Campanari, Giuseppe

Eminent dramatic barytone, who is a native of Venice, and extremely popular as a singer, in America as well as in Europe. He began his musical career by becoming a celloplayer at La Scala, Milan, and while there he began studying, with a view to cultivating his voice. He made his appearance as a singer in various opera houses of Italy and, in 1884, came to America at the request of his brother Leandro, the violinist, and became a member of the JBoston Symphony Orchestra. While in New York, he appeared as a singer with the Handel and Haydn Society and in opera. In 1893 he joined Hinrich's Opera Company, traveling with it for two years. He next became a member of the Abbey and Grau Company, appearing in II Trovatore and other operas with success. He has sung of late years with the Metropolitan Opera Company, under Maurice Grau and later under Heinrich Conried. His most recent appearances were with the San Carlos Opera Company, under the management of Henry Russell, when he sang Figaro in The Barber of Seville; Tonio in I'Pagliacci; and other roles. He also appeared in recital with Mme. Melba in the spring of 1907. Sig. Campanari's voice is a rich and flexible barytone, full of dramatic feeling.