Tullio Verona

1897 Padova – May 1939 Milano

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 into 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
Verona made his debut in 1920 as a baritone; it is not known when he switched to tenor. After a few years at small Italian theaters, he sang in Malta in 1925, at the Arena di Verona in 1927 (Licinio in La vestale by Spontini), 1928–30 and again in 1933 with the Italian Opera in the Netherlands (with great success). In 1928, he made his Scala debut (again as Licinio); he returned in 1931 as Pollione, a part that he had already sung at Covent Garden in 1929, with Rosa Ponselle. From 1932 onwards, he appeared only rarely and irregularly; for the reasons see above.

Reference 1 (also for the below chronology and discography): Roberto Marcocci's fantastic website; reference 2: Kutsch & Riemens

Tullio Verona sings La fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda
In RA format


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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
04/05 Cosenza Teatro Rendano NORMA (Pollione) / OTELLO (Otello) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
07 Palermo Parco Inglese CARMEN (Don José) / PAGLIACCI (Canio)
07 Genova Politeama Genovese FORZA DEL DESTINO (Alvaro)
11 Padova Teatro Garibaldi OTELLO (Otello)
01 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice SANSONE E DALIDA (Sansone)

88512 Otello: Sì, pel ciel 		    15277 (Actuelle), 10454 (paper label)
      with Giovanni Inghilleri 
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
I wish to thank Richard J Venezia for the recording.

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