Fusati was born Nicola Fusacchia. He first studied medicine. In 1904, he became the first surgeon at the Norcia hospital. While
praticing medicine, he used to sing arias, his preferred one was the Lohengrin aria.
Zaira Falchi, a retired singer and the head of the female singing department at the Liceo di Santa Cecila wrote about him in 1907 as a rara avis.
He made his debut, using Fusati as a stage name, on April 29, 1908 as Radames at the Petruzzelli in Bari with great success.
His career evolved as follows:
1908 Bari, Padova, L'Aquila, Bologna (Aida on November 17 with Cecilia David and Domenico Viglione-Borghese)
1909 Palermo, Bari, Genova
1910 Parma (Regio, Loreley on 8/22/23/26/27/29 January, 1/5/7 February Febbraio 1910 with
Sigismondo Zavrosky, Olga Simzis, Teresina Burchi/Margot Kaftal, Nunzio Rapisardi), Fermo,
1911 Piacenza, Napoli
1914 Budaoest, Venezia
1915 Reggio Emilia, Palermo
1917 Milano (Scala), Brescia, Genova
1918 Brescia, Genova, Bresia, Milano (Scala)
1919 Bologna, Rovigo, Genova, Trieste, Torino, Napoli
1925 Genova, Verona, London, Padova
1926 Venezia, Catania, Ravenna, Trieste
1927 Genova, Viareggio, Cairo, Torino
1928 Cairo, Alessandria d'Egitto, Genova, Piacenza
1929 Genova, Cannes, Catania, London
1930 Pisa, Bergamo
1931 Novara, Malta, Toulouse
His repertory included: Radames, Manrico, Vasco, Gabriele, Zamoynski/Janko/Rosenmark (Fasma by P. La Rotella), Ernani,
Walter, José, Wolfango (L'ombra by F. Bottachiari), Hagenbach, Enzo, Turiddu, Cavaradossi,
Elisero (Mosé), Johnson, Canio, Faust (Damnation), Pollione, Oronte, Nerone, Chénier, Otello, Tannhäuser...
After retiring, he practiced medicine again.
Kutsch & Riemens
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