July 10, 1904 Alexandria – December 16, 1947 Milano
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Aldo Sinnone belonged to the once numerous Italian minority in Egypt. He sang at La Scala (1936, 1940, 1947), in Paris (October 21, 1917 Rigoletto), in Zürich (1946), at the
Vienna Staatsoper (Il barbiere di Siviglia with Toti dal Monte, Luigi Montesanto; La sonnambula with Toti dal Monte), in Holland:
La traviata (Amsterdam, Theater Carré), first performance on October 20th, 1935 with Jolanda Cirillo/Mercedes Capsir,
Pietro Basini/Francesco Valentino and Vincenzo Marini conducting (sharing the role with Gaspare Rubino who sang the first performance)
Tosca (Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg), first performance on October 22nd, 1935 with Sara Scuderi, Pierto Basini/Spartaco Marchi,
and Vincenzo Marini conducting (sharing the role with Gaspare Rubino)
Faust ('s Gravenhage, Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen), first performance on October 31st, 1935, with
Sara Scuderi, Gregorio Melnik, Leo Piccioli/Francesco Valentino and Spartaco Marchi with Ferruccio Calusio conducting (sharing the role with Alessandro Granda)
Lucia di Lammermoor (Amsterdam, Theater Carré), first performance on November 3, 1935, with Mercedes Capsir, Spartaco Marchi, Eraldo Coda,
Pietro Mariotti with Ferruccio Calusio conducting
La bohème (Amsterdam, Theater Carré), first performance on November 12, 1935, with
Spartaco Marchi, Luigi Sardi, Eraldo Coda, Sara Scuderi, Marfalda Chiorboli with Ferruccio Calusio conducting (sharing the role with Gaspare Rubino)
Rigoletto (Amsterdam, Theater Carré), first performance on November 24, 1935, with Franceso Valentino, Mercedes Capsir/Nunù
Sanchioni, Luigi Balza, Palmira Vitali, Vittorio Baldo with Ferruccio Calusio/Vincenzo Marini conducting
Sinnone recorded lieder on Columbia. Koch issued excerpts with him on the double CD Wiener Staatsoper live vol. 1 (1933-1936). There
is also a 1932 Berlin Rigoletto film with him.
Sinnone had a daughter Ileana Sinnone (born December 4, 1944 Milano), who was a soprano and had a successful career.
Reference Kutsch & Riemens
In RA format
I wish to thank Paolo Cavassini for the recording (Werther).