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Concetto Paterna (1870-1940) album.

  • Profession: Bass.
  • Relation to Mahler: Worked with Gustav Mahler.
  • Correspondence with Mahler:
  • Born: 00-00-1870 Catania, Italy.
  • Died: 00-00-1940 (?)
  • Buried: 00-00-0000
  1. 1909 Opera New York 13-01-1909.
  2. 1909 Opera New York 16-01-1909.
  3. 1909 Opera New York 18-01-1909.
  4. 1909 Opera New York 21-01-1909.
  5. 1909 Opera Philadelphia 26-01-1909.
  6. 1909 Opera New York 04-02-1909.
  7. 1909 Opera New York 27-02-1909.
  8. 1909 Opera New York 26-03-1909.

His debut seems to have been in 1890. Aside from appearing with many Italian companies, Paterna was also heard in Lisbon (1890), the Metropolitan Opera (season of 1908-1909), Covent Garden (1920), and Madrid’s Teatro Reale (1915). Paterna was one of his era’s most prominent buffo basses, and at the Met his roles included Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dulcamara in l’Elisir d’Amore, Don Pasquale, and several smaller parts. His lengthy career concluded in 1938 but included only five recorded sides (for Fonotipia in 1910).

He had a long and successful career and during his tage career made guest appearances in Lisbon (1891), Rio de Janeiro (1899), Alessandria (1901), Buenos Aires (1906), Montevideo (1906), Madrid (1906), New York (1908) etc. He retired from the stage in 1938.


Chronology of some appearances:

  • 1891 Lisbona - Teatro San Carlos Crispino e la comare (Don Fabrizio).
  • 1897 Savona - Teatro Chiabrera Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro).
  • 1900 Cagliari - Teatro Civico Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro).
  • 1904 Torino - Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Resurrezione di F.Alfano.
  • 1908 Genova - Teatro Carlo Felice Tosca (Sagrestano).
  • 1910 Cremona - Politeama Verdi  Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale).
  • 1915 Madrid - Teatro Reale  Boheme (Benoit/Alcindoro).
  • 1918 Firenze - Teatro Della Pergola Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo).
  • 1920 London - Covent Garden   Tosca (Sagrestano).
  • 1925 Basilea - Opera Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo).
  • 1929 Livorno - Politeama Crispino e la Comare (Crispino).
  • 1931 Modena - Teatro Storchi Elisir d'amore (Dulcamara).
  • 1937 Ravenna - Teatro Alighieri Matrimonio Segreto (Robinson).
  • 1938 Chianciano - Teatro Delle Terme Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Bartolo).

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