A Talk by Barbara Boganini on Tuscan Connections in American Music: Giacomo Puccini, Amedeo Bassi, the US Tours of Puccini's "American Opera", La Fanciulla del West, and the Reception of Italian Culture in the early 1900s in the United States, when Enrico Caruso was an acclaimed star of the Metropolitan Opera. Caruso premiered the role of Dick Johnson at the Met on December 10, 1910, Arturo Toscanini conducting. Bassi performed in US tours of Fanciulla, and premiered the same role outside of the US.
At Museo Enrico Caruso, Villa Caruso - Bellosguardo, Lastra a Signa, Florence, Italy, Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 4:30 PM.
This event is a collaboration of ICAMus with Museo Enrico Caruso and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
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Tenor Amedeo Bassi (Montespertoli 1872 - Florence 1949). Bronze bust sculpture. Courtesy Museo Amedeo Bassi, Montespertoli, Florence, Italy.
Tuscan tenor Amedeo Bassi (1872-1949) was an exceptionally gifted singer who mastered a very large operatic repertoire; during the last years of his career, in the 1920's, he excelled in Wagnerian roles, both in Italy and in Germany. Acclaimed by audiences and critics worldwide, he championed and premiered numerous new operas by modern composers. To Amedeo Bassi a museum has been devoted by his native town of Montespertoli, near Florence, displaying costumes, photographs, scores, librettos, documents, correspondence and impressive scrapbooks that feature his remarkable international career in Europe and in the Americas.
DR. BARBARA BOGANINI: GENERAL MANAGER AT CAMERATA STRUMENTALE "CITTÀ DI PRATO" (Prato, Italy), ICAMus BOARD MEMBER AND PUCCINI SCHOLAR SPECIALIZING IN LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST AND ITS CONNECTIONS TO AMERICAN MUSIC AND CULTURE.
Photo: June 1st, 2017; Barbara presenting on Puccini, Amedeo Bassi and Alberto Bimboni at the ICAMus Session of the international conference "Intersections", Fulvio Santo Orsitto & Simona Wright, Directors; Kent State University in Florence.
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