Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Sep 3, 2011

Bianca Lavin De Casas (Mezzo-Soprano) (Spain 1875 - ?)





Probably she made her debut in 1898. In 1902 she appeared at La Scala in Milan as Fricka in ‘’La Walkiria’’ and then sang there the role of Pierotto in ’’ Linda di Chamounix’’ of  Donizetti. In 1908 she performed in ‘’Carmen’’ at the Teatro Massimo in  Palemo. In 1910 she had big success at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, where she sang among other things the role of Pantalis in Boito’s opera ‘’Mefistofele’’. In the 1911-12 season she sang at the Teatro Regio in Parma once more her star role Carmen; there she alsoappeared as Maddalena in ‘’Rigoletto’’. She was also appreciated in Spain as a Zarzuela singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Valencia  Teatro Principal Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1903 Madrid  Teatro Reale Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1904 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1904 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Favorita (Leonora)
1905 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1905 Genova  Politeama Genovese Favorita (Leonora)
1906 Il Cairo  Teatro Khediviale Favorita (Leonora)
1907 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Adriana Lecouvreur (Principessa)
1907 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Carmen (Carmen)
1907 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Adriana Lecouvreur (Principessa)
1908 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Carmen (Carmen)
1908 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Favorita (Leonora)
1911 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Carmen (Carmen)
1911 Genova  Politeama Genovese Carmen (Carmen)
1912 Parma  Teatro Regio Carmen (Carmen)
1912 Bergamo  Teatro Donizetti Carmen (Carmen)
1912 Faenza  Teatro Masini Carmen (Carmen)
1913 Modena  Teatro Municipale Carmen (Carmen)
1913 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Marconi Carmen (Carmen)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1904-11/12
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Mario Matroiani, Emanuele Bucalo and Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini 054045 218½m
Favorita (Donizetti): O mio Fernando 53387 2319L

Victor, USA 1904-12
Carmen (Bizet): Scena delle carte  62617 2354L

G&T, Milano 1907
Favorita (Donizetti): Pietoso al par d'un nome with Aristodemo Giorgini 054196 1284c

Gramophone, Milano 1908-11-21
Profeta (Meyerbeer): Pieta   053203 2727f   

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-01
Aida (Verdi): Fu la sorte dell’armee with Elena Ruszkowska  054272 1860c
Aida (Verdi): Ebben, qual nuovo fremito with Elena Ruszkowska  054273 1861c
Aida (Verdi): Ah! Pietа with Elena Ruszkowska  054276 1862c
Aida (Verdi): Ohime di guerra with Egidio Cunego and Elena Rsuzkowska 054274 1863c
Gioconda (Ponchielli): L'amo come il fulgor del creato with Elena Ruszkowska 054271 1864c

 Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-06
Aida (Verdi): Ohimè, morir mi sento with  F. Rizzo 054267 1871c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-11-12
Aida (Verdi): Concertante finale A. II° with Egidio Cunego, Giulia Fabris, Ernesto Badini and Vincenzo Santelia 054275 1881c



1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my Friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information.

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