mefistofele-Palermo, Massimo, 1 April 1915
Cavalleria rusticana-Napoli, San Carlo, 11 January 1916
La favorita-Napoli, Bellini, 12 April 1916
Lucia di Lammermoor-Verona, Ristori, 5 October 1916
Iris-Torino, Chiarella, 8 February 1917
L'amico Fritz (Act 2)-Torino, Chiarella, 12 February 1917
Lodoletta-Livorno, Politeama 28 July 1917
La rondine-Roma, Costanzi, 10 January 1918
Adriana Lecouvreur-Roma, Costanzi, 30 April 1918
Fedora-Napoli, San Carlo, 19 February 1919
La bohème-Monte Carlo, G.T., 9 March 1919
La traviata-Monte Carlo, G.T., 18 March 1919
Lucrezia Borgia-Buenos Aires, Colón, 15 July 1919
L'amore dei tre re-Monte Carlo, G.T., 2 March 1920
Rigoletto-Monte Carlo, G.T., 11 March 1920
Madama Butterfly-Monte Carlo, G.T., 3 April 1920
Lohengrin-Rio de Janeiro, Municipal, 28 June 1920
Loreley-Rio de Janeiro, Municipal, 16 July 1920
Francesca da Rimini-S. Paulo, Municipal, 18 August 1920
Andrea Chenier-Philadelphia, Academy of Music, 1 March 1921
Il piccolo Marat-Buenos Aires, Coliseo, 20 September 1921
Le roi d'Ys-New York, MET, 5 January 1922
Manon Lescaut-New York, MET, 18 March 1922
Roméo et Juliette-New York, MET, 25 November 1922
L'africana-New York, MET, 21 March 1923
Martha-New York, MET, 14 December 1923
I compagnacci-New York, MET, 2 January 1924
Falstaff-New York, MET, 2 January 1925
La cena delle beffe-Buenos Aires, Colón, 28 August 1925
Mignon-New York, MET, 10 March 1927
Un ballo in maschera-Buenos Aires, Colón, 18 July 1928
L'elisir d'amore-Buenos Aires, Colón, 10 August 1928
Don Giovanni-New York, MET, 29 November 1929
La sonnambula-New York, MET, 16 March 1932
Evangelina-Philadelphia, Mitten Memorial, 28 May 1932
La forza del destino-Buenos Aires, Colón, 4 July 1933
Il pirata-Roma, dell'Opera, 1 January 1935
Faust-Rio de Janeiro, Municipal, 10 September 1935
Aida-Roma, dell'Opera, 28 March, 1937
Il Guarany-Roma, dell'Opera, 15 April 1937
L'amico Fritz-Roma, dell'Opera, 23 December 1937
Gloria-Roma, dell'Opera, 15 January 1938
Il trovatore-Roma, dell'Opera, 9 December 1939
Zaza-Milano, Scala, 10 April 1940
Maristella-Milano, Scala, 25 April 1940
Isabeau-Torino, EIAR, 8 September 1940
Poliuto-Milano, Scala, 26 December 1940
L'arlesiana-Roma, dell'Opera, 3 February 1941
Don Giovanni di Manara-Firenze, Comunale, 28 May, 1941
Carmen-Roma, dell'Opera, 24 December 1941
Pagliacci-Roma, dell'Opera, 4 April 1942
Norma-Catania, Bellini, 8 November 1945
Il giudizio universale-Roma, Università Gregoriana, 4 May 1950
Historia di Ezechia-Roma, Oratorio del S.S. Crocefisco, 1953

Reference: Giuseppe Pugliese GIGLI, Matteo Editore, 1990
Miguel Patrón Marchand Como un rayo de sol El áureo legado de Beniamino Gigli, MPM Editor, Santiago de Chile, 1997.