Published by "Coast to Coast", magazine of Salento (Lecce's area),
a splendid special about Schipa Sr. in the 45th anniversary of his death.
You can read it HERE
xxxA VIDEO section has been added, with a direct link to DOGIEBLITZ,
BIG EVENT FOR BELCANTO
In 50 years of total dedication and uninterrupted work the Opera Omnia of Tito Schipa Senior
has been collected in 31 cd by Father RICHARD D. CANTRELL (Texas).
TITO SCHIPA JR. discovered and encouraged the collection,
that has been perfectioned by Associazione Culturale NIREO IMF
and sponsored by FONDAZIONE TITO SCHIPA, CONSERVATORIO TITO SCHIPA.
AMICI DELLA LIRICA TITO SCHIPA, COMUNE and PROVINCIA of Lecce,
The collection will be presented in Lecce monday April 26, 12:00 am, at Teatro Politeama Greco.
The de-luxe cased edition contains a refind brochure with contributions of
Francesco Libetta, Eraldo Martucci, Gianfranco Landini, Giorgio Gualerzi, Gianni Carluccio
and a vast photographic documentation.
Everything recorded by the great singer in his lifetime, from official records to film soundtracks,
private and home recordings, live concerts, many totally inedit, even discarded takes,
appears rimasterized and optimized in the 31 cd. (10.04.10)
For details: email@example.com
4 1909: in a foggy night in Vercelli,
the youngTito Schipa made his "debutto" in La Traviata,
paying 50 Lira for the chance.
And the human singing would nevermore be the same. (04.02.09)
The forum of ORFEO
9 and of Schipa family's acitivities
has been renewed and moved, new address is:
Voice was given that an operatica aria sung by Tito
was part of the soundtrack in the latest Woody Allen's film.
Unfortunately - though very apparently! - it was not true...(19.01.06)
2 in the exclusive location
inside the former convent of Teatini in Lecce,
in the heart of the ancient city, the tribute cerimony
"CORE MIO", OMAGGIO A TITO SCHIPA will take place,
featuring a woodwind quintet of the ICO orchestra and a tenor accompanied by piano
proposing a repertory of songs once performed and composed by Tito Schipa.
Furthermore, during the honour soirée wich will close the 2005 Event
Sunday Sept. 4 settembre, same location,
homage will be payed to the memory of the Great Salento Citizen,
in the 40th anniversary of his death. (21.VIII.05)
At the 25th Meeting
"Friendship of Peoples" (Rimini, August 2004)
this autobiographic phrase by Don Luigi Giussani (founder) was hanging everywhere:
Tito Schipa began singing an aria from Donizetti's La Favorita, (...)
As I listened to "Spirto Gentil", in that very moment of my life,
for the first time I understood That God existed, and therefore nothing could exist
if a meaning was not there; that the heart could not exist
without the goal of the heart: happiness.
Published by ARGO
Ed. of Gianni Schilardi
the 4th edition of "TITO SCHIPA by Tito Schipa Jr." is ready.
De luxe format with 300 pictures and compact disc.
The life of one of the greatest performers of the XX century
recounted through the eyes of his fundamental love stories
and of Tito Jr. in his teens.
The book is supervised with great love and skill by Gianni Carluccio.
Presentation in Lecce, May 26, care of Provincia di Lecce,
Fondazione Tito Schipa
and Associazione Amici della Lirica Tito Schipa.
The book can be ordered here (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at cover price, mail expenses included if inside CEE (Euro 30,00)
Still improved Tito Schipa's COMPLETE
RECORDINGS on CD !!!
The catalog is on line, UPGRADING CONSTANTLY, care of Rev. Richard Cantrell in USA.
Just appeared: sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor!
Baskerville, publisher of Tito's
biography in English, also distributing online,
has changed ownership and address:
DAMAGED with the Novembre 1st 2002
flood in the North area of Rome
important documents archived in Via al Sesto Miglio's basement.
The restoration is care of Eng. Gianni Carluccio in Lecce.
In the bookstores:
"IL BATTELLO DEI SOGNI"
by Marina Ceratto (Simonelli publ.)
biography of actrice Caterina Boratto.
Contains informations on the greatest love story of Tito Schipa.
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SCHIPA FAMILY
AND CITY OF LECCE
about the projected constitution of a Schipa Museum
is now on line on this site
care of prof. Gianni Carluccio. (see "LECCE")
INEDITED SHORT FILM FOOTAGES
with parts of a concert in support
to italian military campaigns of the 30's in North Africa
appear in the catalog of Istituto Luce (http://www.luce.it)
A 1952 live recording of
ELISIR D'AMORE ACT TWO has been found in Lecce
by the private collector Guido Vito
A 1962 live recording of the LAST
(Teatro Margherita, Viareggio)
has ben found by her last female stage partner, Vittoria Chiericati
A SHORT FILMED DOCUMENT, 30 second
long ("Ecco Ridente in Cielo")
has been found in Argentina by the private collector Francisco Armentano