Antonio Galié

26 November 1925 Ascoli Piceno – 28 September 1998 Ascoli Piceno

Picture of Antonio Galié in Lucia di Lammermoor

Antonio Galié sings Maristella: Io conosco un giardino
In RA format

Antonio Galié sings Manon Lescaut: Ah Manon, mi tradisce
In RA format
Galié studied voice privately in Rome and made his debut in 1953 at the Teatro Sperimentale in Spoleto as Andrea Chénier – with such remarkable success that he was engaged on the spot by the Rome opera theater for the same role, where he sang it in March 1954 to Renata Tebaldi's Maddalena. Until 1965, he was a fixture at the Rome opera, and he returned occasionally until 1972 – which describes his career in general: it was short, in the second half of the 1960s, it was already limited to provincial theaters, and by the end of the decade, it was virtually over.

Other than in Rome, Galié sang in Dublin (1958), Cairo (1963 to 1966), Amsterdam (1960), Wiesbaden (1961), Mannheim (1963), Strasbourg (1964), Palermo and Naples (Teatro San Carlo); in the last part of his career in places like Cagliari, Rovigo or Livorno.

His repertory included Cavaradossi, Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Amico Fritz, Werther, Riccardo, Duca, Alfredo, Boito's Faust, Enzo Grimaldo... and above all, Andrea Chénier, which he sang 266 times.

Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens, reference 2: Teatro dell'Opera di Roma archives, reference 3

I wish to thank Albert Scerri for the recordings.

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