Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 25, 2011

Cesarina Valobra (Soprano) (La Spezia 1901 - Milan 1982)



She studied with Vittorio Vanza in Milan and debuted in 1923 at the Teatro Sociale in Como in Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’. In 1924 she appeared at La Scala as Lisa in Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. In 1938 she appeared at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in the premiere of the opera ‘’Donata’’ of Gaspare Scuderi. In 1939 she finished her career. She spent her old age in the Casa di riposo Verdi in Milan. At the beginning of her career she has also appeared under the name Cesarina Valobra-Barbieri.

Chronology of some appearances

1923 La Spezia Teatro Monteverdi Boheme (Mimè)
1925 Milano Teatro La Scala Orfeo ed Euridice (Amore)
1928 Milano Teatro La Scala Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
1930 Bologna Teatro Del Corso Guglielmo Tell (Matilde)
1934 Pisa Teatro Verdi Manon (Manon)
1938 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice DonatA di G. Scuderi


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Homokord 1929, Milano
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): In quelle trine morbide H 4326
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) Un bel di H 4326

Homokord 1930, Milano
Madama Butterfly (Puccini):  Duo act 1, pt I with Nino Piccaluga  H-9100-II
Madama Butterfly (Puccini):  Duo act 1, pt 2 with Nino Piccaluga  H-9100-I

Odeon 1935
Boheme (Puccini): O soave fanciulla with Lionello Cecil  O-6838 b
Boheme (Puccini): Qaurtetto with Lionello Cecil, Adelina Fiori and Carlo Martinengo O-6838 a

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