Aroldo Lindi

26 May 1888 – 8 March 1944
Picture of Aroldo Lindi
Picture of Aroldo Lindi
Born in Tuna, Sweden in 1888, Gustav Harald Lindau sang as a youth as a soloist in his native area, and in a "popular music" trio.

He later travelled to Italy, where he studied opera and began his career that took him, over the next thirty years, around the world to most of the major and minor opera houses and auditoriums.

Gradually the Italianate form of his name emerged on programs: Aroldo Lindi, and that's how he was known for the rest of his life and career.

Lindi sang at Covent Garden, La Scala, the Chicago, Boston and San Francisco opera theaters and other major venues in the 1920s, together with Eva Turner, Margaret Burke-Sheridan, Rosetta Pampanini, Gianna Arangi-Lombardi, Gina Cigna, Claudia Muzio and Maria Jeritza.

Later on, Lindi was the star tenor with the Fortune Gallo's touring San Carlo Opera Company in the 1930s and until his death in 1944. Lindi sang in the Turandot premieres in Barcelona, Pisa and Chicago, soon after the world premiere.

He was also part of the festivities of the opening of Radio City Music Hall in 1932. While singing Radames in Cairo in the late 1920s, he was presented with one of the original handmade costumes for that character, from the 1871 premiere.

Lindi died in 1944 at age 55 onstage in San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, during a performance of Pagliacci, singing Vesti la giubba.

Aroldo Lindi sings Andrea Chénier: Sì, fui soldato
In RA format

Aroldo Lindi sings Aida: Celeste Aida
In RA format

Aroldo Lindi sings Turandot: Nessun dorma

Aroldo Lindi sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Aida).
Aida – Boston, 1916
Pagliacci – Boston, 1916
La forza del destino – Asti, Alfieri, 7 November 1922
Il trovatore – Firenze, Politeama, June 1924
Tosca – London, Covent Garden, 16 June 1925
Cavalleria rusticana – Chicago, Auditorium, 3 December 1926
Carmen – Torino, Vittorio Emanuele, 7 November 1927
La Gioconda – Barcelona, Liceu, 4 January 1928
Turandot – Pisa, Verdi, 10 March 1928
Andrea Chénier – Firenze, Politeama, 3 October 1928
Fasma (composer La Rotella) – Cairo, Khediviale, February 1929
Otello – Torino, Vittorio Emanuele, 10 December 1931
La fanciulla del West – Cincinnati, Zoo, 29 July 1933
Samson et Dalila – Toronto, Massey Hall, 14 September 1934
Tannhäuser – Toronto, Massey Hall, 10 October 1935
L'Africaine – Cincinnati, Zoo, 14 June 1936
Norma – Cincinnati, Zoo, 5 July 1938
Madama Butterfly
I wish to thank Richard Lindau who confirmed that Lindi was singing in Boston in 1916 with the Fleck Opera Company. The information was gathered from newspapers clippings, an article in the Swedish American Monthly of January 1937, and Fortune Gallo's autobiography Lucky Rooster. Mr. Lindau further confirmed that Lindi also sang Pinkerton, as it was reported by his mother who heard Lindi in that role.
Columbia, Milano, about June 1924
B479 	  Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida						D12463, D12464, D1519, CQ690, CQ691
B484 	  Carmen (Bizet): Il fior						D12463, CQ690
B486 	  Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle					D12497, D12707, D1518
B494 	  Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba				D12497, D12707
B496 	  Forza del destino (Verdi): O tu che in seno				D12464, D1519, CQ691

Columbia London, 1926-06-18
WAX1644-1 Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre                                      D14655, L1773, 52803-D
WAX1645-1 Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema                                          D14655, L1773, 52803-D

Columbia, London, 1926-06-21
WAX1660   Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar                                    unpublished
WAX1662   Aida (Verdi): Celeste Aida                                            unpublished

Columbia, London, 1926-06-23
WAX1682-1 Carmen (Bizet): Il fior 						D14656, L1816

Columbia, London, 1926-06-24
WAX1688-1 Trovatore (Verdi): Ah sì, ben mio 					D14656, L1816

Columbia, London, 1926-06
WA3477    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete                        D12487
WA3478    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar                D12487
WA3485-1  Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle                                  D12486, GQ7033, 2043-M, 185-M
WA3486-1  Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia                                    D12486, GQ7033, 2043-M, 185-M

Columbia, London, 1926-06-30
WA3519-1  Flyg mina tankar (Henneberg)                                          8933, 26046F
WA3520-1  Sverige (Stenhammar)                                                  8933, 26046F
WA3521-1  Vår (von Heland)							8934
WA3522-1  Intet är som väntans tider (Peterson-Berger)				8934

Columbia, Milano, 1927-11-15
WBX197-2  Carmen (Bizet): Il fior						D14695, D12537?, GQX10235, 52042-X
WBX198-1  Trovatore (Verdi): Ah sì ben mio					D14694, GQX10234, L1816, 52804-D

Columbia, Milano, 1927-11-16
WBX199-1  Otello (Verdi): Ora e per sempre					D14693, GQX10233, L17737118-M
WBX200-1  Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema						D14694, GQX10234, L177352804-D

Columbia, Milano, 1927-11-18
WBX201-1  Africaine (Meyerbeer): O paradiso					D14695, GQX10235, 52042-X
WBX202-2  Otello (Verdi): Dio, mi potevi scagliar				D14693, GQX10233, 7118-M

Columbia, Milano, 1927-12
WB1702    Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): No, Pagliaccio non son			D12568, GQ7082, 3381-X
WB1710    Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira					D12568, GQ7082, 3381-X

Columbia, Milano, 1927-12 or 1928-01
WB1751    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Colpito qui m'avete			D12569, GQ7083, DQ1100
WB1752    Andrea Chénier (Giordano): E volli pien d'amore pregar		D12569, GQ7083, DQ1100

Columbia, Milano, 1928-05-18
WB2000    Turandot (Puccini): Non piangere, Liù					D12603, GQ7117, DQ1116
WB2001-1  Turandot (Puccini): Nessun dorma					D12603, GQ7117, DQ1116
WB2003-1  Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Sì fui soldato				D12625, GQ7139, DQ1125

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-08
WBX375-3  Aida (Verdi): Qual insolita gioia (w. Capuana & Arangi-Lombardi)	D14498

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-10
WBX384-3  Aida (Verdi): Ohimè di guerra fremere					D14498
          (w. Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Baccaloni, Nessi & chorus)

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-12
WBX388-3  Aida (Verdi): Vedi di morte l'angelo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)		D14514

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-13
WBX390-3  Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra (w. Arangi-Lombardi)			D14513
WBX392-2  Aida (Verdi): Vieni guerriero vindice					D14505
          (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero & chorus)

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-14
WBX395-3  Aida (Verdi): O terra addio (w. Arangi-Lombardi & Capuana)		D14514
WBX397-1  Aida (Verdi): Spento Amonasro						D14506
          (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero, A Borgioli & chorus)
WBX399-3  Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo (w. Arangi-Lombardi)			D14509

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-15
WBX401-2  Aida (Verdi): L'abborrita rivale (w. Capuana)				D14511
WBX402-3  Aida (Verdi): Sì, fuggiam da queste mura (w. Capuana, A Borgioli)	D14510

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-19
WBX411-1  Aida (Verdi): Nume, custode e vindice (w. Pasero)			D14501
WBX411-4  Aida (Verdi): Il dolor che in quel volto				D14506
          (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero, A Borgioli & chorus)

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-20
WBX414-3  Aida (Verdi): Iside venerata						D14499
          (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero & chorus)
WBX415-2  Aida (Verdi): Quest'assisa						D14505
          (w. Baccaloni, Arangi-Lombardi, Capuana, Pasero, A Borgioli & chorus)
WBX416-2  Aida (Verdi): Là tra foreste vergini (w. Arangi-Lombardi)		LGX14
WBX416-3  Aida (Verdi): Là tra foreste vergini (w. Arangi-Lombardi)		D14510

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-23
WBX422-3  Aida (Verdi): Sì, corre voce (w. Pasero)				D14497	
WBX423-1  Aida (Verdi): Salvati dunque (w. Capuana)				D14511
WBX424-3  Aida (Verdi): È la morte (w. Capuana)					D14512

Columbia, Milano, 1928-11-28
WBX398-3  Aida (Verdi): Se quel guerrier					D14497

Columbia, Milano, 1929-06?
WB2642    Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Un tal gioco					D12610, GQ7124
WB2645    Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba				D12610, GQ7124
WB2653-1  Andrea Chénier (Giordano): Come un bel dì di maggio			D12625, GQ7139, DQ1125
WB2658-2  Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch'ella mi creda			D12609, GQ7123, DQ1118
WB2661    Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Or son sei mesi				D12609, GQ7123, DQ1118

Columbia, London, 1930-05-19
WA10397-1 Until (Sanderson)                                                     DB173
WA10398-1 For you alone (Geehl)                                                 DB173
WM17-2    Aftonstämning (Körling)						DC112
WM19-1    Bachanal (Dahl)                                                       DC54

Columbia, London, 1930-05-21
WM20-1    Hvita rosor (Körling)							unpublished
WM20-2    Melodi (Rangström)							DC54
WM21-2    Som stjärnan uppå himmelen så klar (trad, arr Hägg);			DC55
          Tänker du att jag förlorader är (trad, arr Nordlund) 
WM22-2    Om dagen vid mitt arbete (trad, arr Hägg);				DC55
          Allt under himmelens fäste (trad)

Columbia, London, 1930-05-23
WA10410   Phyllis the fair (Dossert)                                            unpublished
WMX1-1    Sten Sture (Svedbom)                                                  DCX8
WMX2-1    Gustaf Wasas Saga (Hallén): Junker Nils sjunger till lutan            DCX8

Columbia, London, 1930-05-24
WMX3-1    Xerxes (Händel): Ombra mai fu						DCX9
WMX4-2    Ständchen (Schubert) (in Swedish)					DCX9

Columbia, Milano, 1931-03-18
WB4045-1  Little grey home in the West (Löhr)					DB662
WB4046-2  Where my caravan has rested (Löhr)					DB662
WBX994-2  Goodbye (Tosti)							DX271
WBX995-2  I hear you calling me (Marshall)					DX271

Columbia, Milano, 1931-03-27
WB4064-1  Bettelstudent (Millöcker): Det täcka könet jag studerat		DC114
          (Ich knüpftemanche zarte Bande)
WB4065-1  Bettelstudent (Millöcker): Nu är jag pank och fågelfri		DC114
          (Ich hab' kein Geld)
WB4066-1  Aftonsång (Berg)							DC113
WB4067-1  Längtan (Söderman)							DC113
WB4068-1  Melodi (Rangström)							DC112
Reference: Aroldo Lindi, tenore, edizioni del TIMAClub, 1996
Reference: The Record Collector, December 2001
Reference: Gesellschaft für historische Tonträger, Wien

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