Colini [Collini], Filippo
- Roberta Montemorra Marvin
(b Rome, Oct 21, 1811; d ?May 1863). Italian baritone. In both contemporary and modern sources he is sometimes confused with Virgilio Collini or Filippo Coletti. He studied with Camillo Angiolini at the Collegio Romano from 1819 to 1827, where he sang in the choir. His first concert appearance was in 1831. Early in 1835 he appeared at the opera house in Fabriano, and during the autumn made his début at the Teatro Valle, Rome. Thereafter he was engaged at major Italian theatres in Palermo (1838–41, 1852–4), Naples (1841–2, 1848, 1855–7), Genoa (1842–3, 1854–5), Milan (1844–5) and Rome (1844, 1845–6, 1848–9, 1849–50), among others, and in Paris and Vienna.
During his early career his repertory consisted mainly of works by Donizetti, especially Torquato Tasso; later he concentrated on Verdi’s operas, in particular Nabucco, Ernani and Luisa Miller. He sang Luigi XIV in the première of Campana’s ...