Fernando De Lucia

Picture of Fernando De Lucia

Picture of Fernando De Lucia

Picture of Fernando De Lucia

Picture of Fernando De Lucia

Fernando De Lucia sings Ernani: Come rugiada al cespite

Fernando De Lucia sings Il Guarany: Sento una forza indomita, with Angela De Angelis

Fernando De Lucia sings Quand tu chantes bercée

Fernando De Lucia sings 'O sole mio

Fernando De Lucia sings Mattinata

Fernando De Lucia sings Pietà, Signore

Fernando De Lucia sings Salome (Stolz), in Italian

Fernando De Lucia sings Les pêcheurs de perles: Mi par d'udir ancora
In RA format

Fernando De Lucia sings Chi sa
In RA format
I wish to thank Anton Bieber for the recordings of 'O sole mio and Mattinata, and the relative label scans.
All recordings except for Chi sa and Mi par d'udir ancora have been taken from CDs – most of them alas out of stock – engineered by Christian Zwarg, who is not only THE genius of restoring historical records in general, but in particular the know-all-end-all of all things re De Lucia: Zwarg's pitching decisions (the most delicate of all questions about De Lucia) are definitive, and let this fantastic tenor (or rather, baritenore, as he transposed almost everything down) finally shine the way he should.
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Chi sa) and picture (second portrait from bottom).
Repertory

I turchi in Ortona- Ortona a Mare, May 7? 1884
Mefistofele- Napoli, 20 December 1884
Faust- Napoli, 9 March 1885
La traviata- Bologna, 27 October 1885
Dinorah- Bologna, 24 November 1885
Mignon- Firenze, 26 December 1885
Margherita- Firenze, 16 January 1886
Carmen- Firenze 11 February 1886
Lucrezia Borgia- Buenos Aires, 11 May 1886
L'ebrea (Leopoldo)- Buenos Aires, 26 May 1886
La favorita- Buenos Aires, 17 June 1886
La Gioconda- Buenos Aires, 3 July 1886
Linda di Chamounix- Madrid, 14 December 1886
Il barbiere di Siviglia- Madrid, 28 December 1886
Fra Diavolo- Madrid, 31 January 1887
L'elisir d'amore- Madrid, 29 March 1887
Don Giovanni- London, 18 June 1887
La stella del nord- Madidi, 4 January 1888
Rigoletto Madrid, 21 February 1888
La sonnambula- Madrid, 25 November 1888
Semiramide- Madrid, 2 February 1889
I promessi sposi- Madrid, 21 March 1888
Roméo et Juliette- Buenos Aires, 13 June 1889
I pescatori di perle- Napo*li, 15 January 1890
Cavalleria rusticana- Napoli, 14 January 1891
L'amico Fritz- Roma, 31 October 1891
I Rantzau- Firenze, 10 November 1892
Pagliacci- Napoli, 14 January 1893
Crispino e la comare- Napoli, 20 February 1893
Lohengrin- Napoli, 1 March 1893
Il profeta velato- Napoli 1 April1893
Manon- Madrid, 23 February 1895
Silvano- Milano, 25 March 1895
La navarrese- Milano, 6 Fbruary 1896
La boheme- Napoli, 14 March 1896
Werther- Buenos Aires, 17 July 1897
Iris- Roma, 22 November 1898
Fedora- Lisboa, 13 February 1900
Tosca- - London, 12 July 1900
Vita bretone- Napoli, 14 March 1905
Reference: Michael Henstock Fernando De Lucia, Duckworth, 1990.

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