Il Rigoletto di Titta Ruffoi

Titta Ruffo’s Rigoletto

Titta Ruffo (Pisa, 1877-  Florence , 1953) was one of the most popular Italian baritones. His real name was Ruffo Cafiero Titta and he debuted at the age of twenty in Rome, at the Teatro Costanzi, in Lohengrin by Wagner. He was immediately noticed, both for the emission and timbre of his powerful voice. Two years later, he appeared in Verdi’s Rigoletto, a key role in his brilliant career. He would later perform this role frequently in Europe and in the theatres of the two Americas. His sister married Giacomo Matteotti, and as a result of the murder of the socialist member of parliament, Ruffo decided not to perform in Italy anymore, and retired to live in Switzerland and France. Returning home for a visit to his relatives, he was arrested and then released only thanks to a widespread international appeal that requested and obtained his release, with the proviso of being prohibited from leaving the country by the fascist regime. His popularity, in Italy and abroad, was equal to that of Enrico Caruso and this playlist documents some arias and romances from his favourite work, Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

1 - Pari siamo

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammofono

2 - Deh! non parlare al misero...

Autore: Francesco Maria Piave Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammofono

Anno: 1930-1939

3 - Veglia, o donna...

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Maria Galvany Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammofono

4 - Cortigiani, vil razza dannata...

Autore: Francesco Maria Piave Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammofono

Anno: 1930-1939

5 - Miei signori perdono...

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammofono

6 - Piangi fanciulla

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Emanuele Ischierdo Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: La Voce del Padrone

Anno: 1943

7 - Rigoletto

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Titta Ruffo Maria Galvany Carlo Sabajno

Casa discografica: La Voce del Padrone

8 - Lassu' in ciel...

Autore: Giuseppe Verdi

Esecutore: Graziella Pareto Titta Ruffo

Casa discografica: Grammophone

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