Giovanni Peirani

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Giovanni Peirani

Birthplace: Rivoli, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Death: 1901 (33)
Santiago, Chile
Occupation: Sculptor, then Italian operatic tenor
Managed by: Matti Kullervo Sorakivi
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About Giovanni Peirani

Originally he was a sculptor. He studied singing with maestro Thermignon in Turin and with E. Barbacini in Milan. In 1895 he made his debut (without special success) at the Teatro Sociale of Colorno as Manrico in G. Verdi’s ‘’Trovatore’’. In 1898 he appeared with great success at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli as Arrigo in ‘’I Vespri Siciliani’’ and as Radames in ‘’Aida’’. The criticism compared his voice with Francesco Tamagno’s voice. In 1899 he sang at the Teatro Storchi in Modena the part of Alvaro in ‘’La Forza del Destino’’ and also appeared in the premiere of ‘’Irnerio’’ by E. M. Poggi. One of his star roles was Otello (G. Verdi), role, which he sang with great success in Italy, Spain, Portugal and South America. In 1899 he made guest appearances at the Teatro Lirico in Rio de Janeiro in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’, ‘’Carmen’’, ‘’Il Guarany’’ and ‘’Aida’’. His young wife died in Parà of a fever epidemic. He was engaged again for appearances in South America. During a tour he fallen ill in Santiago de Chile with yellow fever and died at the of 33. He never made records.

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Rivoli, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Age 33
Santiago, Chile