Tullio Verona

(Padova 1897 – Milano 1939)

Picture of Tullio Verona
Tullio Verona was a very good friend of my grandfather. Both were born in Padua. They were good friends since their youth. Verona had a child who died very young. He had a breakdown and fell in depression, so his career went down and ended very quickly. Every time he met my grandfather and his first son (Raffaello, my uncle), he treated him as his child that was lost some years before. Between my uncle and Verona's son was a difference of just a couple of years.
Sergio Alfonsi
Tullio Verona sings La fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda
In RA format

Chronology

1925      
07 Sampierdarena Politeama Sampierdarenese ERNANI (Ernani)
  Bologna Teatro Del Corso NORMA (Pollione) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
  Roma Teatro Eliseo CARMEN (Don José) / ERNANI (Ernani)
  Venezia Teatro Malibran ERNANI (Ernani)
       
1926      
06 Asti Teatro Alfieri ERNANI (Ernani)
12 Genova Teatro Modena ERNANI (Ernani)
  Malta Teatro Reale ERNANI (Ernani) / LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Edgardo) / PAGLIACCI (Canio) / PICCOLO MARAT (Marat)
  Tripoli Teatro Miramare TRAVIATA (Alfredo)
       
1927      
08 Verona Arena LA VESTALE di G.Spontini (Licinio)
09 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti SAMARITANA DELLA SCALA di V.Gusmini
12 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale AIDA (Radames)
  Firenze Politeama Fiorentino ERNANI (Ernani)
  Treviso Teatro Sociale NORMA (Pollione)
       
1928      
02 Rovigo Teatro Sociale PAGLIACCI (Canio)
11/12 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen FORZA DEL DESTINO (Don Alvaro) / AIDA (Radames)
12 Amsterdam Teatro Carré CARMEN (Don José) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
  Vicenza Teatro Eretenio NORMA (Pollione)
       
1929      
01 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw vook Kunsten en Wetenschappen OTELLO (Otello)
10 Rotterdam Groote Schouwburg CARMEN (Don José)
10/11 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw vook Kunsten en Wetenschappen OTELLO (Otello) / FORZA DEL DESTINO (Don Alvaro)
12 Milano Teatro La Scala LA VESTALE di G.Spontini (Licinio)
       
1930      
01 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen SANSONE E DALIDA (Sansone) / TROVATORE (Manrico)
01 Amsterdam Teatro Carré PAGLIACCI (Canio)
02 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen UGONOTTI (Raoul)
08 Bergamo Aperto NORMA (Pollione)
10 Rovigo Teatro Sociale LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Edgardo)
12 Milano Teatro Carcano OTELLO (Otello)
  Londra Covent Garden NORMA (Pollione)
       
1931      
01 Terni Teatro Comunale AIDA (Radames)
03 Palermo Teatro Massimo NORMA (Pollione)
03 Catania Teatro Bellini NORMA (Pollione)
12 Roma Teatro Adriano OTELLO (Otello)
  Forlì Teatro Comunale NORMA (Pollione)
  Fucecchio Teatro Eden FORZA DEL DESTINO (Alvaro)
  Perugia Teatro Morlacchi CARMEN (Don José)
  Roma Eiar NORMA (Pollione) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
  Torino Eiar CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Turiddu) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
  Trieste Teatro Verdi NORMA (Pollione)
  Verona Teatro Filarmonico CARMEN (Don José)
       
1932      
04/05 Cosenza Teatro Rendano NORMA (Pollione) / OTELLO (Otello) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
07 Palermo Parco Inglese CARMEN (Don José) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
       
1933      
07 Genova Politeama Genovese FORZA DEL DESTINO (Alvaro)
11 Padova Teatro Garibaldi OTELLO (Otello)
       
1938      
01 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice SANSONE E DALIDA (Sansone)

Discography
88512 Otello: Sì, pel ciel 		    15277 (Actuelle), 10454 (Paper Label)
      with (Inghilleri Giovanni)
88515 Otello: Dio mi potevi scagliar        15277 (Actuelle), 10454 (Paper Label)
88685 Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba            15399 (Art)
88686 Pagliacci: No, Pagliaccio non son     15399 (Art) 
88687 Otello: Morte di Otello               15402
88694 Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda  15402
Source for the chronology, picture and discography the extraordinary website of Roberto Marcocci.
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.