Martinelli, Giovanni

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Martinelli, Giovanni Gender: M
born on 22 October 1885 at 21:40 (= 9:40 PM )
Place Montagnana, Italy, 45n14, 11e28
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°55 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 18°13'


Italian opera singer, comparable in his day to such singers as Pavarotti and Domingo today. He was born 15 days before Aureliano Pertile in the same small town; the two tenors dominated the world of opera at the beginning of the 20th century.

The son of a cabinetmaker, Martinelli learned to play the clarinet as a child. During his required national service, he joined the regimental band where his ability as a singer was discovered, and he was sent to study with Professor Mandolini. In 1908, he performed in Verdi’s "Aida," and in 1910, he made his professional debut in Verdi’s "Ernani." The following year he starred in Puccini’s "La Fanciulla del West."

With a strong, robust voice, he was perfect for demanding roles, and he enjoyed immediate success in Italy. During 1912, he traveled to Monte Carlo and London, and in 1913, he became an associate of the Metropolitan Opera of New York. He performed in such operas as "Samson," "Manrico" and "Otello," and made his last appearance in "Turandot" in the mid-1960s.

Martinelli married in 1913 in Milan.

He died on 2/02/1969, New York, New York.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1910 (Pro debut in Aida)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1913 at 12:00 midnight in Milan, Italy
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1969 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Age 74)

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C. in Datanotizie No.4, 1/1995 (9:40 PM Rome time)


  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Strong, robust voice)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor)