Arturo Basile

Biography

Born: January 16, 1914; Siracusa, Italy   Died: May 21, 1968; Italy  
Arturo Basile was an important mid-twentieth century conductor largely known for his work in Italian opera, particularly in the works of Puccini and Verdi. While he did not reach the ranks of the leading conductors of his time, he appeared headed toward greater acclaim when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1968, at the age of 54.

Basile was born on January 16, 1914, in Siracusa, Sicily. When he was nine, his family moved to
Read more Turin. At the age of 12 he was enrolled in the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, where he studied oboe. His teachers there included Federico Ghedini; Puccini protégée Franco Alfano was the conservatory director.

He received a diploma in oboe playing in 1933, but soon decided on a career in conducting. Basile served in the military later in the decade and by the early '40s was conducting concerts and recording with Turin's Orchestra Sinfonica dell' EIAR. In 1942 he married Elisabetta Sangermano; a son, Ricardo, was born in 1944.

Basile's career activities were largely limited to Turin until after the war, when he took first prize in a conducting competition in Rome (1946), with Tullio Serafin heading the jury. Thereafter his career quickly advanced: by 1949 he was collaborating with Maria Callas in Bellini, and in the next decade took his career beyond Italian borders, making appearances in Hilversum, Lugano, Ankara, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo, and other major foreign cities.

In the 1950s and 1960s Basile made a number of notable recordings. Several featured Renata Tebaldi, including the 1953 Andrea Chenier and a February 7, 1961, live concert with the RAI Rome Orchestra, originally released on Cetra. His last recording appears to have been the 1968 Deutsche Grammophon release of The Barber of Seville. After his death in 1968 his name faded for a time, but numerous recordings of his began reappearing in the late '90s and early 2000s and have helped revive his reputation. Read less

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Biography

Born: January 16, 1914; Siracusa, Italy   Died: May 21, 1968; Italy  
Arturo Basile was an important mid-twentieth century conductor largely known for his work in Italian opera, particularly in the works of Puccini and Verdi. While he did not reach the ranks of the leading conductors of his time, he appeared headed toward greater acclaim when he was killed in an automobile accident in 1968, at the age of 54.

Basile was born on January 16, 1914, in Siracusa, Sicily. When he was nine, his family moved to
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Fedora: Act I, "Quattro! Sei!"
Fedora: Act I, "Rigida e assai la sera... O grandi occhi lucenti di fede!"
Fedora: Act I, "La camera del Conte!"
Fedora: Act I, "Egli mi disse: Andiamo al Tiro!?
Fedora: Act I, "Quelle macchie vermiglie"
Fedora: Act I, "Continuate?"
Fedora: Act I, "Altra volta quell?uomo vedesti?"
Fedora: Act II, "Signori, vi presento Lazinski"
Fedora: Act II, "Vi presento Lazinski"
Fedora: Act II, "La donna russa è femmina due volte"
Fedora: Act II, "Ma dunque, è amore?... Amor ti vieta"
Fedora: Act II, "Dimmi, dunque? di?? che fù?"
Fedora: Act II, "Portentoso!"
Fedora: Act II, "Intermezzo"
Fedora: Act II, "Gretch! I vostri uomini?"
Fedora: Act II, "Silenzio! È lui!"
Fedora: Act II, "Mia madre, la mia vecchia madre"
Fedora: Act II, "Vedi, io piango"
Fedora: Act III, "Dice la capinera"
Fedora: Act III, "Quanto sei bella!"
Fedora: Act III, "Chi vedo? De Siriex!"
Fedora: Act III, "Testolina sventata!"
Fedora: Act III, "La montanina mia? Dio di giustizia"
Fedora: Act III, "Di già?... Muta è mia madre"
Fedora: Act III, "Loris, mio Loris!"
Fedora: Act III, "Boroff?"
Fedora: Act IIII, "È vano! È vano! La morte è qui"
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "...E sofitto...e pareti..." (Pinkerton, Goro, Suzuki, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Dovunque al mondo" (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Ier l'altro, il Consolato sen' venne a visitar!" (Sharpless, Pinkerton)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Ecco. Son giunti al sommo del pendio" (Goro, Chorus, Butterfly, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, Gran ventura (Butterfly, Chorus, Pinkerton, Sharpless, Goro)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "L'Imperial Commissario, l'Ufficiale del registro, i congiunti" (Goro, Pinkerton, Chorus, Butterfly, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Vieni, amor mio!" (Pinkerton, Butterfly, Goro)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Ieri son salita" (Butterfly, Goro, Chorus, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Cio-Cio-San! Abbominazione!" (Bonze, Butterfly, Chorus, Goro, Pinkerton)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Bimba, bimba non piangere" (Pinkerton, Chorus, Butterfly, Suzuki)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Viene la sera" (Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki)
Madama Butterfly: Act I, "Vogliatemi bene" (Butterfly, Pinkerton)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "E Izaghi ed Izanami" (Suzuki, Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Un bel dì, vedremo" (Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "C'è. Entrate" (Goro, Sharpless, Butterfly, Yamadori)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Incominciate" (Butterfly, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Due cose potrei far" (Butterfly, Sharpless)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Che tua madre dovrà" (Butterfly, Sharpless, Suzuki, Goro)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Il cannone del porto!" (Suzuki, Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, "Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio" (Butterfly, Suzuki)
Madama Butterfly: Act II, Humming Chorus
Madama Butterfly: Act III, Intermezzo (Orchestra & Chorus)
Madama Butterfly: Act III, "Già il sole!" (Suzuki, Butterfly, Sharpless, Pinkerton)
Madama Butterfly: Act III, "Io so che alle sue pene" (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Kate, Suzuki, Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act III, "Addio, fiorito asil" (Pinkerton, Sharpless, Kate, Suzuki, Butterfly)
Madama Butterfly: Act III, "Con onor muore" (Butterfly, Pinkerton)
Giordano: Fedora: Quattro! Sei!
Giordano: Fedora: Rigida e assai la sera... O grandi occhi lucenti
Giordano: Fedora: La camera del Conte!
Giordano: Fedora: Egli mi disse: "Andiamo al Tiro!"
Giordano: Fedora: Quelle macchie vermiglie
Giordano: Fedora: Continuate... Dite, coraggio
Giordano: Fedora: Altra volta quell'uomo vedesti?
Giordano: Fedora: Signori, vi presento Lazinski
Giordano: Fedora: Vi presento Lazinski
Giordano: Fedora: La donna russa e femmina due volte
Giordano: Fedora: Amor ti vieta
Giordano: Fedora: Dimmi, dunque che fu?
Giordano: Fedora: Portentoso! - Olga, Rouvel, De Siriex, Fedora
Giordano: Fedora: Intermezzo
Giordano: Fedora: Grech! I vostri uomini?
Giordano: Fedora: Silenzio!... E lui!
Giordano: Fedora: Mia madre, la mia vecchia madre
Giordano: Fedora: Vedi, io piango
Giordano: Fedora: Dice la capinera
Giordano: Fedora: Quanto sei bella!
Giordano: Fedora: Chi vedo! De Siriex!
Giordano: Fedora: Testolina sventata!
Giordano: Fedora: Dio di giustizia
Giordano: Fedora: Muta e mia madre
Giordano: Fedora: Loris, mio Loris!
Giordano: Fedora: Boroff?
Giordano: Fedora: E vano! La more e qui
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Introduction
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Hello... Nick!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Che faranno i vecchi miei
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Jim, perche piangi?
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ragazzi, Fate Largo!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Hello, Minnie!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Dove eravamo?
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: La posta! La posta!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Minnie, dalla mia casa son partito
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Laggiu nel Soledad
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Chi c'e per farmi i ricci?
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Mister Johnson, voi m'avete seccato!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Io non son che una povera fanciulla
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Quello che tacete
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Il mio bimbo e grande e piccino
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Billy, e fissato?
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Oh, se sapeste
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ugh!... Neve!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Vieni fuori!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: L'han ferito... Che importa?
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: E la! E la!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Una partita a poker!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ve lo giuro, sceriffo
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ah! Ah! Ah!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Sceriffo Rance!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Ah-ah-ah!
Puccini: La fanciulla del West: Le tue parole sono di Dio


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