Carlo Sabajno

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Carlo Sabajno (1874, Rosasco, Italy - 1938, Milan) was an Italian conductor. From 1904 to 1932, he was the Gramophone Company's chief conductor and artistic director in Italy, responsible for some of the earliest full-length opera recordings, most of them with the orchestra of La Scala, Milan and prominent singers there. Particularly outstanding among these are his Don Pasquale (with Tito Schipa in his only complete opera recording as Ernesto), Traviata (sadly limited by more than the usual cuts, but with silvery-voiced Alessandro Ziliani as Alfredo)), Aida (with Irene Minghini-Cattaneo's Amneris and Aureliano Pertile's Radamès), Otello (with Apollo Granforte as a formidable Iago) and Bohème (a superb understated, but highly distinguished, collaboration with excellent, if lesser-known, singers).

Discography[edit]

1907

1915 - 1919

  • 1915 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Giorgina Ermolli, Franco Tuminello, Eugenio Perna; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1915 Verdi: La traviata – Margherita Bevignani, Franco Tuminello, Ernesto Badini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1916-17 Verdi: Rigoletto – Giuseppe Danise, Ayres Borghi-Zerni, Carlo Broccardi; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1917 Leoncavallo: PagliacciLuigi Bolis, Annita Conti, Giuseppe Montanelli; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1917 Puccini: La bohèmeGemma Bosini, Reno Andreini, Ernesto Badini, Adalgisa Giana; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1918-19 Puccini: Tosca – Lya Remondini, Carlo Broccardi, Dario Zani; Grande Orchestra and Chorus
  • 1919 Puccini: ToscaValentina Bartolomasi, Attilio Salvaneschi, Adolfo Pacini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1919 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Ernesto Badini, Malvina Pereira, Edoardo Taliani; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1919 Verdi: Aida – Valentina Bartolomasi, Enrico Trentini, Rosita Pagani, Adolfo Pacini, Guido Fernandez; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1920 Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Luigi Lupato, Valentina Bartolomasi, Adolfo Pacini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

1920 - 1930

  • 1920 Gounoud: Faust – Giuliano Romagnoli, Fernando Autori, Gemma Bosini, Adolfo Pacini, Gilda Timitz; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1921 Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Ottavia Giordano, Santo Santonocito, Ginevra Amato, Adolfo Pacini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1927-1928 Verdi: Rigoletto – Luigi Piazza, Lina Pagliughi, Tino Folgar; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1928 Puccini: La bohème – Rosina Torri, Aristodemo Giorgini, Ernesto Badini, Thea Vitulli; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan;
  • 1928 Verdi: Aida – Dusolina Giannini, Aureliano Pertile, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Giovanni Inghilleri, Luigi Manfrini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929 Verdi: Requiem - Maria Luisa Fanelli, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Franco Lo Giudice, Ezio Pinza; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Alessandro Valente, Adelaide Saraceni, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Delia Sanzio, Giovanni Breviario, Piero Biasini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Margaret Burke Sheridan, Lionello Cecil, Ida Mannarini, Vittorio Weinberg; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Puccini: ToscaCarmen Melis, Piero Pauli, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

1930 - 1932

  • 1930 Verdi: Il trovatore: – Aureliano Pertile, Maria Carena, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1930-31 Verdi: La traviata – Anna Rosza, Alessandro Ziliani, Luigi Borgonovo; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1931 Bizet: Carmen' – Gabriela Besanzoni, Piero Pauli, Maria Carbone, Ernesto Besanzoni; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1931-32 Verdi: Otello – Nicola Fusati, Maria Carbone, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1932 Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Ernesto Badini, Tito Schipa, Adelaide Saraceni, Afro Poli; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

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